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David W. Durr, Ph.D. CFA, CFP®

Professor of Finance and the Arthur J. Bauernfeind Chair in Investment Management


Dr. David W. Durr is a professor and the Arthur J. Bauernfeind Chair in Investment Management at Murray State University. He also directs the program in personal financial planning that is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Durr earned a B.B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin, M.B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University, and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Durr holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Certified Financial Planner designation. He is a member of the American Finance Association, the Financial Planning Association, the Association for Investment Management and Research, and the Nashville Society of Financial Analysts. Durr is co-author of Dalton CFA® Review: Study Notes Volume I and II. (Dalton Publications, L.L.C.) He has published articles in several journals including Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Managerial Finance, and Advances in Taxation.

Dr. Durr has worked with investment and financial services professionals across the country. For several years Durr has taught financial planning seminars/classes throughout the United States. Durr has taught courses in investment management, corporate finance, derivatives, portfolio management, and risk management. He serves on the board of the MSU Federal Credit Union. He is also treasurer of the Murray Calloway County United Way. 

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