Troy Bethards, D.B.A.

Education

  • D.B.A. in Finance, Anderson University
    • Dissertation: "An Analysis of the Outcomes of an Individual's Investment Decisions Relative to Their Emotional Intelligence"
  • M.B.A. in Finance, Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Economics and Business Administration, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • Essay entitled 'An Ethics Primer' which contributed to a collaborative book titled Psalm 15: Integrating Faith and Work, 2008.
  • Essay entitled 'An Ethics Primer,' which contributed to a collaborative book titled A Noble Calling, 2008.

Selected Presentations

  • An Analysis of the Outcomes of Individuals' Investment Decisions Relative to Their Emotional Intelligence.' Presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association.
  • 'Insider Trading in the Stock Market: A Paradigm of Competing Ethical and Christian Models to Evaluate Issues of Justice.' Co-authored and co-presented with Dr. Larry Saylor at the Christian Business Faculty Association.

Related Experience

  • Work experience prior to higher education career:
    • Investment Advisor Representative
    • Commodities Broker
    • Mutual Funds Representative
  • SBU Faculty Senate, President-Elect, 2013
  • External program evaluator for three different institutions, 2012, 2014, 2017

Professional Organizations

  • ACBSP (accrediting body for business programs)
    • Evaluator (since 2015)
  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 2003-2008; 2012-current

Honors and Awards

  • Life Beautiful Award, Southwest Baptist University, 2015
  • Orien B. Hendrex Distinguished Teacher Award, Southwest Baptist University, 2008
  • Who's Who in America, 2008
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, 2007

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Wellspring Baptist Fellowship, Bolivar
    • Deacon
    • Administrative Committee Member