Since virtually all business decisions have a financial dimension, an understanding of the financial implications of a decision is crucial for effective management. Our program, ranked No. 12 in the country by College Factual, and a Bloomberg Experiential Learning partner, helps Finance students develop a problem-solving, decision analysis framework centered around value creation and serving the consumer.


Ascioglu, N. Asli

N. Asli Ascioglu

Professor, Finance, B.S. Middle East Technical University; M.S. Texas Tech University; Ph.D. University of Memphis.

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Mara Derderian

Lecturer, Finance, B.S. Bryant University; M.B.A. Bentley University.

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Dowling, Maura

Maura Ann Dowling

Lecturer, Finance, B.A., M.A. Potsdam College (SUNY); M.A. Brown University. Financial planner and wealth consultant in industry as well as private practice. Experimenting with value-creation in client work that involves "client best interest" which means providing second opinions on products and strategies that others "sell" to clients.

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Inci, A. Can

A. Can Inci

Professor, Finance, B.S. Bogazici University; M.S. University of London; M.B.A. Ohio State University; Ph.D. University of Michigan.

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Ketcham, David

David C. Ketcham

Associate Professor, Finance, B.S. in Business Administration, University of Vermont (1978); Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance), Pennsylvania State University (1988)

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Jeffrey S. Koplik

Lecturer, Finance, B.S. Cornell University; MSc. Brown University; MBA University of Rhode Island; MSF Boston College.

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David Louton

Professor, Finance, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. Michigan State University.

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Kevin J. Maloney

Graduated from Trinity College in 1979 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. Graduated from Washington University, St. Louis with a Masters and Ph.D. in Economics with fields in Monetary Theory and Finance. Masters Degree granted in 1981. Ph.D. granted in 1983. Assistant Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, 1983-1987.

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McCarthy, Joseph

Joseph McCarthy

Professor, Finance, B.S. SUNY at Albany; M.B.A. University of Oregon; D.B.A. University of Colorado.

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Nigro, Peter

Peter Joseph Nigro

Peter Nigro has a few teaching principals – no lectures, no textbooks, no raising of hands. “In my class,” he said, “we use the Wall Street Journal and it’s a dialogue. I am known as a hard teacher. You come to class prepared.”

Nigro was trained as a labor economist and got into banking by luck. Working in Washington, D.C.

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Ramirez, Andres

Andres Ramirez

Associate Professor, Finance, M.B.A. University of Texas Pan American Ph.D. University of South Carolina.

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Saraoglu, Hakan

Hakan Saraoglu

Professor, Finance, B.Sc., M.B.A. Bogazici University; Ph.D. Michigan State.

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Jack W. Trifts

Jack Trifts has had a distinctive career as a researcher and academic administrator but there’s one venue he enjoys the most: the classroom.

“The heart of great education, and a Bryant education, is a close and active relationship between students and faculty,” Trifts says, “with faculty lecturing less and coaching more.

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Cathy Zheng

Dr. Ying (Cathy) Zheng is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department. She is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. Dr. Zheng received her PhD in International Finance from University of South Carolina. Her teaching interests include international financial management, global corporate valuation, global finance.

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