Richard Haskell, PhD, is a Professor of Finance in Westminster University's Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business and the Director of the Westminster Center for Financial Wellness.  After a fulfilling career in finance and investments he earned graduate  degrees in Economics at the University of Utah. His research focuses on asset valuation methods and models and capital flows in the private capital markets.

His work extends beyond research and the classroom as he and his students engage the private capital markets and small business through the Center for Financial Wellness, Gore Consulting and the University Valuation Group.  Haskell and his students provide much needed resources to businesses large and small but have a particular focus towards providing for the needs of businesses owned by low-income, female led, underrepresented and otherwise marginalized households.

Haskell teaches higher order finance courses to seniors and graduate students in the Gore School of Business and continues to hold a teaching appointment in the Department of Economics at the University of Utah. He and his students have also developed and teach non-matriculated, non-credit bearing introductory courses in accounting, finance, investment, economics, entrepreneurship and business planning through community learning centers in the region. 

Haskell has a PhD and MS in Economics from the University of Utah, and BS in Family Financial Planning and Counseling from Brigham Young University.  Though clearly passionate about the disciplines of finance and economics, his true passions are his wife, children and grandchildren.

"I've been married for over 40 years to a beautiful and patient wife, and have four children and a growing number of grandchildren spread from Virginia to San Diego.  I'm actively involved in my church and serve on the boards of local charitable foundations.  When I have spare time, or when I used to have spare time, I spend it hiking, in my shop building furniture, in my yard tending my ponds and gardens, and entertaining and cooking for loved ones and guests. My life is full to say the very least and I'm grateful for it.  I'm one of those fortunate men who's allowed to spend time doing what I love."