Juan Castro, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance and International Business

2010 Fulbright Scholar

Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 2000
M.A., University of New Orleans, 1996
B.S., University of New Orleans, 1993

Phone: 903-233-3624
Email: juancastro@letu.edu
Office: Longview Hall 102

Juan’s experience includes Dean of the School of Business at East Texas Baptist University, Vice-president for the Risk Management Department in Hibernia National Bank, and Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator for the University of New Orleans.

Juan has a vast international experience working overseas and teaching abroad in Spain, Ecuador, Honduras, and Austria. He has dictated conferences in Madrid, Edinburgh, Seville, Guayaquil, Tegucigalpa, Vienna, and Oxford.

Juan teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and has published research papers in several refereed journals, most recently in the prestigious Oxford Round Table, in Oxford, England. He has co-authored books in international finance. Juan is originally from Honduras, Central America. He is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Teaching areas

  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Business Forecasting
  • International Finance/Economics


Research Interests:

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Financial Risk
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Finance
  • Latin-American Financial Economics




LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas


East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, Texas


University of New Orleans 
New Orleans, Louisiana


Vice President Research Analyst of Hibernia National Bank 
New Orleans, Louisiana


University of New Orleans 
New Orleans, Louisiana


Scholar Work, Business and Consultancy Experience:

  • International Economics Presenter, Nov. 2014
    Presenting at an international economic conference, sponsored by the National University of Honduras.
  • Fulbright Scholar, June - Nov. 2010
    Awarded Prestigious Fulbright grant from the US State Department to research and teach in El Salvador and Central America. Taught in the master finance program at the National University of El Salvador and wrote financial cases covering Central American companies.
  • United Nations Consultant, Sept. 2009 - Oct. 2011
    United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Consultant for Honduras, Central America; working in the United Nation millennium for the poverty eradication. The purpose of this consultancy was the of training 40 students in economic and financial development in the Master of Economics of the National University of Honduras (UNAH), course in September-November 2009. Continued collaboration with UNAH and UNDP in the assessment and grading of final graduation thesis and performance for some students until October 2011.