Luciana Echazú named associate dean for undergraduate education


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Luciana Echazu

Paul College welcomes Luciana Echazú as our new associate dean for undergraduate education and associate professor of economics. She will join us August 15. Lu currently is associate dean of undergraduate programs and operations and associate professor of economics and financial studies at Clarkson University’s David D. Reh School of Business, an R2 stem-focused private university in upstate New York.

Lu writes, “I am thrilled to be joining such an amazing community of faculty and staff at the Peter Paul College of Business and Economics. I am looking forward to the opportunity to apply my skills and provide leadership to further develop undergraduate programs within a dynamic college of this size and prestige. I am excited to engage with students as we continue to develop Paul College as a recognized leader in experiential education. I also am looking forward to working with faculty to strengthen the college’s focus on global and cross-cultural aspects of business, business ethics, and analytics and quantitative decision-making.”

Originally from Argentina, Lu joined Clarkson in 2007. She has an expansive research agenda that focuses on game theory, law and economics, industrial organization, development economics, international trade, and behavioral microeconomics. Lu’s peer reviewed work has been published in top-tier journals including Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and International Review of Law and Economics.

Over the years she has been honored with more than a dozen awards and fellowships in recognition of her teaching, leadership and service including the David D. Reh School of Business Service Award 2018, Distinguished Teaching Award 2017, MBA Faculty Member of the Year 2012, Commendable Leadership Award 2012, and Respect Award 2012.

Lu became associate dean of undergraduate programs at Clarkson in 2018. Among her accomplishments she redesigned the organizational structure of the school, brought the global supply chain management program back into the top 20 ranking of U.S. News & World Report, led the recent five-year AACSB continuous improvement accreditation review that resulted in a successful reaccreditation, and was instrumental in the launch of a new major in Mathematical Economics.

Lu earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Memphis, her MBA from East Carolina University, and her B.A. from the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.