Faculty Profile for Dr. William T Chittenden

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Dr. William T Chittenden
Associate Professor — Finance & Economics
MCOY 530
phone: (512) 245-9655

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. William T. Chittenden is an Associate Professor of Finance in the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University. He previously served as Presidential Fellow, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Department Chair. Dr. Chittenden earned a B.B.A. in Finance and an M.S. in Economics from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Texas Tech University. Dr. Chittenden also serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He has been quoted in Fortune, USA Today, the Austin American-Statesman and has been interviewed for TV and radio in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Austria, Germany, and Singapore. His articles for TheConversation.com have been viewed over 290,000 times. He has served as a consultant to the Bank of Montreal/Harris, ABN/AMRO, Household International, Fitzsimons Federal Credit Union, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Ozona Bank, and other regional, national, and international firms. He speaks regularly to professional organizations across the United States and Canada on a variety of financial and economic topics.

Teaching Interests

Commercial Bank Management
Treasury and Working Capital Management
Corporate Finance (Graduate)

Research Interests

Stock Splits
Security Return Patterns
Student Loan Debt

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Chittenden, W. T. (2022, November 23). Student loan cancellation got blocked. Now what? 3 questions answered. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/student-loan-cancellation-got-blocked-now-what-3-questions-answered-194973
  • Chittenden, W. T. (2022, October 31). Why inflation will likely stay sky-high regardless of which party wins the midterms. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/why-inflation-will-likely-stay-sky-high-regardless-of-which-party-wins-the-midterms-193416
  • Chittenden, W. T. (2022, January 11). Who benefits from a break on federal student loan payments? An economist answers 3 questions. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/colleges-are-using-federal-stimulus-money-to-clear-students-past-due-debts-an-economist-answers-five-questions-165657
  • Chittenden, W. T. (2021). Economic Impact of Texas State University.
  • Chittenden, W. T. (2020, November 7). Why Republicans and others concerned about the economy have reason to celebrate Biden in the White House. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/why-republicans-and-others-concerned-about-the-economy-have-reason-to-celebrate-biden-in-the-white-house-149145

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Member Winning Team TXST CoSearch 2018, Texas State University CoSearch. September 14, 2018 - September 15, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. November 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. November 21, 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Article of the Year, Midwest Law Journal. April 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner Up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, McCoy College of Business Administration. 2008

Selected Service Activities

Board Member
Texas Association of Counties County Investment Education Committee
October 2013-Present
Reviewer, Journal Article
Mid American Journal of Business
Reviewer, Journal Article
Review of Financial Economics
Reviewer, Journal Article
Social Sciences Quarterly
MBA Admissions Review Committee
August 2022-Present