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I.   KENT T. SAUNDERS
     Professor of Finance and Economics (Tenure awarded 2004)
     Anderson University (Since 2001)
     Falls School of Business
     1303 East Fifth Street
     Anderson, Indiana 46012-3495
     Phone: (765) 641-4396
     E-Mail: ktsaunders@anderson.edu

     TEACHING EXPERIENCE
     Finance                                                     Economics
      Portfolio Management                                       Principles of Macroeconomics
      Managerial Finance                                         Principles of Microeconomics
      Investments                                                Globalization
      Futures, Options and Swaps                                 Managerial Economics
      Financial Reporting and Analysis                           Money and Banking
     Statistics                                                   Public Finance
      Quantitative Methods
      Management Science

     TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
         I enjoy teaching and helping people learn. I have experience teaching introductory classes, advanced
     undergraduate classes, and graduate classes in Finance, Economics and Statistics. I find it rewarding to
     teach at all levels ranging from the introductory student to the graduate student.
         In my classroom, I try to foster an environment where students feel free to bring up questions. When
     students can see how the time value of money, demand/supply analysis and marginal analysis can be
     used to address everyday questions, their interest in financial economics becomes aroused. I have
     noticed that once students see how the basic methods of analysis work for them as an individual, their
     desire to learn how to apply the tools of financial economics to broader questions soon follows.
         As part of my teaching method, I use specific, real world examples including interactive simulation
     games to bring the tools of financial economic analysis to life. When students use “hands on” activities
     to learn the material they can see the applicability of financial economics in the real world. I make a
     conscious effort to present material in a variety of ways. I use small group activities, student
     presentations, overhead transparencies, videotapes, the Internet, computer applications that include
     Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and guest speakers.
         In terms of student assessment, I try and use a variety of methods. I assess individual and group
     work in all of my classes. I have in-class and outside-of-class assignments that are graded. Outside of
     class assignments allow me to assess student’s ability to work in teams, writing ability, research skills,
     computer applications, and computational skills. In-class assignments allow me to assess presentation
     skills and the ability to work under pressure.
         I make a conscious effort to integrate my Christian faith explicitly in all of my classes. Some classes
     begin by reading and discussing scripture passages. Students have the opportunity to write a biblical
     integration essay and read it to the class. Sometimes the biblical integration essay is a part of the course
     content and sometimes it is an extra credit assignment. The faith integration exercises that I have used
     allow student's to share their perspective and make their own connections between their faith and the
     course content.
         In taking one of my courses, I hope students will develop a new way of looking at the world. I hope
     to give them the basic tools that will allow them to understand opportunities that exist and the
     consequences of their decisions. I hope to provide students with a better understanding of how the
     world works and how their decision making influences, and is influenced by, surrounding society.
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II. EDUCATION BACKGROUND
     Ph.D., Applied Economics, August 1995, Clemson University. Fields of specialization in
       Financial Economics and Industrial Organization.
     M.A., Economics, August 1993, Clemson University.
     B.S., Mathematical Economics, Cum Laude, May 1991, Ball State University. Honors College
       Graduate.

III. PRIOR EXPERIENCE
      Assistant Professor
        Le Moyne College Management Division
        Fall 1998 to spring 2001
        Awarded tenure in the spring of 2001
        Taught 3 courses per semester in Finance and Economics at the undergraduate and graduate level,
        advised students, served on committees, conducted scholarly research.
      Assistant Professor
        Cumberland University Division of Business & Economics
        Fall 1995 to spring 1998
        Taught 4 courses per semester in Finance, Economics and Statistics at the undergraduate and
        graduate level, advised students, served on committees, conducted scholarly research.
      Graduate Instructor
        Clemson University Department of Economics
        Fall 1993 to spring 1995
        Taught two courses per semester of Principles of Macroeconomics.

