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Diana Tempski

Teaching Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Diana Tempski

Teaching Professor


Specialty area(s)

Corporate Finance

Brief biography

I received my undergraduate degree at UW-La Crosse as well as my MBA. I am happily married and have two beautiful daughters as well as an awesome yellow lab.

I live in the wonderful community of Arcadia located 40 miles north of La Crosse. Both my husband, Kelly, and I are very actively involved in serving our community.

Current courses at UWL

FIN 355 - Principles of Financial Management

Kwik Trip Integrated Core Program (KT ICP)

FIN 485 - Problems & Cases in Finance


Bachelors of Science, UWL

Masters of Business Administration, UWL


Teaching history

I have been teaching at UWL since 2008 and have been in the finance department since 2010. Courses taught include: FIN 207, FIN 355, FIN 456 and FIN 485.

Integrated Core Program (ICP) teaching team from 2013 - 2015, 2019 - 2021, 2023

I have taught a number of different courses in various environments. I began teaching at Western Technical College (WTC) and taught the following courses: Marketing Principles, Customer Service, Introduction to Business and Organizational Development.

I taught courses in the Management Department at UW-L for one year which included the following: MGT 308, MGT 360 and MGT 386.

Professional history

Prior to teaching I worked on the corporate side of business: three years in consumer banking at Norwest Bank (Wells Fargo), over five years in working capital management at Ashley Furniture Industries and two years owning and operating my own business with my husband.

Research and publishing

Tempski, D. L., Graham, L. (2023). Credit Management in Action: A Cross-Functional, Boundary-Spanning Role Play Exercise. Advances in Financial Education(Summer 2023), 33-41. (Submitted: June 1, 2019, Accepted: January 2024, Published: July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2023).

McDermott, M., Gullekson, N., Kiersch, C., Tempski, D. L. (2021). Improving Mastery of Principles of Marketing Concepts through Interdisciplinary Learning and Integrated Business Projects. Marketing Education Review(Summer 2021 Innovation Issue Better Together: Teaching Innovations in Marketing). (Submitted: August 15, 2020, Accepted: February 2021, Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 8, 2021).