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Richard J. Fendler

Clinical Associate Professor    

Ph.D., University of Alabama
M.A., Vanderbilt University
B.A., Grinnell College


Security price volatility and return distributions
Cost of capital estimation
Managerial compensation


Fendler’s research interests include security price volatility and return distributions, risk analysis and commercial lending, private firm valuation, and financial statement analysis. He is the co-author of a textbook entitled Lectures in Corporate Finance. Fendler is the course coordinator of FI 3300 and a member of the faculty senate. He is involved in the community as a business consultant, a valuation expert, and the volunteer treasurer for an adult soccer league.

  • “No Significant Difference – Unless You are a Jumper” (with Craig Ruff and Milind Shrikhande), Online Learning Journal. (manuscript currently under second review after resubmission)
  • “Evaluating Characteristics of Top and Bottom Performers – Online versus InClass” (with Craig Ruff and Milind Shrikhande), American Journal of Distance Education, 2016, Vol. 30, No. 2: 109-120.
  • “Predictors of Success in an Online Undergraduate Core Course in Finance” (with Jeffrey Bredthauer), Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 2015, Vol. 15, No. 1: 101-111.
  • “Cheaters Should Never Win: Eliminating the Benefits of Cheating” (with Jonathan Godbey) Journal of Academic Ethics, 2015, 14(1), 71-85.
  • “Impact of Personality Types and Learning Styles on Performance of Finance Majors” (with Rasha Ashraf and Milind Shrikhande), Journal of Financial Education, 2013, Vol. 39, Fall/Winter, No. 3/4: 47-68.
  • Fendler, Richard and Jayant Kale. Lectures in Corporate, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 6th edition published July 2013.
  • “Online versus In-class teaching – Learning Levels Explain Student Performance” (with Craig Ruff and Milind Shrikhande), Journal of Financial Education, 2011, Vol. 37: 45-63.