Western Michigan University


Judy Swisher

Judy Swisher
Chair of Department of Finance and Commercial Law
PNC Endowed Chair
Office: (269) 387-5722
3290 Schneider Hall
Mailing address
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5420
Teaching interests
  • Personal finance
  • Retirement planning and employee benefits
Research interests
  • Effects of institutional trading on financial markets
  • Equity offerings
  • Bankruptcy
In addition to her duties as chair of the Western Michigan University Department of Finance and Commercial Law, Dr. Judy Swisher teaches courses in personal finance and retirement planning and employee benefits. Her research covers a variety of topics, including the effects of institutional trading on financial markets, equity offerings and bankruptcy, and has been published in Financial Review, Journal of Real Estate Research and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. Swisher has also presented her research at numerous conferences since beginning her career in 1997. She joined the WMU faculty in 2002 after positions at Florida Atlantic University and Pennsylvania State University.