Dr. Tom Smythe joined FGCU in 2019 after teaching 18 years at Furman University. After graduating from Furman in 1985, he spent 4 years in the Army as an Engineer Officer, including tours of duty in Honduras and Costa Rica. After leaving the Army in 1989, Tom worked for what was Mobil Oil for almost 7 years as a systems and business analyst. He received his MBA from George Mason University while working for Mobil.
Since finishing his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina, Tom has published numerous articles in both academic and practitioner journals with a focus on mutual funds from the investor’s perspective. He has been quoted or his work cited in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Consumer Reports, Money Magazine, CNN Money, the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, NBC News, Fortune online, and the Miami Herald. He teaches Corporate Finance, Money and Capital Markets, and Banking. His research focuses on mutual funds and individual financial literary and planning.