Dr. Rob Schwebach is an Associate Professor of Finance at Colorado State University. He joined Colorado State in 1996. Professor Schwebach obtained a Ph.D. from University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1992, and holds M.A. and B.S. degrees from University of South Dakota. Prior to joining Colorado State he spent four years in the Department of Economics and Finance at University of Wyoming. He has also held industry positions as an actuarial consultant with Towers, Perrin, Forster and Crosby of Chicago, and Hewitt Associates of Lincolnshire, IL.
Professor Schwebach teaches primarily in the areas of corporate finance and investments. In addition to several undergraduate courses he has taught finance and statistics in the College’s MBA and Executive MBA programs and in the Department’s Financial Risk Management masters program. He also teaches online courses offered through the Division of Continuing Education, and in summer 2010 he taught an undergraduate finance course at Foreign Trade University in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Dr. Schwebach has published in several academic journals including Journal of Risk and Insurance, Financial Review, Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Financial Research. His current research interests include corporate social responsibility, the impact of investment time horizon on portfolio risk and return, intra-industry supply chain effects of private equity takeovers, and investment flexibility associated with revolving credit.