Dean Joanne Li

Joanne Li is the appointed Dean of Florida International University’s College of Business. In addition, she is a professor of Finance and the Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair. As dean, she leads the college’s Landon Undergraduate School and Chapman Graduate School, as well as its executive education, global learning and small business development programs. Those include the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU.

Prior to joining FIU, she served as the Dean of Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Li is a retainer/selected speaker for the Charter Financial Analyst Institute and CFA Institute Asia-Pacific. She has presented on the value of corporate governance at many international and national CFA societies, including at the Thailand Stock Exchange. She established the CFA mentoring program in numerous institutions and coordinated a Global Investment Research Challenge for the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore societies. She has published in top-ranked finance journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research and The Financial Review.  She was the recipient of an Outstanding Article recognition in the Journal of Financial Research in 2005.

Li earned her Doctoral degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a support area in Econometrics from Florida State University. She was awarded the CFA designation in 2001.