IV. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORARY ASSOCIATIONS:
     Christian Business Faculty Association: 2001 to present.
     Financial Education Association: 2000 to present.
     Financial Management Association: 2000 to present.
     American Economic Association: 1995 to present.
     Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business: 2002 to present.
     Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science: 1996 to present.
     Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration:
       1997 to present.

V. PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED
    Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: fall 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010.
    Free Market Forum sponsored by the CCCU and Hillsdale College: fall 2007, 2010, 2011.
    Acton University: summer 2011.
    Academy of Financial Services Annual Meeting: fall 2006.
    Financial Education Association Annual Meeting: spring 2003.
    National Council on Economic Education Annual Conference: fall 2001, 2002.
    Financial Management Association Annual Meeting: fall 2000.
    Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting: winter 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000.

VI. PROFESSIONAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS
     “What Journal Editor’s want from Reviewers”
       Presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: fall 2010.
     “Globalization and the Common Good: What is the Role of Markets, Governments, and
       International Organizations in Pursuing the Common Good?”
       Presented at the Free Market Forum at Hillsdale College: fall 2007.
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VI. PROFESSIONAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS: continued
     “Student Managed Investment Funds in Religiously Affiliated and Independent Colleges and
       Universities”
       Presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: fall 2007.
     “Using Top Ten Lists to Encourage Faith Integration Discussion in Economics Courses”
       Presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: fall 2006.
     “Introducing the Christian Business Academy Review”
       Presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference: fall 2005.
     “Teaching Methods and Assessment Techniques for the Undergraduate Introductory Finance
       Course: A Canadian Survey” with Nauman Farooqi.
       Presented at the Financial Education Association Annual Meeting: spring 2003.
     “High School Economic Education in Eastern Europe: Findings from Five Nations” with
       Phillip Saunders and Ken Rebeck.
       Presented at the National Council on Economic Education Annual Conference: fall 2002.
     “Comparing Attitudes of Participants in Economics International Programs for Teachers and
       Teacher Trainers”
       Presented at the National Council on Economic Education Annual Conference: fall 2001.
     “Teaching Methods and Assessment Techniques for the Undergraduate Introductory Finance
       Course: A National Survey”
       Presented at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting: fall 2000.
     “A Comparison of Own Group, Peer and Instructor Evaluation Scores for Group Oral
       Presentations”
       Presented at the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting: spring 2000.
     “The Influence of Instructor Native Language on Learning and Instructor Ratings”
       Presented at the Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting: winter 2000.
     “The Influence of Instructor Gender on Learning and Instructor Ratings” with Phillip Saunders
       Presented at the International Atlantic Economic Society Annual Meeting: fall 1999.
     “Consolidation in the Banking Industry: A Homework Assignment”
       Presented at the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting: spring 1999.
     “Using Timelines and Spreadsheets to Teach Interest Rate Swaps”
       Presented at the Tennessee Economic Association Annual Meeting: spring 1998.
     “Attitudes Toward Federal Taxation” with Aaron Carey, Stephen Eubanks, and Brad Sorrells
       Presented at the Tennessee Economics Association Annual Meeting: spring 1997.
     “Public Finance On-line”
       Presented at the Tennessee Economic Association Annual Meeting: spring 1996.
     “The Future of Social Security”
       Presented at the Southern Future Society Annual Meeting: spring 1996.

