Dr. Heather Luea
Department Chair for Finance, Economics, and Accounting - Glenn R. Jones College of Business
Dr. Heather Luea earned her Bachelors degree in Finance from Fort Hays State University and her Masters in Business Administration from Wichita State University. She worked in corporate finance prior to completing her PhD in Economics from Kansas State University with fields in econometrics and public and regional economics. She also holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Kaplan University.
Dr. Luea has extensive teaching experience that includes positions at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, and University of California, Berkeley. She has taught across the business curriculum and has won numerous teaching awards. Dr. Luea has also had the opportunity to serve as program head for Finance at Newman University and department chair at Kaplan University.
Her research interests include housing, healthcare, and fringe banking services. Her most recent research focuses on the impact of payday lending on neighborhood crime. Her work has been published in Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Housing Economics, and the Nashville Area Business and Economic Review. She has an active research agenda, and her papers have been accepted at numerous national conferences, including the American Economics Association annual meetings.