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Randall J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance
Poling Center
517.282.3338
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Bio

Professional Experience
Professor Business, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI, 1989-present
Graduate Assistant, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1987-1990
Controller and Executive Staff Member, LaBelle Management, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 1983-1985
General Accounting & Payroll Manager, H.K. Porter, Amco Works, Huntington, IN, 1978 -1982
Senior Accountant, Columbia Gas System, Columbus, OH, 1977-1978

Publications
Chan, C; Lewis, R; McCown, J. (2019) Developing Long-Term Strategies and Policies for the Student Managed Investment Group. For presentation at International Conference on the Pacific Rim Management at Western Washington University, August 2019, Bellingham, WA

Lewis, R; McCown, J. (2018). Historical Rate of Return (HIRR) – Redefining Capital Budgeting. For presentation in March 2018 Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Lewis, R; Chan, C. (2017). Developing Best Practices for Teaching Investments to our Generation Z.  For presentation in October 2017 CBFA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Lewis, R; Vallillee, V. (2009). Effects of the 2008 Financial Crisis on International Imports. For presentation in April 2009 at Finance Conference at Nizhny Novgorod State University.

Lewis, R; Erwin, P; & Chan, C.(1999). Cooperation and Competition Among Electric Utility Companies: A Discussion of Business Strategy Under Restructuring of the Industry. Proceedings of 30th annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Springfield, Illinois.

Public Speaking
2019 Presenter for Jackson Estate Planning Group. Presented on “Economic Update for 2019/20”.

2018 Co-Presenter at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters at Central Michigan University. Presentation is titled Historical Rate of Return (HIRR) – Redefining Capital Budgeting.

2017 Keynote Presenter at Graduate Research Symposium at Spring Arbor University. Presentation is titled “Teaching Investing to Gen Z, Gen X, and Baby Boomers: From Curriculum Design to Delivery.”

2014 Presented on “Trading Room Funding” at Free Market Forum in Dallas, Texas.

2013 Presenter for Donetsk Christian University on “The Financial Crisis” and “International Trade with the US and Eastern Europe”.

International
2017 Visited Cuba with undergraduate students to study economics, government, family life, education and religion.

2015 Visited China with undergraduate students to study economics, government, family life, education and religion.                              

2013 Attended conferences and taught in Kiev and Donetsk, Ukraine

2008-11 Attended conferences in Nizhniy Novgorod and St. Petersburg. Taught Money and Banking in Moscow. (5 total trips)

2000-10 Took students to England, Ireland and Scotland on 3 week long trips to study economics, government, family life, education and religion. (6 total trips)

Education

  • Ph.D.: (Finance, Economics, International Business and Education) Michigan State University
  • M.B.A.: (Finance) Central Michigan University
  • B.S.: (Accounting) Tri State University