Texas Tech University

Joshua Fairbanks

Joshua Fairbanks

Associate Professor of Practice


Room Number: W301


Research Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • Fixed Income


  • PhD, Finance, Texas Tech University
  • CFA Candidate, Passed Level I
  • MS, Economics, Texas A & M University
  • BS, Economics, University of Washington


Joshua (Josh) Fairbanks is an associate professor of practice in the Area of Finance in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. His research focuses on corporate finance, financial markets and fixed income. He has published several articles in the Journal of Real Estate Research and recently published an article in Managerial Finance.

Before joining Texas Tech, Fairbanks held a position at Ohio University and South Plains College. He has a BS in economics from the University of Washington (Seattle), an MS in economics from Texas A&M University, and a PhD from Texas Tech University. His awards include Outstanding Student Organization Advisor of the Year (2018), Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award (2016), Jentz Fellowship at the Graduate School of Banking Colorado (2016), RCOB Outstanding MBA Professor (2015) and Finance Department Teacher of the Year (2012 and 2013).

On a personal level, Fairbanks has four kids: an 8-year-old, a 6-year-old and twin boys who are 4. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, shooting clays and working out. He also serves as the director of the Master's in Finance Program.