Colby Wright

Colby Wright

Associate Professor,
Finance, Department of
Download Vita

Office: 610A TNRB
Phone: 801-422-1224
Email: colby.wright@byu.edu

Biography:

Colbrin A. (Colby) Wright is the Associate Chair of the Department of Finance and the Finance Undergraduate Program Director in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Dr. Wright has primary responsibility for overseeing the undergraduate finance program at the Marriott School – applications, admissions, curriculum, and placement. He also teaches classes in the finance major, the masters of accountancy program, and the executive MBA program.

Dr. Wright graduated with B.S. in Accountancy Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University 2001. He subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Finance from Florida State University in 2007. He was on the faculty at Central Michigan University for five years (2007 – 2012), where he was one of only two finance professors selected by the Princeton Review for inclusion in its inaugural edition of The Best 300 Professors. He has been on faculty at Brigham Young University since 2012, was awarded the 2012 – 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award by the undergraduate finance students, and was recently selected as the winner of the Merrill J. Bateman student choice awards in the Marriott School. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wright was a CPA for Ernst & Young in its audit division.

Dr. Wright has published numerous peer and editor-reviewed publications. His primary areas of research include exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and behavioral finance. His work has been published in Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Investing, Journal of Index Investing, and several others. His work has also been cited by Bloomberg, Reuters, Forbes, Money Magazine, and BBC radio, among others.

Selected Publications:

  • "Learning Effectiveness of Online Finance Courses: An Analysis of Five Courses in an Online and Face-to-Face Environment", .    

Awards:

  • Dean Fairbanks Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship , Brigham Young University , 2015
  • Merrill J. Bateman Student Choice Award , Brigham Young University Marriott School , 2015

Languages:

  • Tagalog

BYU Citizenship:

  • Finance Department Curriculum Committee Committee/Council Chair April, 2013
  • Marriott School Curriculum Committee Committee/Council Member April, 2013

Professional Citizenship:

  • Financial Management Association Conference-Related Role September, 2013 - September, 2013
  • Financial Management Association Conference-Related Role September, 2013 - September, 2013

Consulting:

  • Bounce Financial Training — February, 2013

Presentations:

  • Learning Effectiveness of Online Finance Courses: An Analysis of Five Courses in an Online and Face-to-Face Environment - Finance Department - Finance Research Internal Seminar - 2013