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Degree Program University
Ph.D. Finance University of Arkansas
M.S. Agricultural Economics Montana State University
B.A. Economics Connecticut College

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

 We need to hold students to a high standard but we must give them the support that will enable them to meet our expectations. I particularly like teaching case studies as students are given the theoretical framework through lectures/readings but are challenged to use their knowledge in application. This brings the "real" world to the classroom. Macroeconomics is a course that I believe should be required of every student. Every day in every way there are examples of issues that can be addressed by students. These issues are always ripe for debate. 

What I Love About Siena

Being surrounded by 18-22 year olds for my entire life has made me young in spirit and mind. This is a small community and because of that we can be supportive of our students across the college.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

 I love teaching the Case Studies course in Finance.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2015 - Now Professor of Finance Siena College
2011 - 2015 Professor of Finance and Economics Siena College
2002 - 2015 Vice President for Academic Affairs Siena College
1998 - 2001 Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Siena College
1995 - 1998 College Core Coordinator Siena College
1991 - 2011 Professor of Finance Siena College
1989 - 1991 Financial Management and Planning Instructor, In-house MBA Program UNUM Inc
1987 - 1991 Assistant Professor of Finance University of Southern Maine
1985 - 1986 Assistant Professor of Finance University of Central Arkansas
1980 - 1983 Instructor in Economics University of Central Arkansas
1974 - 1980 Instructor in Economics Montana State University
1970 - 1972 Assistant Economist/Econometrician General Electric Company

Current Research

Case studies for corporate finance.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Where to Start? College Level Computer Application
    Computers on Campus National Conference
    March, 2004
  • Trouble in Chocolate Town: A Look at Hershey Foods Corporation
    The CASE Journal, vol. 1
    2004
  • Computing Background of First-Year Students: Service/Survey Courses in Computing
    Stop Surfing-Start Teaching Conference
    2001
  • Morning Star Tiles
    North American Case Research Association
    1997
  • Flower Power, Inc
    Eastern Case Writers Association, vol. 96
    1996
  • Consumer Plastics
    Eastern Case Writers Association, vol. 1
    1994
  • East River Muffler
    Eastern Case Writers Association, vol. 1
    1994

Awards & Distinctions

  • Nominated by former students
    Category: Teaching
    Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998
  • Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award
    Category: Teaching
    Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award, 1996

Presentations

  • A Decade of First-Year Experience-and How to Move On
    January, 2007
    Association of American Colleges and Universities, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Where to Start? College-Level Computer Applications
    March, 2004
    Computers on Campus Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • Hershey Foods, Thinking Beyond the Wrapper
    May, 2003
    Eastern Academy of Management/The Case Association, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Wake Up and Smell the Chocolate: A Financial Analysis of Hershey Foods
    April, 2003
    Financial Education Association, Orlando, Florida
  • Hershey Foods Corporation: Unwrapping the Potential
    June, 2002
    Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Enhancing Student Understanding by Inviting the Company Founder and Former CEO into the Classroom: The Vermont Teddy Bear Case
    March, 2001
    International Business Educational and Technology Conference, Cancun, Mexico
  • Computing Background of First-Year Students: Service/Survey Courses in Computing
    February, 2001
    Stop Surfing-Start Teaching, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Morningstar Tiles
    October, 1997
    North American Case Research Association, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Flower Power, Inc
    April, 1996
    Eastern Case Writers Association, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Providence, Rhode Island
  • East River Muffler
    April, 1994
    Eastern Case Writers Association, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Computing Background of First-Year Business Students
    1994
    Eastern Small College Computing Conference, Rochester, New York
  • Consumer Plastics
    1994
    Eastern Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • A Predictive Model of Abnormal Returns to Leveraged Buyouts
    1990
    Eastern Finance Association, Hot Springs, Virginia