ccu visiting fellowsProfessor Pat Obi is a Visiting Professor of Finance in the Department Management Sciences. He is an endowed professor at Purdue University with the academic title, White Lodging Endowed Professor of Finance. He is also the Director of the Executive MBA program at Purdue University Northwest, financial consultant for the City of Hammond, Indiana (USA); and a Certified Hotel Industry Analyst. Professor Obi received his Ph.D. in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Mississippi. At Purdue Northwest, he teaches corporate finance, financial markets, derivatives, and applied statistics. With professional engagements in several countries across four continents, Obi is the author of numerous scholarly publications including two financial books.

His corporate consulting expertise includes financial analysis, valuation, and statistical modeling. Obi’s current research interest is on the economic impact of global tourism using financial market variables and time series econometric models.