Finance Department

Further Your Education in the Finance Department

The Finance Department prepares students to work with:

  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate

Dedicated Finance Faculty

The Finance Department emphasizes effective teaching and student involvement in the learning process. Select full-time Finance Department faculty members regularly set aside time to function as tutors for any student with questions about any finance course material. Our faculty are dedicated to providing superior teaching and individual attention to students.

Finance Degree Programs

The Finance Department offers four degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree.

Finance Major

The finance program prepares students to work with investments, banking, corporate finance, insurance and real estate. The program emphasizes effective teaching and student involvement in the learning process.


General Business Major

The general business major provides a broad business education for students who do not have a preference or need for a specific business major. Students will receive a strong background in the core business curriculum.


Insurance and Risk Management Major

The insurance and risk management program merges specializations in finance, insurance and mathematics. Students learn the skills to work in the areas of actuarial sciences, risk management and insurance.


Legal Studies Major

The legal studies program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in law. Students majoring in legal studies will learn from dedicated faculty the laws of business organizations, commercial transactions and the legal issues within business.


Finance Faculty and Staff

Department Chairperson
Stephen Black, Ph.D.

Department Assistant Chairperson
Allen Arnold, Ph.D.

Full-Time Faculty
NaRita Anderson, Ph.D. Candidate 
Jennifer Barger Johnson, J.D.
David Chapman, Ph.D.
Julie Cumbie, Ph.D.
R. Barry Ellis, Ph.D.
Darrell Ford, J.D.
Beverly Frickel, Ph.D.
Randal Ice, Ed.D
Minje Jung, Ph.D.
Marty Ludlum, J.D.
Stuart MacDonald, Ph.D.
John Maisch, J.D.

Adjunct Faculty 
Victoria Arnold, Ed.D.
Jana Cook, Ph.D.
Sam Cupples, Ph.D.
Darin Dalbom, MAI
Lexie Garrison, MBA
Christopher Griswold, J.D.
Norman Hollingsworth, J.D.
Alan McIntyre, MBA
Andrew Nolen, MBA

Professional Staff
Renda Walter, Administrative Assistant II