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Kenneth M . Washer, CFA, CFP®, DBA

Professor

Economics & Finance

Kenneth Washer

Contact

Heider College of Business
Economics & Finance - Business
Graduate School
Personal Financial Planning (Graduate Certificate)
Finance (Master's)
Investment Management and Financial Analysis (Master's)
Business Administration MBA (Master's)
HARP - Harper Center for Student Life & Learn

Kenneth M . Washer, CFA, CFP®, DBA

Professor

Economics & Finance

Dr. Ken Washer is a professor of finance at Creighton University Heider College of Business. The classes he teaches include Investments, Quantitative Analysis and Personal Financial Planning. He enjoys learning new things and is committed to helping his students learn about financial planning and investing.

He believes “it’s important to inspire students to take control of their financial lives at a young age.  Many of us do a poor job of managing our resources, which creates stress in our lives.”

His ongoing research interests include investments and financial planning.

Dr. Washer received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University.  He went on to pursue his Master of Business Administration in Accounting and his Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from Louisiana Tech University.  In addition to academia, Dr. Washer enjoys hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and spending time with his family and friends. 

Department

Economics and Finance

Position

Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Financial Service Professionals
    Insights from the AAII Asset Allocation Survey 2018
  • Financial Analysts Journal
    All that’s Gold does not Glitter
    Volume 74 (1), p. 59-76 2018
  • Managerial Finance
    "Santa Claus Rally and Firm Size"
    42 (8), p. 817-829 2016
  • Journal of Business Ethics
    'Securities Lending Activities in Mutual Funds and ETFS: Ethical Considerations'
    139 (1), p. 21-28 2016
  • Journal of Wealth Management
    "The Increasing Volatility of the Stock Market"
    19(1), p. 71-82 2016
  • International Research Journal of Applied Finance
    "Are stock prices in the U.S. both nonlinear and nonstationary?  Evidence from threshold autoregressive model tests."
    VI (11), p. 688-695 2015
  • Journal of Financial Planning
    'Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus Rally: Statistical Evidence Supports Higher Returns Globally'
    28(3), p. 55-60 2015
  • Journal of Business Ethics
    Dunham, L., Washer, K., The Ethics of Hedging by Executives
    111(2), p. 157-164 2013
  • Journal of Financial Planning
    Washer, K., Johnson, R., An Institute Examination of Downside Risk
    26(6), p. 56-60 2013
  • International Journal of Financial Research
    Nippani, S., Washer, K., Murthy, V., Size and Day-of-the-Week Effect in the Banking Industry: A Comparative Analysis based on Economic Conditions
    4(3), p. 1-9 2013
  • Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis
    Washer, K., Dunham, L., Inflation Risk and Asset Class Performance
    1(3), p. 61-72 2012
  • International Journal of Economics and Finance
    Creditor Nations' Equity Indexes and the U.S. Debt Downgrade
    2(6), p. 3-10 2012
  • International Review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics
    Nippani, S., Washer, K., A Note on the Short Term Impact of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Eruption on Airline Stocks
    3(1), p. 282-296 2011
  • Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal
    Washer, K., Jorgensen, R., Exchange Traded Notes and the Lehman Bankruptcy
    15(1), p. 47-58 2011
  • Applied Financial Economics
    Murthy, V., Washer, K., Wingender, J., Are Stock Prices in the United State Non-stationary? Evidence from Contemporary Unit Root Tests
    21(22), p. 1703-1709 2011
  • Managerial Finance
    Washer, K., Nippani, S., Wingender, J., Day-of-the-Week Effect in the Canadian Money Market
    37(9), p. 855-866 2011
  • International Research Journal of Finance and Economics
    Murthy, V., Washer, K., Wingender, J., Do U.S. Stock Prices Exhibit Mean Reversion? Evidence from Recent Nonlinear Unit Root Tests
    Issue 68(1), p. 46-49 2011
  • Journal of Financial Service Professionals
    Washer, K., Partial Roth Conversations in Early Retirement: An Effective Strategy for Extending Portfolio Longgevity
    65(1), p. 80-87 2011
  • Applied Financial Economics
    Ogunc, A., Nippani, S., Washer, K., Seasonality Tests on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges: An Empirical Analysis
    19(9), p. 681-693 2009
  • Academy of Banking Studies
    Washer, K., Nappani, S., Ogunc, A., An Analysis of Regional Banks' Repurchasing Behavior
    7(1&2) , p. 1-12 2008
  • Journal of Banking & Finance
    "A Note on Asymmetric Return Dynamics and Technical Trading Strategies."
    29 (2), p. 391-418 2005

Presentations

  • Nippani, S., Washer, K., A Note on the Impact of the eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Eruption on Airline Stocks: Southwestern Finance Association meeting in Houston, TX 2011
  • Washer, K., Johnson, R., Exchange Traded Notes and the Lehman Bankruptcy; Allied Academies annual meeting in New Orleans, LA 2010
  • Washer, K., Nippani, S., Wingender, J., Day-of-the-Week Effect in the Canadian Money Market: Southwestern Finance Association meeting in Dallas, TX 2010

Awards

  • Best Paper by ASBBS 10th Annual Meeting, Finance VI Track
    "SARS: A Non-Event for Affected Countries' Stock Markets?" Co-authored with Srinivas Nippani
  • Creighton Graduate Business Faculty Member of the Year
  • Cahill Award for Excellence
    Presented by Dean Anthony Hendrickson