Ryan Halley

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Chair, Undergraduate Business and Economics
Professor of Finance

Phone: 503-554-2807
Email: halleyr@georgefox.edu
Office Location: Hoover 134

Office Hours: By appointment only

Ryan Halley has been part of George Fox University’s School of Business since 2009. Before coming to George Fox, Ryan was a faculty member at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, for four years. He also has worked as a financial consultant, as a graduate research assistant at Texas Tech University and as a state auditor for the State of Ohio. Ryan earned a doctorate in personal financial planning from Texas Tech, an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He holds the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) designation from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

Ryan lives in Newberg, OR. He is married to Jess and has two children, Megan and Brennan. In the professional arena, his love is for teaching and developing relationships with college students. Ryan’s passions include sports (watching and playing), running, fishing, hiking, camping, and some good R&R with family. .

Professor Halley teaches:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments
  • Personal Finance


  • PhD from Texas Tech University
  • MBA from Ohio State University
  • BA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Community Service

  • Lead community-based personal finance seminars
  • Provide pro-bono financial counseling and pre-marital counseling for students
  • Volunteer with YoungLives of Newberg
  • Newberg Little League baseball coach

Research Interests

  • Financial education and college student debt
  • Teaching pedagogy
  • Pre-marital financial counseling
  • Clergy financial preparation programs

Selected Publicatons/Presentations

  • Haigh, J. & Halley, R. (2013). “Engaging students to develop a personal professional university brand.” Marketing Educators’ Association: Conference Proceedings (2013). 
  • Halley, R., Rahschulte, T., VandenHoek, J., & Sikkema, S. (2012). “Addressing today’s talent gap: An inductive investigation into balancing the demand and supply of 21st century workforce talent.” Advances in Business Research3(1), 99-106. 
  • Davis, K. & Halley, R. (2012). “Connecting behavioral finance and common financial blunders for young adults.” Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education: Proceedings (2012).
  • Halley, R. E., Durband, D. B., & Britt, S. L. (2012). “Staffing and recruiting considerations for financial education programs.” In D. B. Durband & S. L. Britt (Eds.), Student financial literacy: Campus-based program development (pp. 27-36). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Britt, S. L., Halley, R. E., & Durband, D. B. (2012). “Training and development of financial education program staff.” In D. B. Durband & S. L. Britt (Eds.), Student financial literacy: Campus-based program development (pp. 37-56). New York, NY: Springer.
  •  Halley, R., Rahschulte, T., Sikkema, S., & VandenHoek, J. (2012). “A prized product: Pushing business education closer to the world’s need.” The Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: Proceedings (2012).
  • Halley, R., Durband, D., Gustafson, A., & Bailey, W. (2011). "A survey of clergy practices associated with premarital financial counseling." Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, December edition.
  • Goetz, J., Durband, D. B., Halley, R., & Davis, K. (2011). "A peer-based financial planning and education service program: An innovative pedagogic approach." Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 8(4), 7-14.
  • Kluge, A., Halley, R., & Liu, D. (2011). “Looking Overseas in Search of New Tuition Dollars: Meeting the Needs of Chinese Business Students.” 2011 Annual Conference of the Region 7 of The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Halley, R., VandenHoek, J., & Rahschulte, T. (2011). “Same Three Letters…New Inputs Yield New Processes.” 2011 Annual Conference of The Christian Business Faculty Association, Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Davis, K. & Halley, R. (2010). “Behavioral Finance and Counseling: Blunders and ‘Whys.’” 2010 Annual Conference of The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, Denver, CO.
  • Halley, R. (2005). “Financial Literacy on College Campuses." Bank One Advisory Council Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Halley, R. (2005). "Red to Black Financial Counseling: A Model University Financial Literacy Program." Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference, Lafayette, LA.
  • Goetz, J., Bagwell, D., & Halley, R. (2004). "Tough Questions for Student Financial Educators." 2004 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Denver, CO.
  • Bagwell, D., Halley, R., & Goetz, J. (2004). "Peer to Peer Financial Counseling and Education in a University Setting." 2004 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. Denver, CO.

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