Rich Curtis

Rich Curtis

Senior Lecturer

301F Warren Hall

607-255-3971

Areas of Expertise

  • Finance

Education

  • MBA Cornell University, 1981
  • Bachelor of Science St. Lawrence University, 1977

Rich Curtis is a Senior Lecturer in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He teaches AEM 2241 (“Finance”) to a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students from all over the university. From 2004-2013 Rich taught in and directed an intensive summer business immersion, the Cornell/AEM Certificate in Business Management Program. That program included 3 courses, teambuilding and leadership activities with Cornell Outdoor Education, a New York City field trip, and numerous business skills activities. Rich is a faculty advisor to Dyson students and three clubs. He holds a B.S. in Physics from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from Cornell.

Teaching Focus

Rich’s focus in Dyson has primarily been teaching a survey of finance at the introductory level, although much of the material goes well beyond "introductory" into intermediate and advanced topics. Presentations of finance theory are complemented with numerous applications to corporate strategy, investments, and personal financial decisions. He’s an avid investor and follower of financial markets.

Since 2005 Rich has taught “Managerial Finance” as a visiting instructor in the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has also taught “Valuation Principles”, “Advanced Corporate Finance”, “Finance and Accounting For Manufacturing”, and “Quantitative Methods For Management” at Johnson, and “Investments”, “Security Analysis”, and “Portfolio Analysis” at SUNY Binghamton.

Awards and Honors

  • Class of 2015 Recognition Award (one of fifteen Cornell faculty members so honored by the senior class council) (2015) Cornell Class of 2015 Class Council
  • Influential Faculty Member (2014) Cornell University Undergraduate Merrill Scholars (Ross Berger)
  • Class of 2016 Recognition Award (one of three Cornell faculty/staff members so honored by the sophomore class council) (2014) Cornell Class of 2016 Class Council
  • Cornell’s Favorite Undergraduate Business Professor based on the results of a Business Week survey (2006)
  • Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Innovative Teacher Award (2005)

Presentations and Activities

  • Stock-Selection Strategies in the Context of an Overall Personal Financial Plan. United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program. March 2015. Ithaca, NY.
  • "Introduction to Survival Corporate Finance". 2014 History of Capitalism Summer Camp. July 2014.
  • "A Practical Guide to Investing". Smart Women Securities (Cornell Chapter). November 2013.
  • Stock-Selection Strategies in the Context of an Overall Personal Financial Plan. 2013. United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program.
  • Stock-Selection Strategies in the Context of an Overall Personal Financial Plan. 2012. United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program.
  • "Understanding the Stock Market". October 2011. Smart Women Securities Group (Cornell Chapter). Kennedy Hall, Cornell University.
  • "Costs of Capital" and "Valuation". March 2011. United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program. Statler Hall, Cornell University.
  • Stock-Selection Strategies in the Context of an Overall Personal Financial Plan. 2011. United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program.
  • Interview with Doug Braunstein (CFO of JP Morgan Chase & Company). October 2010. Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternities. Statler Hall, Cornell University.
  • Stock-Selection Strategies in the Context of an Overall Personal Financial Plan. 2010. United Fresh Produce Executive Development Program.

Teaching

  • AEM 2241: Finance
  • AEM 2260: Cornell/Dyson Certificate in Business Management Special Activities