Thursday, September 27, 2012

New faculty: Lei Li

“The University of Kansas is one of the strongest academic institutions in the Midwest and in the upper tier of public universities in the U.S.,” said Lei Li, a new assistant professor at the School of Business for finance. 

Li previously taught calculus for a year at Brown University while he earned his Master of Science  in mathematics and master’s in economics. He also worked as a teaching assistant for several years at Boston College while pursuing his doctorate in finance. Li was eager to join the business school staff as a passionate finance scholar with deep curiosity about financial intermediation and financial intermediaries. 

“I’m looking forward to enjoying the gorgeous campus life here: the beautiful hilltop campus, classic stone buildings, and of course basketball games at the best arena in the country, Allen Fieldhouse,” Li said. 

This fall Li teaches Financial Markets (FIN 430) and Intermediaries and Analysis of Financial Intermediaries (FIN 710).

“I hope my classes are interesting and fun, and that students leave the classroom with a better understanding of the function and management of financial institutions and a new perspective on how to analyze what is happening in the financial markets,” Li said. 

Li is currently working on research projects studying financial institutions, financial crisis and risk management.