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UM Professor to speak on career choices

April 6, 2010


The University of Maine at Fort Kent welcomes Dr. Robert Strong on Friday, April 9 in Nadeau Hall at 11 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room. Dr. Strong will speak on finance and investments as a career choice. The event is free and open to the public.

UMFK business students are encouraged to attend. 
Dr. Strong is a University Foundation Professor of Investment Education and Professor of Finance at the University of Maine in Orono. 
Dr. Strong's consulting focuses on risk management and asset valuation. Among the organizations for which he has consulted are Eastern Maine Healthcare, Bangor Hydro Electric Company, Maine Public Service Company, Energy Atlantic, the Maine State Police, the Maine Forest Service, Heritage Bank of Schaumberg, and Texas Instruments. He frequently is an expert witness and has been a conference speaker for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and the American Stock Exchange. 
His current research interests center on investor asset allocation. He has published in journals ranging from the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Portfolio Management to the trade journals Pensions and Investments and Futures. His third book Derivatives: An Introduction was published in 2002.
Dr Strong received a Bachelor of Science in engineering is from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He earned a Master of Science in business administration from Boston University, and received a Ph.D. in finance from Penn State. 
He also has been a visiting professor of finance at Maine Maritime Academy and at Harvard University where he was Deputy Director of the Summer Economics Program from 1997 to 1999.   He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Dr. Strong was named by the University of Maine General Alumni Association as its 2005 Distinguished Maine Professor Award winner.
Dr. Strong is past president of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, the Bangor Rotary Club, and the Maine Security Analysts Society. He also is on the Board of Directors of Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, Eastern Maine Charities, the James W. Sewall Company, the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ, and is Chairman of the Board of Bangor Securities, Inc, a full-service retail brokerage firm. He is an honorary captain in the Maine State Police. 
For more information on the presentation, please contact Leo Trudel at 834-7567 or by e-mail at