- (940) 397 4693
- Dillard Distinguished Professor of Energy Finance
- Dillard College of Business Administration
Combine a sense of humor, financial knowledge, and a genuine concern for the welfare of his students, and you have Dr. Robert Forrester. If he looks familiar, it may be because he always gets volunteered to be in the university's commercials and brochures!
For 30 years, Robert Forrester led a career as a successful businessman in the Henrietta/Wichita Falls, TX, area. He knew he had a passion for finance and returned to MSU to complete his MBA and then completed a Doctorate of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.
He teaches corporate finance in classes such as Business Finance, Financial Management, Advanced Issues in Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Principles of Real Estate, Energy Industry Finance, and International Issues in Business.
Dr. Forrester is a charismatic leader, a talented speaker, and a skillful investor. His financial background allows him to share knowledge about what a career in finance is like while teaching the academic formulas, theories, and concepts needed to be successful in the dynamic field.
He also loves to visit London and spends a lot of time on real estate projects.
Ask him about cooking. It's his secret talent.
In his free time, you can find him boating, fishing, cruising in his Corvette, and visiting with his grandchildren.
|Kennesaw State University||D.B.A||2014|
|Midwestern State University||M.B.A.||2009|
|Midwestern State University||B.B.A.||2006|
|Employer||Position||Start Date||End Date|
|Midwestern State University||Associate Professor of Finance||09/01/2019|
|Midwestern State University||Chair-Econ/Finc/Gen Bus||09/01/2018|
|Midwestern State University||Dillard Distinguished Professor of Energy Finance||09/01/2017|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor of Finance||09/01/2014||09/01/2019|
|Midwestern State University||Assistant Professor of Management||08/15/2010||09/01/2014|
Fukasawa, Y., Martinez, J.E., & Forrester, R.C. (2015). Methodological issues in estimating local economic impact: A case study on Midwestern State University. Texas Business and Technology Educators Association Journal, 13(1), 32-52.
Forrester, R. C., Martinez, J.E., & Fukasawa, Y. (2015). Pre- and post-recession performance comparisons: Low income designated credit unions versus non-designated credit unions. Southwest Business and Economics Journal, 22(2014), 1- 14. Lead Article.
Forrester, R., Martinez, J., and Cummings J. (2017). Funding constraints at community banks: A pre- and post-2008 recession analysis of the role of FHLB lending, Southern Business and Economics Journal, 40(1), 1-15. Lead Article.
Knobloch, C., Martinez, J.E., and Forrester, R.C. (2018). The impact of global demand factors on oil prices: The resulting impact on the Wichita Falls regional economy from mid-year 2014 to mid-year 2015. Southwest Business and Economics Journal, 24(1), 13-22.
Mills, M., Martinez, J., Forrester, R. (2018). Assessing financial understanding in an introductory business foundations course: A parametric assessment. Journal of Financial Education. Volume 24, 2017 edition.
Hair Jr., J., Manley, S., Williams Jr., R., & Forrester, R. (2019). Entrepreneurial Orientation and Firm Financial Performance: The Importance of Considering Intra-Organization Social Capital.American Journal of Entrepreneurship 12(2), 35-58.
Forrester, R., Williams, R., Manley, S., Hair, J., Martinez, J. (2019). Behavioral Finance: Factors Influencing Angel Investor Decisions. American Journal of Entrepreneurship, 12(1), 6-30.