Frederick Dewald III

Visiting Professor, Department of Finance

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Fred Dewald joined the University of Memphis as an assistant professor in 2021. He holds a doctorate in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, an MBA with a concentration in finance from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in business from Lewis University in Illinois. His research interests include diversity, equity and inclusion in finance, performance measures and behavioral finance.

Dr. Dewald has experience teaching numerous courses in finance - including investments, managerial finance, corporate finance, finance for managers, financing the business enterprise, international finance and topics and cases in finance. Dr. Dewald is also a Registered Investment Advisor and President of First Light Financial. Prior to opening First Light, Dr. Dewald worked in Global Wealth Management for Morgan Stanley.



"Financial Services Digital Badging: Applying Self-Determination Theory to Student Motivation", Frederick Dewald III, Journal of Financial Education.

"How Different Are Minority Managers from White Managers in the Mutual Fund Industry?", Frederick Dewald III , Economics Letters Journal.