Investment Management and Financial Analysis Faculty


Randy D. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CFA®

Randy Jorgensen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program at Creighton University, where he teaches courses on portfolio management, fixed income, derivatives and ethics as well as corporate finance. He has published a number of articles in various revered academic and professional journals, including the Journal of Economics and Finance and Investment Management and Financial Innovations. Jorgensen received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1994 and earned his CFA designation in 2004. Prior to his career in academics, Dr. Jorgensen was a bank examiner and a commercial loan officer.

Courses Taught:
MIM 717 Ethical and Professional Standards
MIM 718 Ethical and Professional Standards II
MIM 728 Corporate Finance
MIM 740 Portfolio Management


Lee M. Dunham, Ph.D., CFA

Lee M. Dunham, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Finance at Creighton. Professor Dunham earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, a Master of Science in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans, and an MBA and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In addition, Dunham has also earned the CFA designation. Prior to his academic career, he worked for Commerce Trust Company in St. Louis, Missouri, where he co-managed the trust company's portfolio of all closely held securities held in trust.

Dunham's research interests include dividend theory, asset price volatility, behavioral finance, and mutual fund return behavior. He teaches equity, fixed income and derivative courses in the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program.

Courses Taught:
MIM 722 Fixed Income and Derivatives I
MIM 734 Equity Analysis


Ken Washer, DBA, CFA, CPA, CFP

Ken Washer is a Professor of Finance and has been at Creighton since 2008. He earned his graduate degrees at Louisiana Tech University and has taught at Morehead State University and Texas A&M-Commerce. He has published articles in Applied Financial Economics, The Journal of Banking and Finance, The CPA Journal, and Financial Planning and Counseling.

Courses Taught:
MIM 723 Quantitative Analysis I
MIM 725 Quantitative Analysis II
MIM 738 Advanced Financial Analysis


Dr. Charles Braymen, CFA

Dr. Braymen has been an Assistant Professor of Economics at Creighton University since 2011. Prior to joining Creighton, Dr. Braymen taught at Kansas State University. Dr. Braymen teaches courses related to international economics and finance at Creighton University. Dr. Braymen teaches the Capital Markets (economics) course in Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina and earned his CFA charter in 2012.

Courses Taught:
MIM 732 Capital Markets


Dr. Melissa Woodley, CFA

Dr. Woodley is Assistant Professor of Finance at Creighton University. Prior to joining Creighton, Dr. Woodley taught at Samford University. She earned her PhD from the University of Alabama. Dr. Woodley teaches courses in corporate finance at Creighton University and teaches advanced Fixed Income and Derivatives classes in the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis Program. Dr. Woodley earned her CFA charter in 2012.

Courses Taught:
MIM 736 Fixed Income and Derivatives II


Gerald R. Jensen, Ph.D., CFA

Gerald Jensen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Finance of the Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis program at Creighton University. As an active member of the CFA Institute, Gerald Jensen, Ph.D., CFA, has worked with the global investment profession’s top individuals, which has enabled him to stay on the cutting edge of investment practice. Dr. Jensen is also a prolific researcher and writer. He has published over sixty articles on finance and has authored two books, Invest with the Fed (2015) and Investments: Analysis and Management, 13th ed., which he co-authored with Charles Jones and is due for release in 2016.

Dr. Jensen has spent the bulk of his career at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. While there, he was awarded the Board of Trustees Professorship in 2010, the highest award given to a faculty member and based on student engagement, scholarly achievement and service. Additionally, his colleagues selected him for the Jones, Diedrich, Mennie endowed professorship in 2011. He earned his BA in economics from South Dakota State University, his MBA from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Tingting Liu, Ph.D., CFA

Tingting Liu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Creighton University. Dr. Liu joined the Heider College of Business after having taught at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, where she earned her Ph.D. in finance in 2015. She completed her B.A. in English at Jilin University in China in 2003 and an MBA in finance in 2010 at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Liu brings to Creighton extensive sales and senior management experience as well as extensive research and teaching experience in Financial Modeling, a course in Excel application in finance. This class earned “The Most Useful Course” recognition by University of Georgia students. Her book, Financial Modeling in Excel, which she co-authored with Chris R. Pope, was released in June 2015.

Courses Taught:
MIM 730 Financial Statement Analysis