Dr. Goff is the professor and advisor for the Bowden Investment Group. He earned his B.S from the University of Florida before earning a MBA and Ph.D from Florida State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance and investments. For several years Dr. Goff served as a consultant for the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc. where he was involved in insurance agency valuation. In addition, Dr. Goff has served as an expert witness regarding business valuation and other financial issues. Dr. Goff is an active researcher in the area of corporate finance and investments and his research has been published in academic and trade journals. In addition, he has taught executive seminars and workshops on financial management and business valuation techniques. Dr. Goff was instrumental in creating the Bowden Investment Group and instrumental in raising the funds for the student managed investment fund.


Members of the Bowden Investment Group have the rare opportunity to work with Mr. David A. Thompson, CFA. He joined Appalachian in 2010 as an Adjunct Instructor and works with Dr. Goff to help students in the Bowden Investment Group. Mr. Thompson is a retired General Partner and CFO of WEDGE Capital Management, LLP. WEDGE Capital is an institutional investment management firm that was founded in Charlotte, NC in 1984. The firm manages over $9 billion in assets, serving clients across 44 states and 5 other countries. Mr. Thompson brings 27 years of investment and portfolio management experience to the classroom with the objective of using his work-life experiences to enrich and expand the education of students focused on an education in finance. His real-world experiences are a wonderful addition to the other material learned in class. Mr. Thompson is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. He also earned the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1987 and is a member of the North Carolina Society of CPAs. When not teaching in Boone or playing golf in Linville, David is an artist, using water color and oil painting as a way to express his adoration for nature and the extraordinary. His artwork is a great reminder that we are surrounded by beauty, we just need to take the time to enjoy it. Mr. Thomson's integral involment and contribution to the Bowden Investment Group led to the creation of the David A. Thompson Professorship in Applied Investments. The purpose of this porfessorship is not only to honor Mr. Thompson, but also to secure his successor. Click here to learn more about this professorship or to make a contribution. 

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Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Delbert Goff
ASU Box 32058
Room 3066 Peacock Hall
Boone, NC 28608-2089
Phone: (828) 262-6188

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