Lukas Dean

Faculty Member

Luke Dean


Luke Dean is proud to be from Orem, UT. He received a Bachelors and Masters degree from BYU and then received his PhD from Texas Tech University. He is married (Angela) and has 5 healthy, hyperactive children. He was named to InvestmentNews inaugural list of the 40 most influential people under the age of 40 in the financial planning profession.


Ph D, Texas Tech University, 2011

Major: Personal Financial Planning

MS, Brigham Young University, 2005

Major: MFHD

BS, Brigham Young University, 2003

Major: MFHD


FIN 483R

Colloquium in PFP Professionalism, Spring 2024

FIN 3060

Introduction to the PFP Profession, Spring 2024

FIN 1060

Personal Finance SS, Spring 2024

FIN 1060

Personal Finance SS, Spring 2024

FIN 481R

Personal Financial Planning Internship, Spring 2024


Dean, Luke , Judson, Hunter , Brown, Caleb , Bob Veres Insiders Forum San Antonio TX, "The Price of Talent & How to Acquire It", Bob Veres Inside Information, San Antonio, TX. (October, 2023)
Dean, Luke (Panelist), Lemoine, Craig (Panelist), Seay, Martin (Panelist), Harness, Nathan (Panelist), CFP(R) Board Registered Programs Conf, "12 Tribes of Financial Planning - helping students find the right fit", CFP(R) Board, Washington DC. (October 13, 2023)
Dean, Luke , Martin, Terrance (Panelist), Watkins, Kim (Panelist), Ewers, Mark (Panelist), Carson EXCELL , "Program Directors Panel", Carson Wealth, Nashville, TN. (September 13, 2023)
Dean, Luke (Moderator), Mielitz, Kate AFCPE Programs Manager (Panelist), Platt, Emily AVP Wealthspire (Panelist), Mischley, Chuck Director Talent Acquistion Nationwide, Diversitas Forum, "Forum: Building Careers in Wealth Management_ Advisor Careers", Diversitas, Virtual. (April 3, 2023)
Dean, Luke (Presenter Only), Crafford, Lisa (Presenter Only), Bob Veres Insiders Forum, "The impending future of the profession", Bob Veres Inside Information, Salt Lake City, UT. (September 30, 2022)
Dean, Luke (Panelist), Gibson, Philip (Panelist), Loving, Ajamu (Panelist), Sam, Janine (Panelist), Nwasike, Christian (Moderator), Association of African American Financial Advisors "Virtual Vision Conference", "Opportunities in Wealth Management for the next generation of Black/African American Talent", Association of African American Financial Advisors (aka Quad A), Virtual Conference. (September 16, 2020)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Yildirim, Cagla , Bi, Rachel , Dean, Luke , Evensky, Harold , "Age and Financial Management Acumen" .
Bridges, Kim , Dean, Luke , Jorgensen, Timi Joy, Bi, Rachel , "Impact of education on financial outcomes for divorced women" .
Pickens, Jared , Dean, Luke , Harness, Nathan , "Regional variations in ethical violations of CFP(r) practitioners" .
Sean, Xianwu , Yildirim, Cagla , Dean, Luke , Bi, Rachel , "Risk tolerance and use of annuities" .
Ryack, Ken , Dean, Luke , Sheikh, Aamer , "Does education in personal finance increase investor risk tolerance?" .
Array, Louise , Dean, Luke , Bi, Rachel , "Happiness correlated more with health and perceptions than income -- evidence from Chinese households" .


Rick Kahler Outstanding Faculty Trailblazer Award

UVU PFPSA - March 30, 2023

UVU PFP students select outstanding faculty that made big difference for them

Rick Kahler Outstanding PFP Faculty/Trailblazer Award

UVU PFPSA - March, 2022

This is the only faculty award in the PFP program, voted on by students in the major for the professor that made the biggest impact in student lives.

Nominated for Faculty Excellence Award

UVU Faculty Senate - December, 2021

Nominated by my peers as possible recipient for Faculty Excellence Award

Educator Who Made a Difference

University of Kentucky Dept of Education - April, 2020

Award given because of nomination by Yesel Rodriguez who identified me as being the faculty member most influential in his development and progress to getting a graduate degree.

Rick Kahler Outstanding Faculty/Trailblazer Award

UVU PFP students - March 5, 2019

Voted on by students in PFP major and awarded to the professor that has helped the students develop the most professionally, academically, and personally. Presented at PFP Spring Banquet.

Most Valuable Professor

UVU Men's Basketball Team - January 27, 2018

UVU Mens Basketball team athletes each selected 1 professor that was their "Most Valuable Professor" at UVU. Zach Nelson, MBA grad selected me.