Gordon Ford College of Business Staff
- Department Chair & Professor - Finance
- GH 331
D.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Finance, 1990
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University, Finance, 1986
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering, 1983
As a Professor of Finance for over 27 years, Dr. Chhachhi has taught numerous courses—both at the undergraduate as well as graduate levels—in the area of Corporate Finance, Investments, and Risk Management. He is passionate about financial literacy and financial well being and has given numerous presentations on these topics. While many of the presentations have been targeted towards WKU community (Spring Retirement Savings Week, student groups, etc.), others have been delivered to outside groups such as FPA of Kentuckiana and Convergence Decision Summit in Denver and Anaheim. Dr. Chhachhi has published 14 articles in academic journals including The Financial Review, Journal of Financial Education, and Financial Management. He has served as the Director of TVA’s Investment Challenge Program—whereby students manage a hands-on, real-world portfolio as part of a 25-school competition—since 1999. Dr. Chhachhi has maintained an ongoing consulting relationship for well over a decade with ARGI Financial Group—a firm that has been on the Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors three years in a row. In that consulting role he focuses on risk mitigation strategies of investment portfolios and investment selections for 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored plans. He is also responsible for developing advanced options based strategies—especially for high net-worth individuals. In other consulting roles, he has worked on comprehensive feasibility studies for Bowling Green firms as part of their USDA loan applications. Dr. Chhachhi is passionate about K-12 education and has served in numerous roles with the Bowling Green school system’s Parent Teacher Organization and Site Based Decision Making Council. He has appeared on local media outlets, such as WKYU-FM Radio, WBKO TV, and WKYU TV. Dr. Chhachhi has been regularly called on by WKU’s President to serve on Ad Hoc committees and Task Forces and is currently chairing University’s Budget Council. He is also a member of Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Public Pension Task Force that is advising the Governor and State Legislature on possible fixes for the severely underfunded state pension system.