Adam Schor

Adam Schor, M.A., is a lecturer in the Department of Finance at Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition to working at MSU Denver, Schor is the president and chief risk officer of NZS Capital, LLC., which crafts portfolios of companies that create value for customers, employees, society and the environment. He worked for 11 years at Janus Henderson Investors in Denver, where he was the director of global equity strategies. Prior, Schor spent 10 years working as the chief investment officer at the boutique investment firm Bee and Associates. Schor’s area of expertise are in investment, asset management and equity markets.

Schor received his bachelor’s in journalism from Northwest University in 1986 and his master’s in finance from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business in 1993.

Timothy Mayes

Timothy Mayes, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Finance at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

He has been teaching at MSU Denver since 1992. Mayes is the creator and editor of the Journal of Financial Modeling and Educational Technology. He also created TVMCalcs.com in 2007 to help students around the world use their financial calculators.

Mayes is best known for the book “Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel,” now in its 7th edition. The widely-adopted textbook is used worldwide and is available in three languages. His research interests include using technology to enhance financial education, corporate financial management and investment performance measurement.

Mayes received his doctorate in finance from University of Central Florida in 1993.

Keith Fevurly

Keith Fevurly, Ph.D., is a retired senior lecturer in finance. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Colorado and Kansas and previously held Securities and Insurance licenses in the State of Colorado. He has conducted an active and ongoing estate planning practice in Colorado since 1987 and an investment advisory practice since 2003.

He has written several consumer books on personal financial planning and investments, as well as proprietary textbooks for Kaplan University on investments, income tax planning, retirement, and estate planning. Fevurly has held the CFP designation since 1986 and has been involved in financial planning education ever since (he is very well know in the financial planning profession). He teaches not only personal financial planning courses at MSU Denver but also corporate finance, most notably managerial finance for all business students.

His approach to teaching can best be described as iterative, believing strongly in teaching the basic building blocks of the finance discipline and expanding on those basic concepts in applied learning. He also believes strongly in the mission of MSU Denver and, particularly, its commitment to diversity and education of those students of color and different ethnicity.

Alex Fayman

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.

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