Brian Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance Business Administration


Office: Conway 310

Dr. Fitzpatrick graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology (experimental concentration) from Southeast Missouri State University and earned a masters in business administration with an emphasis in finance from St. Louis University. Brian received a Ph.D. in business administration with a major in finance (specialization in investments) from St. Louis University. His dissertation, Dividends and Total Return, studied the differences between dividend-paying securities and non-dividend paying securities.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Fitzpatrick spent 10 years in the investment field including positions with two major Wall Street wire houses. He has also held senior vice president positions at Financial Corporation of America and Commerce Bancshares. Currently he is a tenured full professor of finance at Rockhurst University where his primary teaching focus is essentials of finance, investments and international finance.

Dr. Fitzpatrick has authored an article entitled, Is Efficient Capital Market Hypothesis a Myth or

 Reality? A Financial Management Case for Inefficient Market Hypothesis, which is published in the Journal of Financial Management and Analysis. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s research specialty is studying market inefficiencies throughout the world. He has published in 10 different fields: accounting, economics, experimental psychology, international finance, corporate finance, investments, real estate, management (entrepreneurship), information technology and poetry. 

Dr. Fitzpatrick has won the outstanding teacher of the year award at Rockhurst University and was invited to the Chi Omega sorority’s favorite teachers on campus dinner at the University of Tulsa during the fall semester 2008, where he was a visiting professor of finance.