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Kevin Bahr


Experience and Interests

Teaching Areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Financial Leadership through Applied Decision Making

Professional Experience

  • Robert W. Baird & Co. (1984-94)
    • Vice President Corporate Finance
    • Securities Analyst

Research Areas

  • Current Economic and Financial Market Issues
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investing

Presentations and Publications


Campus Involvement

  • Semi-annual presentation at CBEI Breakfast Meeting and featured article for the CBEI Economic Indicator Report
  • Numerous articles for the CBEI Blog

Fun Facts

Best piece of advice you ever received?

Get an education.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Professional baseball player – ideally, center-fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers

Why I’m most proud of Sentry School of Business and Economics?

The cohesiveness of the Sentry School is excellent. It results from the high level of respect that faculty have for each other.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Hopefully, explaining difficult concepts and issues in an understanding way to the excellent students at UWSP.

A piece of advice for students pursuing education in your department?

A degree won’t teach you everything you need to know for your entire career. However, a degree can provide you with the skills necessary to solve problems, meet the challenges of your chosen field, and prepare you for needed, future education. In addition, education can provide a greater awareness and understanding of important social and economic issues, which in turn can increase your understanding of others.

Kevin Bahr
Professor - Finance
Chief Analyst - Center for Business and Economic Insight

426 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Finance & Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Macroeconomics 1990

M.A. in Economics

M.S. in Accounting

B.B.A. in Finance


ECON 272 - Personal Finance
BUS 350 - Principles of Finance
BUS 357 - International Corporate Finance
BUS 455 - Corporate Finance Seminar
BUS 710 - Financial Leadership through Applied Decision Making