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.

Kishore Kulkarni

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor in the Department of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

He has been teaching at MSU Denver since 1989. Kulkarni has also taught as an affiliate professor at University of Colorado in Boulder, Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines. He has received numerous awards over the years, including the Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and Extra-ordinary Service Award handed by the university President in 2010 from MSU Denver. In 2012, Kulkarni was recognized as the first “Distinguished Professor” in College of Business by the Dean at MSU Denver. In May 2017, Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Welfare Society of India honored him with the “Pravasi Ratan” award; and in March 2019, the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) recognized him as the “Outstanding Educator Award” recipient. He also co-founded Indian Journal of Economics and Business (IJEB), which he managing from 2001-2016.

Kulkarni has authored, co-authored and contributed to nine books, some of which have become well-known textbook adoptions in American and Indian universities. The sixth edition of his “Principles of Macro-Monetary Economics” textbook was published in 2019. Kulkarni has authored and co-authored 160 refereed journal articles in Global Business Review, Indian Economic Journal and Indian Journal of Economics.

Kulkarni received his doctorate and master’s in economics from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also completed a master’s in economics and bachelor’s in economics from University of Poona, (now called Savitribai Phule Pune University), India.

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.

Mohammed Akacem

Mohammed Akacem, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. For more than 20 years, he has been studying the fundamentals of global economics with a special emphasis on energy.

Akacem worked as an economist for the African Development Bank, the Algerian Ministry of Energy, an Algerian oil company and the Saudi Fund for Development. He also worked on research projects on world oil market issues at the International Center for Energy and Economic Development in Boulder, CO. Akacem has direct experience with Middle East policies and economic development, OPEC, oil issues, global banking and the international economy.

He has been teaching at MSU Denver since 1991. Akacem has received the Golden Key Award for research in 1998, as well as the Distinguished Service Award for the 2006-07 academic year for his work during the past 15 years. He has also published locally in The Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal. His articles have appeared nationally in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, and overseas in French in Jeune Afrique (France). In addition, Akacem has published in refereed journals in the areas of banking, finance, and energy. He speaks at conferences on these topics both in the United States and overseas.

Akacem received his doctorate in economics in 1981, a masters in economics in 1979 and a bachelor’s with honors in economics in 1976 from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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