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Robert Finley

  • Professor , Executive Leadership Faculty
  • Dana Professorship
  • McColl School of Business

Bob Finley is a Professor of Finance. He was educated at the University of Oklahoma, earning B.B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in economics and finance. Prior to joining the (then) Queens College faculty in 1981, he was a faculty member at the University of South Florida and Kansas State University.

Bob holds an endowed Dana Professorship and has been awarded both the Fuqua Distinguished Educator and the Grier Distinguished Professor awards at Queens University of Charlotte. He served as the chair of the School of Business at Queens from 1988 to 1995, the period marking the business school’s greatest growth and the transition to a new name in honor of Hugh McColl. In the McColl School, he is responsible for teaching corporate finance and business strategy and policy in the graduate programs.

In the past, he has served as staff editor for The Academy for Information Decision Sciences and was published in numerous scholarly journals. He is currently retained to review graduate finance texts and casebooks for both Simon & Schuster and for Dryden Press. His current consulting interests focus on valuing wholly owned subsidiaries of large service companies and on providing financial analysis counsel and executive development to senior executives faced with critical financial decisions.

As a principal in Kincaid, Finley and Associates, an economic consulting firm, he has provided consulting expertise in valuation of businesses, economic growth projections and litigation issues. He has consulted with and presented development seminars for such firms as Ford Motor Company, Eastern Airlines, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Massachusetts Mutual Life Association, New York Life Association, RIHT Mortgage, Hewlett Packard, Jefferson-Pilot, Inc., Royal Insurance, the Southwest Florida Comprehensive Health Planning Council, and various law firms, banks, hospitals and venture capital firms in Texas and New York.

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  • B.B.A., M.A., Ph.D  - Economics; University of Oklahoma
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