Richard A. Shick, PhD Dean Emeritus and Professor of Economics and Finance

Richard A. Shick, PhD

BS, MBA, Ph.D State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Shick is currently Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus specializing in the area of Corporate Finance.  He has twice received the Dr. Donald E. Calvert Outstanding Teaching Award.  Prior to returning to teaching, Dr. Shick served as Dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business for 23 years – the longest serving dean in the history of Canisius College.  Before coming to Canisius Dr. Shick taught at the University of Georgia and St. Bonaventure University where he was also the Chairman of the Department of Finance.  He served as the Regional Economist for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the Fourth National Bank Region.

The author or co-author of more than 30 articles on areas such as mergers, financial institutions, and insurance companies; Dr. Shick has presented papers at 17 professional association meetings.  His current research interests are in the areas of outcomes assessment for academic programs, and the valuation of personal financial assets and the subprime mortgage crisis.

While dean, Dr. Shick was president of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration and the Jesuit Association of Collegiate Schools and Programs of Business Administration.  He was very active in the AACSB – International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business serving as chair of the Initial Accreditation Committee, and as a member of the Accreditation Management Committee, the Standards Committee and the Nominating Committee. Dr. Shick made 28 accreditation visits for the AACSB and help conduct six accreditation workshops.  He has been a consultant to 25 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Dr. Shick is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Sigma Nu, and Di Gamma.  He received the Community Service Award for Education from the Amherst Republican Party and is the initial recipient of the Richard A. Shick Award for outstanding service to the Richard J. Wehle School of Business Advisory Council.  Dr. Shick is or has been listed in Who’s Who in the East, America, the World, American Education and Finance and Business.

In the community Dr. Shick has served on 12 boards of directors, been the treasurer of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; the treasurer, president and chairman of Studio Arena Theatre; the treasurer of the AAA of Western and Central New York; the chair of the advisory boards of the VNA Pharmacy and Home Care Support Services of the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York; and the president and chair of the Old Fort Niagara Association.

Dr. Shick has provided professional development seminars for the Citizens and Southern National Bank. U.S. League of Savings Associations, Marine Midland Bank, Greater Buffalo Press, Norstar Bank and Hunt Real Estate.  He has been a member of the boards of directors of Wehle Electric Company and Oak-Ellicott Holdings and is currently on the board of Chautauqua Brick Co., Inc.  Dr. Shick has worked as a forensic economist for more than 30 law firms in the areas of pension valuation, business valuation, losses due to wrongful deaths and injuries, and the value of enhanced earnings due to education.