Michelle Gabor, DBA, CPA

  • Assistant Professor, Finance
  • Business Department
  • DBA, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, 2023 MBA, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, 2002
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2296
  • EMAIL: gabor@uwp.edu
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Michelle Gabor


  • Credit Unions
  • Financial markets
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Managerial finance
  • Financial institutions management
Michelle Gabor has her dream job as an Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Michelle is a CPA and earned both an accounting undergrad and an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. She also earned her Doctorate of Business Administration, focus Finance, from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Michelle has over 20 years of experience in business, with responsibility at both strategic and functional levels in organizations in the manufacturing, non-profit and financial institution industries, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Educators Credit Union. She started teaching on an adjunct basis in 2016 and was a consultant prior to becoming a professor. Michelle is actively involved in the community as a board member (President, prior Treasurer) for the Racine Community Foundation. She is a Leadership Racine alumna and previously served on the River Bend Nature Center (President, Treasurer) and TEMPO Racine (Treasurer) boards of directors. On a personal note, Michelle loves being outdoors -- in the garden, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Michelle also enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Michelle and her husband live in Racine, WI, and have two grown children who live nearby.

Teaching Interests

finance and accounting fundamentals
financial institutions
corporate finance
managerial finance and accounting

Research Interests

Financial institutions and intermediation
Behavioral finance
Financial inclusion
Regulatory environment

Consulting Interests

financial services
small and medium-size business

Teaching Awards

2017: Outstanding Faculty Award for Foundations, University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium, Outstanding Faculty Award for Foundations, UW MBA Consortium

College Service

: Committee Member - CBEC Advisory Committee
2021: Committee Member - Finance Faculty Search Committee

Public Service

: Chairperson - Racine Community Foundation
2020: Board Member - River Bend Nature Center, Inc.
BAEF 300X - Capital Budgeting Techniques
BAEF 301X - Stock Market Performance
BAEF 302X - Bus Financial Ratio Analysis
FIN 330 - Managerial Finance
MBA 502 - Acct/Fin Fundmentals For Bus
MBA 732 - Corporate Financial Management
MBA 733 - Investments
MBA 735 - International Financial Mgmt
MBA 739 - Financial Institution Managmnt
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