Ralph V Switzer, CPA J.D.

Professor, Finance and Real Estate Academic Department
(970) 491-5428
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Ralph Switzer is a Professor at Colorado State University. Ralph holds a B.S. of Finance from University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and a J.D. and CPA from University of Illinois (Urbana Champaign).

Ralph’s scholarship interests are interdisciplinary and his research includes technology transfer; equity creation and preservation including taxation; and legal issues on various topics. Dr. Switzer has published several books, including The Research and Report Handbook for Wiley & Sons Publishers, as well as articles in leading academic journals such as Notre Dame Law Review, Notre Dame Law School, Journal of College and University Law, The American Association of Attorney – Certified Public Accountants Journal, Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions, The Journal of Private Equity, The Valuation Examiner, The International Journal of Business Disciplines, Taxation for Lawyers, The Practical Lawyer, The Colorado Lawyer, Tax Management, Estate, Gifts and Trusts Journal, The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, Journal of Taxation of Investments, The Tax Adviser, Tax Practice and Accounting News, The Exempt Organization Tax Review, Taxes, The Tax Magazine, Tax Analysts, Tax Notes, The Practical Accountant, National Public Accountant, Taxation for Accountants, Tax Management Real Estate Journal, Illinois Business Review, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Employment and Labor Law Quarterly, Risk Management, Journal of Educational Technology Systems, American Council for Distance Education and Training Newsletter, Technological Horizons in Education Journal, Business World, Veterinary Economics, among others, and has been quoted in publications such as Smart Money Magazine, published by The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Switzer was the University Mediation Officer at Colorado State University for 5 years, served as counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice, and has extensive experience in financial, corporate and tax planning.

He is the recipient of the prestigious Colorado State University Research Foundation’s Technology Transfer Award (2005, formerly The Researcher of the Year Award) in recognition of technology transfer and dedication to research excellence.