R. Brian Balyeat, Ph.D., CFA

  • Chair and Associate Professor, Finance, Finance
  • Chair and Associate Professor, Finance, College Administration

First Year at Xavier University:



  • BA, MBA, Ph.D. (Duke University)


Derivatives, investments, financial econometrics, and financial education.


Dr. R. Brian Balyeat joined the Xavier faculty in the fall of 2004.  He has been the department chair since 2010.  Prior to joining Xavier, he taught at Texas A&M for six years. He received his B.A. in mathematics and economics from Rhodes College in 1989, an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1994, and a Ph.D. in finance from Duke in 1998. His teaching interests include derivatives, investments, and introductory corporate classes. His research is focused in derivatives, asset pricing, investments, and financial education. He has published in journals such as Review of Futures Markets, The Financial Review, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Advances in Financial Education.  He received the MBA Professor of the Program award for the Deerfield campus in 2010 and 2012 and for the Wset Chester campus in 2010 and 2013.  Prior to entering academia, he was a financial analyst for First Tennessee Bank for three years where he earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. While at Xavier, Dr. Balyeat has received a Downing Award to help fund student research and a student athlete Faculty Appreciation award.