VII. PUBLICATIONS
      “An Update of Teaching Methods and Evaluation in the Introductory Finance Classroom” with
        Janet Hamilton
        Advances in Financial Education, 2009, vol. 7, pp. 86-100.
      “Student Managed Investment Funds in Religiously Affiliated and Independent Colleges and
        Universities”
        Christian Business Academy Review, 2008, vol. 3, pp. 26-35.
      “A Pedagogical Comparison Between the use of Instructor-Led In-Class Cases and Student-Led
        Out-of-Class Cases” with Scott Adams
        Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 2007, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 39-47.
      “Salary Study of College Presidents and Faculty: Are Salaries for Institutions in the Council of
        Christian Colleges and Universities Different From Other Private Institutions?”
        Christian Business Academy Review, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 83-90.
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VII. PUBLICATIONS: continued
      “Teaching methods and assessment techniques used for the introductory level undergraduate
        finance modules in British and Irish Universities” with Abdullah Iqbal and Nauman Farooqi
        Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 2006, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 47-61.
      “Using Top Ten Lists to Encourage Faith Integration Discussion in Economics Courses”
        The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education,
        fall 2006, vol. 1, pp. 32-40.
      “High School Economic Education in Eastern Europe: Findings from Five Nations”
        with Phillip Saunders and Ken Rebeck
        Economics and Economic Education Research Journal, 2004, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 49-64.
      “Teaching Methods and Assessment Techniques for the Undergraduate Course: A Canadian
        Survey” with Nauman Farooqi
        Advances in Financial Education, spring 2004, vol. 2, pp. 52-56.
      “Does the Study of Business Reduce the Likelihood of Committing Insider Trading?”
        Journal of Education for Business, November/December 2002, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 75-80.
      “Faculty Use of Computers, Group Work, Writing Assignments and Presentations in the
        Undergraduate Introductory Finance Course”
        Journal of Financial Education, spring 2002, vol. 28, pp. 46-55.
      “Teaching Methods and Assessment Techniques for the Undergraduate Introductory Finance
        Course: A National Survey”
        Journal of Applied Finance, fall 2001, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 110-112.
      “The Influence of Instructor Native Language on Learning and Instructor Ratings”
        Eastern Economic Journal, summer 2001, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 345-354.
      “Using the Internet and Spreadsheets to Teach the Weak Form of the Random Walk
        Hypothesis”
        Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, spring/summer 2001, vol. 27, pp 124-132.
       “A Comparison of Own Group, Peer and Instructor Evaluation Scores for Group Oral
        Presentations”
        Journal of Financial Education, fall 2000, vol. 26, pp. 34-39.
      “Consolidation in the Banking Industry: A Homework Assignment”
        New York Economic Review, fall 2000, vol. 31, pp. 54-59.
      “The Influence of Instructor Gender on Learning and Instructor Ratings” with Phillip Saunders
        Atlantic Economic Journal, December 1999, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 460-473.
      “The Interest Rate Swap: Theory and Evidence"
        Journal of Corporate Finance, February 1999, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 55-78.
      “Internet Resources for Teaching Investments”
        Journal of Education for Business, January/February 1999, vol. 74, no. 3, pp. 186-189.
      “Using Timelines and Spreadsheets to Teach Interest Rate Swaps”
        The Journal Of The Tennessee Economic Association, fall 1998, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 56-59.
      “Creating a Homepage for Classroom Use with America Online”
        Journal of Education for Business, November/December 1997, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 69-71.
      “Public Finance On-line”
        The Journal Of The Tennessee Economics Association, fall 1996, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 16-18.
        “The Future of Social Security”
        Proceedings, 1996 Conference, Southern Future Society, pp. 180-185.
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VIII. STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION ADVISING
     “An Analysis of the Outcomes of an Individual’s Investment Decisions Relative to Their
        Emotional Intelligence”
        Dissertation by Troy Bethards, spring 2010.
     “The Effects of Student Response Systems on First-Generation College Business Students”
        Dissertation by Ricardo Cunningham, fall 2009.
     “The Holiday Effect: Extension to Common Days of Celebration”
        Dissertation by Christopher Kubik, summer 2009.
     “The Effects of Generational Cohort Membership on Expectations and Level of Importance of
        Service Quality Dimensions in Protestant Churches ”
        Dissertation by Roy Philip, summer 2009.
     “Predictability of Fraudulent Financial Reporting”
        Dissertation by Amy Bourne, spring 2009.
     “A Framework for the Finance Course in the Non-traditional MBA Program”
        Dissertation by Robert Timmons, spring 2009.
     “The Correlation of Company Value and Capital Budgeting Techniques”
        Dissertation by Gary Vander Platts, spring 2009.
     “The Relationship between Customer Mind-Set of Faculty and Course Satisfaction among
        Students in Business Adult Degree Programs”
        Dissertation by George Howell, spring 2008.
     “Detecting Earnings Management”
        Dissertation by Jim Miller, winter 2007.
     “Statistical Arbitrage Opportunities Resulting From Volatility Errors and Option Mispricing”
        Dissertation by Matthew Will, spring 2007.
     “The Association Between United States Medical Manufacturers’ Performance and Their Market
        Orientation”
        Dissertation by John DeFoggi, fall 2006.
     “A Comparative Study of Student Led Out-of-Class and Instructor Led In-Class Case Study
        Projects in Introductory Corporate Finance”
        Dissertation by Scott Adams, fall 2005.
     “Ethics in Finance: Insider Trading,” by Ernest Campbell, spring 2001.
     “Gulf War Event Study for General Dynamics,” by Scott Wessing, fall 1999.
     “The 23rd Psalm Coffee Shop,” by Lori Gardner, spring 1998.
     “The Undergraduate Economics Major,” by Khan Rahman, spring 1998.
     “Implementing a Delivery System in a Subway Sandwich Franchise,” by Ken Tahmassebi, and
        William Henley, spring 1998.
     “Business Plan for GCA: Analysis of a Potential REIT Formation,” by Susan Beaty, Tiffany
        Poulton, and Gordon Carroll, spring 1997.
     “A Study of Community Banking: The Impact of Mergers and Alternative Delivery Channels
        on Bank Products,” David Peneul, spring 1997.
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IX. CONSULTING
     Facutly mentor for the Students-In-Free-Enterprise consulting group for E-Practical Solutions,
       fall 2005 to spring 2006.
     Consultant for a National Science Foundation Grant through the Course, Curriculum and
       Laboratory Improvement Program at Youngstown State University, fall 2002 to spring 2006.
     Consultant to Circle Seven Workforce Investment Board for the 7 counties surrounding Marion
       County, Indiana to determine what programs the WorkOne employment system offers that are
       valuable to businesses, summer 2003.
     Staff Member, National Council on Economic Education Skills in Evaluation Workshop at
       Indiana University, Bloomington, summer 1998, 1999, 2000.

