Lorri Halverson, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Lorri A. Halverson, MBA is an Assistant Professor of Business and routinely teaches courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and applied research.  Lorri has been at USF fulltime since 2012, having served as an adjunct for USF and other local colleges before that.  Prior to her time at USF, she worked for a professional online training company and spent more than a decade in the field of personal finance.  Her time in personal finance cemented her interest in income support programs and the impact of these programs and public policy on low-income families.  She continues to research these topics and engages her students in the research process.  Lorri has traveled to more than 12 countries and shares her experiences with students, seeking to be a catalyst for the development of their global mindsets and cultural appreciation.  Lorri received her MBA from University of Sioux Falls in 2004.



  • B.S., Mathematics & Business Administration, Concordia College, 1993
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Sioux Falls, 2004

Courses Taught

  • ECO212 - Microeconomics
  • ECO213 - Macroeconomics
  • ECO405 - Environmental Economics
  • BUS283 - International Business Cultures
  • BUS550 - Managerial Economics - Graduate
  • ECO350 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO405 - Environmental Economics
  • ECO460 - Sports Economics
  • ECO391 - Applied Economic Research
  • ECO327 - Consumer Behavior
  • BUS319 - International Business

Professional Memberships

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Monitoring and Compliance Board Committee 2003-2006

Public Relations Task Force 2006-2007

Governance Task Force 2007-2008


Led Student Research:

Health policy analysis looked for a correlation between health insurance costs and the health outcomes of life expectancy and infant mortality. 

Long term unemployment study looked at by sector and compared with macroeconomic measurements including GDP.

Income support programs were reveiewed to find relationship to food insecurity and health impacts.

Three (3) student research projects looking at how employment in difference sectors of the economy behaves over time and along the business cycle.

Research project on the recruitment and retention of participants for health research studies. This paper was presented by students at the 45th Eastern Economic Association Conference in New York, NY.

Three (3) student research on new measurements of socioeconomic status in health research studies. These paper were presented by students at the 45th Eastern Economic Association Conference in New York, NY. and one was published.

Buxengard AM, Von Bergen CE, Wood CR, Smith TA. (2019). Socioeconomic Status and Infant Development. Issues in Political Economy, 28(1), 27-38.

Scholarships and Creative Work

Book Chapters
  • Smirnova, Natalia V. and Lorri A. Halverson. 2018. “The Missing Link: Experiential Learning.” In Intuition, Trust, and Analytics, edited by Jay Liebowitz, Joanna Paliszkiewicz, and Jerzy Goluchowski, 49-66. New York: CRC Press.
  • Applied Economic Research: Integration of the Academia and the Real World Presented at: St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank – Annual Professors Conference American Economic Assoc. Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education Eastern Economic Association – Annual Conference

Service/Volunteer Work

Board Member, Sioux Falls Area Literacy Council

Chair of Fund Development Committee 2005-2006

East Minnehaha Chapter Board, Thrivent Financial

Financial Director 2008-2010, Internet Advisor 2010, Congregational Coordinator 2011

East Side Lutheran Church

Council Member 2011-Present, Council Liason and Chair and Stewardship Task Force 2011-Present, Council Liason and Chair and After-School Program Planning Group 2011-2012

Board Member

SD Parkinson Foundation, Board Member and Chair of Fundraising Committee

January, 2017 - January 2021