Gordon Ford College of Business Staff
- Instructor II - Finance
- GH 328
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Finance, 1997
MBA, University of Texas at Arlington, Finance Concentration, 1979
BS, University of Texas at Arlington, Biology, 1973
Jean Snavely, Ph.D., MBA, CTP, has a rich and varied background in the finance profession. From her banking career, Dr. Snavely has experience in mergers and acquisitions (performing due diligence, determining bank value, negotiating and structuring bank purchases), credit analysis, bank systems analysis, annual budgeting, goal setting, working with investment bankers in a public debt issue as well as taking the lead on special projects. Dr. Snavely maintains her intellectual curiosity through research, service, consulting and participation in professional organizations. Dr. Snavely has been a faculty mentor on numerous student research projects and she and Dr. Chan received an Aim High summer grant (2017) for their research into the relationship between financial literacy and preventive healthcare choices stemming from a student project. Dr. Snavely is chair of the Assurance of Learning committee for the GFCB and serves as Academic Advisor for dual credit courses in Finance. She has been faculty advisor for WKU’s student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) for 12 years during which time the chapter has earned Outstanding Chapter awards from FMA International eight times. She is also a member of the FMA International Student Membership committee assisting and advising the parent organization in FMA student chapter improvements and innovations. Dr. Snavely oversees the annual WKU Investment Challenge (Stock Trading Game). Her professional memberships include: the Association for Financial Professionals, FMA International, Financial Education Association, and the National Business Educators Association. She has also gained immeasurable, enjoyable experience volunteering for not-for-profit organizations including the Student Art Festival of Orlando, FL (Treasurer), the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (President of the Board), the Miami Valley School in Dayton, OH (board member), the Junior League (Treasurer), and the Polo Fields Home Owners’ Association in Louisville, KY (Treasurer, Vice-President).