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Paul Speaker Ph.D.

Paul Speaker Ph.D.

Fred T. Tattersall Distinguished Teaching Chair in Finance


304-293-7810Paul.Speaker@mail.wvu.edu4101Reynolds Hall

Paul Speaker Ph.D.

Fred T. Tattersall Distinguished Teaching Chair in Finance

Professor, Finance

Adjunct Professor , Economics


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Paul J. Speaker is a faculty member of the West Virginia University Finance Department. Dr. Speaker also holds the position of President of Forensic Science Management Consultants, LLC, which specializes in the business of forensics using the forensics of business.

Dr. Speaker's research activity is concentrated in economic modeling, including regulated industries, business valuation, process engineering, financial institutions, the role of not-for-profit institutions, the impact of technology, and the business of forensics. His teaching areas include corporate finance, ethics, and business valuation. He has been active with curriculum design, integration of course work, and developments in distance learning technology.

Speaker regularly serves as a consultant to several industries, including the forensic community, defense sector, energy sector, and banking and financial institutions. His clients include the giants in these industries including: American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), ATK Tactical Systems, Peabody Energy, and Citigroup, respectively. His consulting activity includes work with government agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. State Department, U.S. Government Accountability Office, U.S. Department of Energy, several U.S. state agencies, and government agencies outside the United States. He has presented seminars and workshops to the forensic community, including workshops at multiple ASCLD Symposia and for forensic laboratories in Africa, Asia, Australia, Cental America, Europe, North America, and South America.

Dr. Speaker has been recognized for his teaching excellence. He has received Outstanding Teacher Awards from the University and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics twenty-four times in his career. Amongst others, he has been recognized for the College of Business and Economics Award for Outstanding Faculty Technology Implementation, WVU Outstanding Teacher Award, the Golden Apple for Outstanding Faculty, Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year, and the WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Speaker has also been recognized by the John Chambers College of Business & Economics four times for Outstanding Service.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University
  • M.S., Economics, Purdue University
  • B.A., Economics, LaSalle College

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