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  • David Wright

  • Professor/Finance - Business
  • Business
  • (262) 595-2552
  • wright@uwp.edu
Biography
David J. Wright is a Professor of Finance at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana. The author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Wright specializes in the study of capital markets, security analysis, and security market indexes. Dr. Wright has done extensive research in the field of bonds, with a special emphasis on bond indices. Professor Wright teaches investments, portfolio analysis, and corporate finance. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame in the College of Business and Indiana University, Bloomington. In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Wright worked for seven years as an advisor to Ryan Labs Asset Management, New York, NY. He has been a frequent speaker at both academic and investment conferences, with over 70 national and international peer-reviewed conference presentations. Dr. Wright’s honors and awards include the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) "Volunteer of the Year Award" in 2010 and the U.S. Congressional Merit of Recognition by U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, for his service on the KABA Finance Committee for almost 20 years, where he is currently the Chair. In 2005, he received the Midwest Finance Association's Best Paper Award in Investments sponsored by the American Association of Individual Investors. Other research awards include the Outstanding Research Paper in Investments Award from the Academy of Financial Services in 1993 and the Superior Research Paper Presentation Performance Award at the Annual Financial Management Association Meeting in New York, NY.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

Professor Wright teaches investments, portfolio analysis, and corporate finance. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame in the College of Business and the Graduate School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Research Interests

David J. Wright is a Professor of Finance at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana. The author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Wright specializes in the study of capital markets, security analysis, and security market indexes. Dr. Wright has done extensive research in the field of bonds, with special emphasis on bond indices and their implications for fixed-income portfolio performance measurement. In addition to finance, he has also published articles examining current issues concerning business education. He has been a frequent speaker at both academic and investment conferences, with over 70 national and international peer-reviewed conference presentations. In 2005, he received the Midwest Finance Association's Best Paper Award in Investments sponsored by the American Association of Individual Investors. Other research awards include the Outstanding Research Paper in Investments Award from the Academy of Financial Services in 1993 and the Superior Research Paper Presentation Performance Award at the Annual Financial Management Association Meeting in New York, NY.

Consulting Interests

In addition to his academic positions, Professor Wright worked for seven years as an advisor to Ryan Labs Asset Management, New York, NY, specializing in managing fixed income portfolios tailored to the needs of institutional clients. Dr. Wright has served as a volunteer on the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) Finance committee for almost 20 years. He is currently the Chair of the Finance Committee, a position he has held for over eight years. As Chair of the KABA Finance Committee, he oversees weekly meetings of Kenosha community leaders, business executives, and commercial bankers to manage a $30 million loan portfolio providing economic development to Kenosha county businesses. Honors and awards for his service on the committee included the "Volunteer of the Year Award" at the Annual Kenosha Business Dinner Award Ceremony 2010 and the U.S. Congressional Merit of Recognition by U.S. Representative Paul Ryan.
Publications
Selected Publications

2014: Rising Government Debt Levels: Significant Distinctions Between the State and Local Government Municipal Bond Market Versus the Federal Debt Market, Business and Law Journal (19-36 pp.)

Courses Taught

Spring 2018

FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 435 SECURITY ANYLSIS/PORTFOLIO MGT

Fall 2017

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
MBA 733 INVESTMENTS

Summer 2017

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE

Spring 2017

FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 435 SECURITY ANYLSIS/PORTFOLIO MGT

Fall 2016

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
MBA 794 INTERNSHIP
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
FIN 234 PERSONAL FINANCE PLANNING

Summer 2016

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE

Spring 2016

FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 435 SECURITY ANYLSIS/PORTFOLIO MGT

Fall 2015

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
FIN 234 PERSONAL FINANCE PLANNING

Summer 2015

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE

Spring 2015

FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 435 SECURITY ANYLSIS/PORTFOLIO MGT

Fall 2014

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
FIN 335 INVESTMENTS
FIN 234 PERSONAL FINANCE PLANNING

Summer 2014

MBA 732 CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE

Winterim 2014

FIN 330 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
FIN 435 SECURITY ANYLSIS/PORTFOLIO MGT

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