Robert J. (“Bob”) Ritchey

Associate Professor of Finance

College of Business Administration

Finance Department

MS 2101

Lubbock, TX  79409

Phone:  (806) 742-3956

Office:  BA 911

Office Hours:  8:30 - 10:30 M, Tu, W



1982; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1970; MBA, University of Arizona, 1976; Ph.D., 1981.


Area of Interest

           Professor Ritchey is an expert in option pricing and return distribution theory.  His teaching interests include corporate finance and investments.  He has devoted considerable time in integrating computer packages and spreadsheet analyses in teaching his classes.  Bob is skilled in developing cases for our courses in corporate finance and his devotion to our students is evidenced by the time he spends as advisor to the MBA students and his work on several dissertation committees.

            Professor Ritchey’s research interests include securities markets and contingent claim assets, and asset return distributors.  Professor Ritchey’s research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Financial Research, The Journal of Futures Markets, and Financial Practice and Education. 


Selected Publications

Financial Analysis Tools, Southwestern, 2000.

“Teaching the Introductory Finance Course: What Can We Learn from Student Perceptions and Expectations?” (with Krishnan, Bathala and Bhattacharya), Financial Practice and Education, Spring/Summer, 1999.

Financial Management, Harcourt Brace & Company, 411 pages, 1997. Sole author.  

Tools for Investment Analysis, V1.0, South-Western, 1995.  A comprehensive collection of 119 investment programs with documentation to accompany Introduction to Investments by Haim Levy.

Invest Templates, V1.0, Prentice Hall Inc. 1992.  A set of 58 investment programs with documentation to accompany Fundamentals of Investments by Alexander and Sharpe.

“Dependence in Commodity Prices,” with R. Peterson and K.C. Ma, The Journal of Futures Markets, (1992) Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 429-446.


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