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Further Your Education in the Finance Department

The finance department prepares students to work with:

  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Business Law

Dedicated Finance Faculty

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


Business Law Major

The business law program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in law. Students majoring in business law 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

Marty Ludlum, J.D.

Full-Time Faculty 

NaRita Anderson, Ph.D.
Allen Arnold, Ph.D.
Sharier Azim Khan, Ph.D.
Jennifer Barger-Johnson, J.D.
David Chapman, Ph.D.
Julie Cumbie, Ph.D.
R. Barry Ellis, Ph.D.
Darrell Ford, J.D.
Randal Ice, Ed.D.
Mel Kullu, Ph.D.
John Maisch, J.D.
Mark Reavis Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty 

Darron Arnold
Victoria Arnold Harrell, Ed.D.
Lexie Garrison
Matthew Trimble
Michael Romero, J.D.

Professional STAFF 

Kristy Durham, Administrative Assistant I

Advisory Board

Insurance and Risk Management Advisory Board