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Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Yoon G. Lee

Ph.D., Associate Professor

Email: yoon.lee@usu.edu
Location: FL 218
Office Phone: 797.1555

Research Projects

Family Finance

  • Dr. Yoon Lee
  • Susan Brown (Ph.D., 2011)
  • Eun-hyei Shin (M.S., 2011)
  • Katrina Nye (M.S., 2008)
  • Miguel Fernandez (M.S., 2006)

Family Resource Management

  • Dr. Yoon Lee
  • Fay Belnap (M.S., 2007)
  • Tawna Wayment (M.S., 2002)

Family Business

  • Dr. Yoon Lee
  • Jeff Wallace (M.S., 2010)


Ph.D., Consumer and Family Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995
M.S., Family Ecology, University of Utah, 1990
B.S., Household Management, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea, 1983

Courses Taught

FCHD 2450 Consumer and Family Economic Issues
FCHD 3280 Economic Issues for Individuals and Families
FCHD 3450 Consumer Credit Problems
FCHD 6040/7040 Survey of Family Economics Research
FCHD 6050/7050 Consumer Science Theories
FCHD 6410/7410 Family Financial Problems
FCHD 6430/7430 Economics of Aging
FCHD 6900/7900 Interdisciplinary Topical Seminar in Aging: Aging Well, Personally, Financially, and Socially


(*graduate student co-author)

Lee, Y., Fitzgerald, M., & Bartkus, K. (in press). Adjustment strategy use in minority family businesses: Differences across gender. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 35.

Lee, Y., Fitzgerald, M., Bartkus, K., & Lee, M. (in press). Ethnic differences in the use of adjustment strategies and associations with perceived success in minority-owned family firms. New England Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

Lee, Y., Bartkus, K., & Lee, M. (2015). The diversity of legacy motivation: Succession planning in minority-owned family firms. American Journal of Entrepreneurship, 8(1), 37-50.

*Lee, Y., Jackson, M., & Nelson, S. (2015). Retirement preparedness of core and leading boomers. Journal of Asian Association for Home Economics, 22(1), 1-12.

Lee, Y., Baek, B., & Lown, J. (2015). Predictors of credit card use among university students: Utilizing the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Consumer Studies, 26(1), 101-121.

*Lee, Y. & Dunn, C. R. (2014). Factors associated with using study drugs among young adults. Journal of Consumer Education, 30, 74-86. http://www.cefe.illinois.edu/JCE/ archives/vol 30.html

Lee, S., Sohn, S., Lee, E., Lee, Y., & Zan, Hua (2014). Consumption patterns and economic status of older households in the United States. Monthly Labor Review, 137 (8). http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/ consumption-patterns-and-economic-status-of-older-households-1.htm

*Lee, Y., Brown, S., & Nelson, S. (2013). Mortgages and home equity debt in the U.S.: A comparison of 1998 and 2008 near-retirees. Journal of Asian Association for Home Economics, 20(4), 159-168.

Lee, Y. & Marshall, M. (2013). Goal orientation and performance of family businesses. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 33(3), 1-10. DOI 10.1007/s10834-012-9329-9

Research Interests

My research primarily centers on financial behavior and issues, with an emphasis on women, the elderly, baby boomers, and small family business owners. I am particularly interested in retirement preparedness of near-retirees, and business success and management strategies in family-owned businesses. I am currently conducting research on small business survival and demise following natural disasters.