Faculty Profile

Randy Beavers

Randy Beavers

Assistant Professor of Finance

Phone: 206-281-3523
Office: McKenna Hall 214

Education: BS, University of Alabama, 2010; PhD, University of Alabama, 2015. At SPU since 2015.

Randy Beavers joined the School of Business, Government, and Economics after receiving his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Alabama. While at the University of Alabama, Randy taught Business Finance and Financial Management. Randy’s research interests focus on executive compensation, corporate finance, and financial education.

Before joining academia, Randy interned at the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington, D.C. During his internship he worked on several projects, including studies of deaths in custody and HIV in prisons.

Randy is an avid sports fan and supporter of Crimson Tide Athletics. In his spare time, he loves to play tennis and travel. He attends Calvary Ballard. 


“Communication Technologies and Interpersonal Relationships: Some Considerations from Theology,” 2018, Christian Business Review (forthcoming with Denise Daniels, Al Erisman, and Don Lee). 

"CEO Inside Debt and Firm Debt," 2018, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, Vol. 18, Iss. 4, pp. 686-713. 

"Monitoring Climate Variability’s Impact on Residential Energy Consumption in the United States: Approach to the Disaggregation of Heating Fuel Consumption," 2010, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Vol. 11, Iss. 4, pp. 109 – 116 (with Kathryn Tippey).

"HIV in Prisons, 2007-08," 2009, NCJ 228307 (with Laura Marushak).

Dr. Randy Beavers

Why I Teach at SPU

Dr. Randy Beavers, Assistant Professor of Finance

"I teach at SPU to bestow not only financial skills but also a sense of community. Given our small class sizes and my background as a first-generation scholar, I get the opportunity to look at a student’s eyes to see if he or she has really had that aha moment. Building those personal relationships, just as Christ provides that same chance for all of us, makes me feel I am at my Northwest home away from my Southern home."