Finance Faculty & Staff
Dr. Steven D. Dolvin, CFA, is a Professor of Finance at Butler University. He teaches primarily in the area of investments, but he also oversees student run portfolios in both public and private equity. Dr. Dolvin has received multiple teaching awards and has also published numerous articles in both academic and practitioner outlets. He is also the co-author of Fundamentals of Investments (McGraw-Hill). Dr. Dolvin’s prior experience includes work in both corporate finance and investments, and he currently provides investment consulting for both individuals and businesses.
Dr. Bryan Foltice is an Associate Professor of Finance at Butler University, in Indianapolis, IN. He primarily teaches in the areas of international finance, investments, and behavioral finance. Dr. Foltice’s true passion is assisting people with all aspects of their personal finances. His academic research interests behavioral finance include: Retirement savings, retirement plan designs, and financial decision-making. Dr. Foltice received his doctorate in finance at the University of Muenster, in Muenster, Germany, where he received magna cum laude honors. He has prior work experience at Fidelity Investments and in investment banking at Deutsche Bank. Dr. Foltice also played professional basketball in Germany for three seasons.
Tom Hanson primarily teaches courses in corporate finance, investments, and valuation. He also teaches classes in the Masters of Science in Risk and Insurance (MSRI) and Data Analytics programs (MSDA). Additionally, he is the faculty advisor to the Financial Management Association (FMA) chapter on campus, which has been recognized by the national organization as a Superior Chapter. He completed his PhD at Kent State University, an MBA at the University of St. Thomas, an MS in applied statistics at North Dakota State University, and a BA at St. Olaf College. Prior to starting at Butler in fall 2018, he taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Cleveland State University. His research interests include market microstructure, high frequency trading, and quantitative methodology. He often publishes cross-disciplinary, co-authored work,including the book Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies (Routledge) with Dr. Christopher Mellinger.
Born on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Dr. Sheryl-Ann K. Stephen is the Chair of the Finance Department and an Associate Professor of Finance in the Lacy School of Business. Dr. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Economics from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) in Nova Scotia, Canada; an MBA, also from SMU; and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her primary teaching areas are Corporate Finance, Financial Management, and Financial Markets and Institutions. Dr. Stephen’s main areas of research are Corporate Finance,Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Financial Education. Her research has been published in the Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, the Journal of Accounting and Finance, the Journal of Financial Education, and the Journal of Learning in Higher Education, among others. When she’s not teaching, or doing research, she can be found learning new languages, and traveling the world.
Dr. Templeton is Professor of Finance at the Lacy School of Business at Butler University where he has taught since 1988. In 2000, he was a visiting professor at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He has presented his research at national conferences in the U.S. and also in New Zealand, Albania, Finland, and Ireland. He has published research on bank diversification, the impact of the euro as a new currency, strategies for retirement investing, mortgage selection, financial education, and international education.
Dr. Templeton, a recipient of the Mortar Board and Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Professor awards at Butler, primarily has taught corporate finance, investments, financial theory and cases, and risk and insurance. For over a decade he coordinated and taught in the Internship program, a signature program of the school. In addition, each May he leads a three-week study trip to London. The course explores aspects of leadership and leadership development using the history and culture of London as context. He has taught in Butler’s executive education programs for physicians and for Farm Bureau Insurance of Indiana. He has consulted on retirement plans and delivered retirement seminars for employees of the law firm, Bose McKinney. For nine years he delivered a series of personal financial management workshops for rookie players of the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL.
Administratively, Dr. Templeton contributed to the development of the Lacy School’s experiential programs that emphasize the development of students both personally and professionally. He has led the development of the global education programs of the School which provide opportunities for Lacy students around the world.
Dr. Templeton is on sabbatical during the fall 2022 semester and will be available only intermittently.