Richard Lewin, Ph.D.
“I really enjoy the intellectual challenge of teaching — explaining complex issues in a stimulating environment — and students questioning how the concepts taught in the classroom can help them create their own frame of reference for understanding the world. I remind them that in engaging in my class they can control their future financial destiny rather than simply fall victim to it due to ignorance — my aim is to provide my students with the tools to understand the world they are part of, so they are no longer just passive observers, but are able to develop a critical mindset and ultimately become actors, facilitators and initiators on an international stage. I try to show them that the skills sets they develop and hone in the classroom can be applied in whatever sector of society they may choose to work in; that quantitative financial skills are a prerequisite of our modern society which simply cannot be ignored.
To my mind teaching is not just about one’s subject area: it is about stimulating genuine intellectual generosity, enabling students to learn about the world for themselves and reinforcing the valuable courses they have already completed in the program. It also enables more reflective thinking and to apply their critical skills. These are the business skills which are going to make the greatest difference in their readiness to tackle their future careers. It also provides an open forum both in and out of class, reinforcing the fact that learning is a journey, not a destination, inside an institution like Rollins (especially as the cross-fertilization of ideas, the conceptual linkages and the mosaic approach of a liberal arts education clearly encourage this) and a process of profound personal development which transcends the classroom.”
Richard Lewin is an Assistant Professor in the International Business Department at Rollins College. He teaches courses related to International Business, including International Finance, International Real Estate and International Investments, and supports the Crummer Graduate School of Business teaching Financial Management at the MBA level. Dr. Lewin is a regular visiting lecturer to the Transport Studies Group at the University of Westminster, UK. His publications on Equity Duration and Pension Annuities have appeared in several financial journals including the International Financial Review and the Journal of Pensions Management.
Dr. Lewin has extensive international experience, living and working in the US, UK, Italy, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic. While working in the airport development business for PlaneStation Group plc, he worked in more than 20 countries. His international business experience includes serving as a Research Consultant to Citibank UK, an Investment Strategist for the Wiggins Group plc, Finance Director for Davis Logistics (UK Aerospace industry), as well as numerous specific consulting assignments in Europe. Professor Lewin also has more than 20 years of personal investment management experience in a full range of financial market instruments and commercial real estate, as well as institutional research experience at Citibank (UK) and Credit Suisse Asset Management. In 2003 he founded his own real estate development company Bradstrong Ltd to further housing development in the UK.
Investment Management, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Real Estate and Airport Development
BSc in Business Management, Kings’ College at the University of London, UK
M.Phil. in Finance, Faculty of Economics & Politics, University of Cambridge, UK
Ph.D. in Finance, Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, UK
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