New chair of finance and real estate

Harry_TurtleHarry J. Turtle is the new finance and real estate department chair in the College of Business. He will assume the position on July 1, succeeding interim chair John Elder, who will return to the classroom for the fall semester.

Turtle joins CSU from West Virginia University in Morgantown, where he was professor and Fred T. Tattersall Distinguished Chair of Finance. He has also served as the Omer L. Carey Chair of Financial Education and department chair at Washington State University.

Turtle’s research primarily examines investment theory, portfolio issues, and international finance, and he enjoys teaching in all areas of finance at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

“I look forward to working alongside the caring and rigorous faculty in the CSU College of Business,” Turtle said. “I am committed to quality teaching, meaningful research, and connections between faculty, students, alumni, and business partners that will create opportunities to advance the state of knowledge in finance and real estate and allow for the exchange of novel ideas.”

Turtle’s research has been published in Financial Management, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Portfolio Management and Management Science, among other outlets. He is also active on the editorial boards of multiple journals.

He earned his Ph.D. in finance a the University of Alberta, his master’s in economics at the University of Western Ontario and his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Saskatchewan.

Turtle can be reached via email at