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Robert Kunkel

Robert Kunkel, finance professor, was the recipient of the  2013 Alberta Kimball Foundation Endowed Professorship during the 2013 Opening Day ceremony at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Endowed professorships are awarded to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding research and engagement in community service. Funded by local sponsors, the awards support research projects and professional development for a four-year term.

Kunkel’s accomplishments and teaching track record make him a highly respected ambassador of UW Oshkosh. Kunkel teaches classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a leading researcher in his field on the topics of personal finance, investments and market anomalies. Kunkel has had 19 refereed journal publications and 10 research presentations during his time at UW Oshkosh. For his cross-disciplinary research, Kunkel has also received six research grants. Kunkel served as the department chair from 2006 until 2009. He also serves on the board of directors for the Bethel Foundation of Oshkosh, as chair of the asset-liability committee for the UW Oshkosh Credit Union, as the faculty adviser of the UW Oshkosh Finance Club and on the editorial board for Managerial Finance and the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives.

Kunkel earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois–Champaign, his master’s degree in business from Western Illinois University, a master’s degree in economics and his doctorate in business administration from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville.

To read more about the Opening Day award recipients, visit UW Oshkosh Today.