X. PROFESSIONAL RELATED SERVICES
    Editor, Christian Business Academy Review, 2005 to present.
    Reviewer, Journal of Economic Education, 2003 to present.
    Reviewer, Journal of Financial Education, 2002 to 2007.
    Reviewer, Eastern Economic Journal, 2002 to 2006.
    Chair, Doctoral Showcase session at the Christian Business Faculty Association Annual
      Conference: fall 2006.
    Guest Columnist for the Anderson Herald Bulletin newspaper: 2001 to 2006.
    Chair, Research Session at the National Council on Economic Education annual conference,
      fall 2001.
    Discussant, National Council on Economic Education session on Factors Affecting Performance in
      Principles and Upper-Division Economics Classes at the Allied Social Science Association Annual
      Meeting, winter 1999.

XI. UNIVERSITY SERVICE
    ANDERSON UNIVERSITY
     Faculty Advisor for the student managed Raven Investment Fund, spring 2007 to present.
     Serve on the Promotions and Tenure Committee, fall 2008 to present.
     Treasurer of the Faculty Development Committee, fall 2003 to spring 2008.
     Served on the Faculty Development Committee, fall 2002 to spring 2008.
     Chair, Falls School of Business Graduate Assessment Committee, fall 2004 to fall 2007.
     Served as a SIFE Consulting Faculty Mentor, fall 2005 to spring 2006.

