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Thomas Root, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance

Thomas Root holds four degrees including a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansas. He also serves as an economic advisor on the River Glen Investment Policy Committee. He has been teaching finance at Drake University since 1999. He has received the Graduate Teaching Award and the College of Business Research Award. He published in many academic journals such as Quarterly Journal of Accounting and Finance; Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences; International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice; International Research Journal of Applied Finance; Journal of the Academy of Business Education; Energy Economics; Journal of Financial Education; and International Review of Financial Analysis.   

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-4163
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas
  • M.A., University of Kansas
  • B.S., University of Kansas

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics
  • Economy
  • Global economy
  • Management
  • Market fluctuations