About the Author
Robert A. Weigand, PhD, is professor of finance and holder of the Brenneman Professorship in Business Strategy at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Weigand has also been a faculty member at Texas A&M, the University of Colorado, and the University of South Florida. As the author of more than 40 scholarly articles and book chapters, Dr. Weigand's research has supported a variety of innovations in asset management, including Russell Investments' CrossVol™ volatility indexes. Dr. Weigand serves on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council and as a panel member for McKinsey Quarterly. His blog, Financial Market Commentary, is syndicated by financial media outlets such as Wall Street Cheat Sheet, and has been recognized by Bisk Education's CPA Review as a Top Accounting Education Resource and by Future Advisor as a Top Unbiased Blog. Dr. Weigand is a recipient of the Ned Fleming Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011), the A. Roy Myers Award for Excellence in Research (2010), the John and Betty Dicus Excellence in Teaching Award (2010), the Kaw Valley Bank Excellence in Research Award (2009), and the Student Life Achieving Excellence Award (2009). Dr. Weigand holds a BS and a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Arizona.