    LE MOYNE COLLEGE
     Co-Chair of the Research and Development Committee, fall 2000 to spring 2001.
     Co-Chair of the Divisional Outcomes Assessment Committee, fall 2000 to spring 2001.
     Chair of the Classroom Advisory Committee, fall 2000 to spring 2001.
     Served as the Division Representative to the Executive Board of the Faculty Senate, spring
       1999 to spring 2001.

    CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY
     Chair of the Social Science Major Institutional Effectiveness Committee, fall 1997 to fall 1998.
     Reactivated the university chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity and served as
       Faculty Advisor, fall 1995 to spring 1998.
     Chair, Division of Business & Economics Committee on Institutional Effectiveness, 1996 to 1997.
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XII. SEMINARS & TRAINING PROGRAMS
      Educational testing Service Higher Education Assessment Major Field Test forum in Chicago,
        Illinois, spring 2003.
      AACSB Continuous Improvement Seminar in Tampa, Florida, fall 2000.
      AACSB Outcomes Assessment Seminar in Clearwater, Florida, spring 1999.

XIII. RESEARCH GRANTS AND HONORS
     $4,000 summer research grant awarded in 2007 from the Anderson University Faculty
        Development Committee for work on the paper “The Unique Concerns of Implementing Student
        Managed Investment Funds in Religiously Affiliated Colleges and Universities.”
     First recipient of the Anderson University Distinguished Scholar award with resources
        provided by the Lilly Endowment, spring 2007.
     $3,500 summer research grant awarded in 2003 from the Anderson University Faculty
        Development Committee for work on the paper “The Effect of Technological Innovation,
        International Trade Agreements, and Macroeconomic Recessions on Employment in Central
        Indiana.”
     $3,500 summer research grant awarded in 2002 from the Anderson University Faculty
        Development Committee for work on the paper “High School Economic Education in Eastern
        Europe: Findings from Five Nations.”
     $988 grant awarded in the spring of 2000 and a one-course load-reduction awarded in the fall
        of 2000 from the Le Moyne College Faculty Senate Research and Development Committee for
        work leading to the publication of "Teaching Methods and Assessment Techniques for the
        Undergraduate Introductory finance Course: A National Survey."

XIV. COACHING EXPERIENCE
     Yorktown High School Assistant Softball Coach: 2010 to present
     Yorktown Middle School 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach: 2010 to present
     Yorktown Middle School 6th Grade Girls Basketball Coach: 2010 to present
     Angels Softball Travel Team Manager: 2006 to present
     Killbuck Elementary Basketball Coach
           Head Boys Coach: 2009, 2010.
           Head Girls Coach: 2008, 2009. Assistant Girls Coach: 2007.
     Riverfield Little League Softball Manager: 2004 to 2009.
     Upward Basketball Coach, Anderson, IN: 2004 to 2007.
     YMCA Basketball Coach, Anderson, IN: 2002 to 2004.
     Little League Baseball Coach, Dewitt, NY: 2000, 2001, Lebanon, TN: 1996 to 1998.
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XV. COMMUNITY SERVICE
     Riverfield Little League Board of Directors
          Girls Major League Director: 2009. Vice-President for Softball: 2008.
          Girls Coaches Pitch Softball Director: 2006 to 2007.
     Executive Board member, First United Methodist Church, Anderson, IN: 2003 to 2009.
          at First United Methodist Church, Lebanon, TN: 1998.
          at First United Methodist Church, Pendleton, SC: 1995.
     Big Brother, Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Madison County: 2003 to 2007.
     Sunday School Teacher at First United Methodist Church, Anderson, IN: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008.
          at Rockefeller United Methodist Church, Syracuse, NY: 2000 to 2001.
          at First United Methodist Church, Lebanon, TN: 1997 to 1998.
          at First United Methodist Church, Pendleton, SC: 1994 to 1995.
     Democratic Candidate for Indiana State Representative, 2004.
     Moses Dewitt Elementary School Parent-Teacher-Group President, Dewitt, NY: 2000 to 2001.

				
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