Texas Tech University

Robert J. Ritchey, Ph.D.

Robert J. Ritchey

Associate Professor - Finance

Education: Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Arizona; B.S., Penn State University
Area of Expertise: Option Pricing, Return Distribution Theory, Corporate Finance, Investments

Phone:  806.834.3956
Office Hours: By Appointment
Room Number: W303

Email: r.ritchey@ttu.edu
Website:http://rritchey.ba.ttu.edu/

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About Professor Ritchey

Professor Ritchey is an expert in option pricing and return distribution theory. His teaching interests include corporate finance and investments. He has devoted considerable time in integrating computer packages and spreadsheet analyses in teaching his classes. Bob is skilled in developing cases for our courses in corporate finance and his devotion to our students is evidenced by the time he spends as advisor to the MBA students and his work on several dissertation committees.

Publications

  • Spreadsheets for Financial Analysis, V 5.1, 2012. Microsoft Excel worksheets to accompany Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 14th Edition, published by South-Western. Available on the Web. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Spreadsheets for Financial Analysis, V 5.0, 2010. Microsoft Excel worksheets to accompany Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 14th Edition, published by South-Western. Available on the Web. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Spreadsheets for Financial Analysis, V 4.0, 2009. Microsoft Excel worksheets to accompany Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 13th Edition, published by South-Western. Available on the Web. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Spreadsheets for Financial Analysis, V 3.0, 2007. An updated comprehensive set of 71 individual Microsoft Excel worksheets to accompany Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 13th Edition, published by South-Western. Available on the Web. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Spreadsheets for Financial Analysis, V 2.1, 2006. An updated comprehensive set of 73 individual Microsoft Excel worksheets to accompany Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 12th Edition, published by South-Western. Available on the Web. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Financial Analysis Algorithms, 2004. Software and documentation for analyzing over fifty different financial management cases.  Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Sole author.
  • Tools for Investment Analysis, V 2.2, 2004. A collection of 125 investment programs to accompany Haim Levy's Introduction to Investments published by South-Western. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Spreadsheets for Financial Analysis, V 1.00, 2002. A comprehensive set of 73 individual Microsoft Excel workbooks to accompany Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 11th Edition, published by South-Western. Available on the Web. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Instructor's Manual, 2002. Accompanies Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 11th Edition, published by South-Western. Contributing author.
  • Tools for Investment Analysis, V 2.1, 2001. A collection of 125 investment programs to accompany Haim Levy's Introduction to Investments published by South-Western. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • Financial Analysis Tools, V 2.00, 2000. A Collection of Microsoft Excel Workbooks and Lotus 1-2-3 worksheets to accompany Melicher & Norton's FINANCE, Introduction to Institutions, Investments, and Management, 10th Edition, published by South-Western. Includes documentation. Sole author.
  • "Teaching the Introductory Finance Course: What Can We Learn from Student Perceptions and Expectations?" with Krishnan, Bathala and Bhattacharya, Spring/Summer 1999 in Financial Practice and Education.
  • Financial Management, Harcourt Brace & Company, 404 pages, 1997. Sole author.
  • Tools for Investment Analysis, V 1.0, South-Western, 1995. A comprehensive collection of 119 investment programs with documentation to accompany Introduction to Investments by Haim Levy. Sole author.
  • Invest Templates, V 2.0, Prentice Hall, 1994. A set of 58 investment programs with documentation. Sole author.
  • Forecasting Software, West Publishing Company, 1993. A collection of computer spreadsheets with documentation for economists. Sole author.
  • Invest Templates, V1.0, Prentice Hall, Inc. 1992. A set of 58 investment programs with documentation to accompany Fundamentals of Investments by Alexander and Sharpe. Sole author.
  • "Dependence in Commodity Prices," with R. Peterson and K. C. Ma, The Journal of Futures Markets, (1992) Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 429-446.
  • Economics Toolbox, West Publishing, 1992. Includes Lotus 1-2-3 worksheets for linear programming, regression, capital budgeting and forecasting with documentation to accompany Managerial Economics by McGuigan and Moyer. Sole author.
  • "Call Option Valuation for Discrete Normal Mixtures," Journal of Financial Research, Winter 1990, XIII, No. 4, pp. 285-296. Sole author.
  • Invest Templates, Prentice Hall, Inc. 1990. A comprehensive set of worksheet applications with documentation for investment analysis to accompany Fundamentals of Investments by Alexander and Sharpe. Sole author.
  • Bank Management Templates, (with T. Koch,) Dryden Press, 1987. Lotus 1-2-3 worksheet applications with documentation for bank management case analysis.
  • Instructor's Manual for Bank Management, (with T. Koch,) Dryden Press, 1987. Includes computer software applications and test bank.
  • Fit Test to Discrete Common Stock Returns," Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, April 1986, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 243-254.
  • "NYSE Futures Option Pricing," (with O. Bowlin and R. Peterson), Southwest Finance Association, Business Publications, Inc., and Richard D. Irwin, Inc., March, 1986.

 

Awards and Honors

  • My Favorite Professor, the MBA Class of May 2013.
  • My Favorite Professor, the MBA Class of May 2012.
  • My Favorite Professor, the MBA Class of December 2010.
  • My Favorite Professor, the MBA Class of December 2008.
  • My Favorite Professor, the MBA Class of May 2006.
  • Professor of the Year, TTU Rawls Graduate Association, Spring, 2005.
  • Professor of the Year, TTU Finance Association, 1998.
  • Outstanding Texas Tech Faculty Member, Delta Delta Delta. 1996-97.
  • Best Professor, TTU Finance Association, 1993-94. and 1997-98.
  • Distinguished Paper Award, Business Publications, Inc. for the Southwestern Finance Association, 1986.
  • The President's Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching effectiveness for the 1984-85 academic year. Sole recipient for the College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University.

Contact

Rawls College of Business