Joanne Li

Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA
Vice President



Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA is Dean, Professor of Finance and Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair at the Florida International University College of Business., an AACSB-accredited college. 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 (SBDC at FIU and the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center).

Prior to joining the college, she served as Dean of Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. At Raj Soin, she developed innovative programs designed to accelerate the college’s role in economic and workforce development, including the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to promote student participation in commercialization and tech transfer, and Wright Venture, a Shark Tank look-alike that allows students to pitch start-up ideas to gain financial backing.

While serving as Dean at Raj Soin, she was recognized by the Dayton Business Journal as one of Dayton’s Power 50 Women and was named one of 100 Dayton’s Women Influencers by the Lean In Chapter, Dayton. She was also selected by the Deloitte Dayton Women’s Initiative as one of the eight Dayton-area women leaders of the fourth annual Wise Women conference.

Dr. Li is a retainer/selected speaker for the CFA Institute and CFA Institute Asia-Pacific. She has presented on the value of corporate governance at many international and national CFA societies including the Thailand Stock Exchange (TSE). She established the CFA mentoring program in numerous institutions and coordinated a Global Investment Research Challenge for the 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 the Outstanding Article recognition in the Journal of Financial Research in 2005. She served as Associated Editor for Financial Analysts Journal in 2011 and 2012 and also served on the Editorial Board of the journal. In 2008, she took on the role of Editor in Chief of the Stalla Review for the CFA Exams.

Dr. Li graduated with a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a support area in Econometrics from Florida State University. She was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2001.