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Barry University Faculty

Dr. Bruce Payne

Professor of Finance

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"I wanted to teach, become heavily engaged in research, and share the results of that research with students, colleagues, and others."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Finance – Louisiana State University, 1977
  • MBA – University of South Florida, 1970
  • BA in Industrial Management – University of South Florida, 1968

Career Highlights:

  • Named Fellow of the Society of Economists associated with the Federation of Business Disciplines, 2019
  • Serve on the editorial boards, or as a reviewer, for six different academic journals, 1982–present
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma, 1979–present
  • Past president and member of the Executive Board of the Southwestern Society of Economists, 2007–2018
  • Published over 80 articles in 26 different peer–reviewed journals, 1980–2018
  • Presented over 90 research papers at professional meetings. Awarded the McGraw–Hill Education Distinguished Paper Award in 1995, 2000, 2012, and 2017; 1978–2018
  • Received Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award, 2010
  • Past member of American Cancer Society board of directors in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Served on the advisory committee for the Treasurer of the State of Louisiana
  • Owned financial consulting company, 1989–1998

Which online degree program(s) do you teach?

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    MBA 621: Managerial Finance

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I wanted to teach, become heavily engaged in research, and share the results of that research with students, colleagues, and others.

  • What advice would you give to students considering this online program?

    Do not wait until you graduate to start looking for a job. Start now.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?

    A basic tenet of my philosophy is that the student must have, or acquire in school, the ability to adapt to change.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

    As a member of the USAF, I participated in Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq from 1990–1991.

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