Elizabeth Asiedu is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, and she was the Associate Department Chair and the Director of Graduate Studies from 2007-2009. She is also the President of the African Finance Economic Association and the President and founder of the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE). Professor Asiedu received her B.S. (Hons) from the University of Ghana, M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and PhD in Economics also from UIUC.