Dr. Vivek Bhargava is a Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of Faculty & Administration in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has over twenty-eight years of combined business and academic experience.
Dr. Bhargava earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from M.S.R. Institute of Technology in Bangalore, India in 1987; a Master of Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA in 1990; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL in 1996. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA).
Dr. Bhargava was the Dean of the School of Business at Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS from June 2014 to July 2015. Previous to his appointment as Dean, he served as the Interim Dean of the School of Business at Alcorn State University from January 2010 to May 2014. He served on the faculty at the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL from September 1995 to May 1997 and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL from 1991 to 1996.
Dr. Bhargava has published over 30 research papers in the fields of financial investments and derivatives in nationally and internationally recognized journals, including: Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Review, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, International Journal of Finance, and the European Journal of Finance. He has made over 50 presentations at national and international academic conferences. Dr. Bhargava is one of the founding members of the Society of Business, Industry and Economics (SOBIE). Dr. Bhargava serves as the Editor of the Proceedings of the SOBIE Conference and is on the editorial board of International Journal of Management Research. He was selected as “Educator of the Year” by the Natchez Chamber of Commerce in 2006. He served on the Board of Directors for the Natchez Chamber of Commerce from August 2009 to August 2010.
Dr. Bhargava is married to Dr. Anubha Jati, a neurologist, and they have two sons.