Alex Fayman, Ph.D., is the chair in the Department of Finance at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include financial markets and institutions, banking, corporate finance and consumer finance. Fayman teaches Financial Markets and Institutions, and Strategic Finance to undergraduate and graduate students.
Before teaching at MSU Denver, he was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Central Arkansas. There, Fayman also served as the chair of the College of Business Research Committee and an advisor to the African Student Business Council; conducted research; developed curricula and assessments; and taught undergraduate and MBA students. He has been awarded research grants from Illinois State University and the University of Central Arkansas, as well as a multiyear competition grant from Target Corp. Fayman serves on MSU Denver’s Faculty Senate.
Fayman’s research has been published in the Journal of Economic and Social Policy, the Journal of Global Business and the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. His works include “A look at bank lending and performance leading up to the credit crisis,” “Improving recession forecasts with business loan data for commercial banks,” and “Politics in banking: Does political party control impact bank risk and return? Managerial Finance.” Fayman has given presentations on his research for the Global Business Development Institute, the Southern Economic Association and the International Finance and Banking Society, among others. He is working on developing an original scholarship with the purpose of publishing in academic journals.
Fayman received his doctorate in Finance in 2006 and his master’s in Finance in 2002, both from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and a bachelor’s in biology from Knox College in 1999.