Ryan Flugum

Assistant Professor

Ryan Flugum

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Ryan Flugum

Assistant Professor


Before pursuing an academic career, Ryan Flugum worked in fixed income and security analysis as an associate credit analyst at Aegon Investment Management. Before joining the UNI Finance Department, he was an assistant professor of finance at the University of Tulsa and the primary instructor of the investment curriculum for the undergraduate finance and master of finance programs.

Flugum enjoys working 1-on-1 with students and helping them apply course concepts to real-world problems.

Hobbies & Interests
In his free time, Flugum plays golf and spends time with his family.


Ph.D. (Finance), University of Missouri - Columbia; M.A. (Mathematics), University of Northern Iowa; B.A. (Mathematics & Accounting), Mount Mercy University

Teaching Interests

Investments; Fixed Income; Derivatives

Research Interests

Ryan’s research has spanned a variety of areas in finance. His early work focused on the effectiveness of financial intermediaries, looking primarily at the consequences of hedge fund activism on firm value and the investment value of securities analyst content. More recently, Ryan’s work has been in corporate governance and corporate ESG-related issues. His work is published in top finance journals that include Financial Review, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Various media outlets have also covered Ryan’s work, including Institutional Investor, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, and the Harvard Business Review.

Professional Accomplishments

Before pursuing an academic career, Ryan’s professional experience encompassed fixed income and security analysis in his role as an Associate Credit Analyst at Aegon Investment Management. Prior to joining the University of Northern Iowa Finance Department, Ryan was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Tulsa and the primary instructor of the Investment curriculum for the undergraduate Finance and Masters of Finance programs.

Ryan is active in research, reviewing for and publishing in peer-reviewed finance journals. Ryan also regularly participates in national conferences that include the Financial Management Association, Midwest Finance Association, and Southern Finance Association.