About the Author

Dr. Kenneth Bigel


The Lander College for Men (LCM), a division of Touro University

  • Professor of Finance and Business Ethics
  • Campus Chair, Business Department


Dr. Bigel was formerly a fixed income analyst in the International Banking Department of the Bankers Trust Company (now DeutscheBank), analyzing international wholesale loans and debt instruments, and a graduate of its Institutional Credit Training Program. He later was affiliated with the Ford Motor Company, conducting investment analysis and planned car profits analysis, annual budgeting, and strategic planning. Subsequently, he worked as a senior portfolio manager attached to the wealth management division of Prudential Securities. He was formerly registered under Series 3, 7, 15, 24, 63, and 65.

As an independent consultant, he was involved in numerous high-profile cases including Enron. Dr. Bigel has conducted executive education programs for Morgan Stanley Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, UBS, Lehman Brothers, CIBC, G.X. Clarke & Co. (now part of Goldman Sachs), and China CITIC Bank. He currently serves on the Financial Industry Regulatory Association’s Board of Arbitrators.

His extensive published research relates to Financial Ethics and Moral Development, Behavioral Finance, and Political Economy. He has been teaching college and graduate level finance courses since 1989.

Dr. Bigel has been interviewed on American radio, was a visiting scholar at Sichuan University and at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, and appeared on Chinese television. At Touro University, he is a member of the Faculty Senate, The Touro Academy of Leadership and Management, The Assessments Committee, and The Promotions Committee. He chairs the Integrity Committee at LCM.

His wife and their three children reside in New York City. He enjoys reading, playing 60’s guitar, seeing his students succeed professionally, and watching his kids grow.

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., (high honors) New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (Business Education and Financial Ethics)
  • M.B.A., New York University, Stern School of Business (Finance)
  • B.A. (honors), Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (Philosophy and Mathematics)
  • CFP™, International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem (one-year program)

Dr. Bigel welcomes questions and constructive suggestions. He can be reached at <kbigel@touro.edu>.


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