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Tom Cai

Department Chair; Associate Professor | Consumer Affairs
(818) 677-3122
Office location:
SQ 200D


Yi 'Tom' Cai, Ph. D., is the Chair, and Associate Professor of Consumer Affairs, in the department of Family and Consumer Sciences. He attended Nankai University in China where he received a Bachelor of Economics degree. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Housing and Consumer Economics.  He serves as the Director for the Consumer Resource Center, and is one of the primary advisers for Consumer Affairs students. His research interests include consumer decision making, consumption and financial behavior, and financial literacy. 

Updated August 2017