Kenneth Bigel, MBA, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Finance, Chair Business Department

Dr. Kenneth Bigel holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from New York University, where he taught MBA students for ten years before joining the Lander College faculty. Dr. Bigel, who won two Dean’s Awards for Teaching Excellence at NYU, has conducted extensive research in the field of financial ethics, and has served for many years as a consultant to major Wall Street brokerage firms.


Recent Publications

  • “The Economics of Trust,” (working paper, 2012)
  • “Adam’s Smith’s ‘Wealth of Nations’ and Today’s Business World: revisiting ethical issues” (May 25-29, 2006); Proceedings: Hawaii International Conference on Business (Oahu, Hawaii).
  • Applied Corporate Financial Management, Second Edition (2006, September, ISBN 1-59399-232-7) – teaching manual for students; current, updated editions are self-published and available on-line for students.
  • The Economics and Ethics of Adam Smith: self-interest, the “invisible hand,” and market failure; (Working Paper; May 2006).
  • The Rationale for, and Scope and Method of, Teaching Business Ethics to Professional Managers, Crisis and Opportunity in the Professions; Pava, M. and Primeaux, P., eds. (September, 2005. Elsevier Publishers; ISBN: 0-7623-1261-0).
  • A Mail Survey Application of Dillman’s ‘Tailored Design Method’ Involving a Sample of Investment Planners and Rest’s ‘Defining Issues Test.’ Academy of Financial Services Annual Conference Proceedings; (January, 2004).


Awards & Honors

2001 - Certified Financial Planner Board Annual Article Awards Competition 
1999 - New York University, Stern School of Business: Elected into “Club 6” for excellence in teaching
1999 - John W. Withers Memorial Award, New York University
1999 - Paul S. Lomax Doctoral Degree Award, New York University
1997 - Award for Outstanding Service, New York University
1994 - Herbert A. Tonne Scholarship in Business Education