Dr. Richard J. Curcio received his bachelor’s degree in science and a Ph.D. in finance from The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Curcio is professor emeritus at Kent State University and is currently serving as an associate lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Prior to coming to UCF, he held the rank of professor of finance at Kent State University where he also served as chairman of KSU’s Department of Finance. Before moving to Kent State, Dr. Curcio was an administrator in the Mathematics Department of The Pennsylvania State University and a research chemist with the Beryllium Corporation (subsequently, Brush-Wellman, Inc.).

His primary teaching and research interests are in the fields of financial management, investments, real estate, financial markets, entrepreneurship, international finance and derivatives. He has published and presented numerous articles on such topics as capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial analysis of banks, real estate valuation and portfolio selection, investment risk, global mixed-asset diversification and investment arbitrage. His research has been published in the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Financial Research, Review of Futures Markets, Decision Sciences, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Journal, Journal of Real Estate Research, Global Finance Journal,Financial Services Review, The Multinational Business Review, and the Journal of Investing.

Dr. Curcio has organized and conducted executive training sessions for: The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Goodyear Aerospace Corp. (subsequently, Lockheed-Martin), Stouffer’s Foods, Lubrizol, Salem Community Hospital and FirstEnergy Corp.

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Research and Publications

  • Creative Finance and Affordable Housing

    Housing: Supply and Affordability, edited by F. Schnidman and J. Silverman, (Urban Land Institute).

  • An Innovative Approach to Teaching Investments Using Information Technology

    (pp. 111-127). Educational Innovation in Economics and Business V: Business Education for the Changing Workplace {Editors, L.Borghans, W.H. Gijselaers, R.G. Milter, J.E. Stinson,) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrect, The Netherlands.