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Thomas Root, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance and Department Chair

Thomas Root holds four degrees including a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Kansas. 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
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 317


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

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Derivatives
  • Macroeconomics
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