Robert W. Kolb Loyola University Chicago, USARobert W. Kolb is Professor of Finance and the Frank W. Considine Chair of Applied Ethics in the business school at Loyola University Chicago. Kolb’s career as a finance professor spans almost three decades and includes appointments at the University of Florida, Emory University, and the University of Miami, where he served as department chair and as the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Finance. Recently he was Professor of Finance and Assistant Dean for Business and Society at the University of Colorado at Boulder. There he led the school’s program in business ethics and business and society.
He has published more than 50 academic research articles and more than 20 books. In 1990, he founded Kolb Publishing Company to publish finance and economics university texts, built the company’s list over the ensuing years, and sold the firm to Blackwell Publishers of Oxford, England, in 1995.
He also recently published the sixth edition of Understanding Futures Markets and the fifth edition of Futures, Options, and Swaps (both with James A. Overdahl). He recently edited three monographs: The Ethics of Executive Compensation, The Ethics of Genetic Commerce, and Corporate Retirement Security: Social and Ethical Issues.
He is the general editor for the five-volume Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. He earned two Ph.D.s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (one in philosophy, in 1974, and the other in finance, in 1978).