Of of Accounting, Business and Finance

Philip Swicegood, Ph.D.

R. Michael James Family Professor of Finance


Wofford College

429 North Church Street

Spartanburg, SC  29303


Phone: (864)597-4378






Dr. Philip Swicegood teaches Finance at Wofford College. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Florida State University, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas-Austin, and a B.S. degree in Finance and Philosophy from Liberty University. Philip is a Fulbright Scholar and is founder of The Broad River Group LLC, a real estate investment firm. He has worked in the banking industry as an analyst for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and has served as a business consultant for companies in the U.S., Russia, Macedonia, Vietnam, and Poland.  He currently oversees a micro loan initiative in Haiti as part of Wofford's James Fund.  Philip has broad research interests and continues to published in numerous finance journals. In addition to teaching at Wofford, Philip conducts finance seminars for HighMark Inc., a non-profit consulting firm that provides business training in developing countries. Philip and his wife Cindy have two children, Stephanie and Susanna. Their family is active in service and community at Broad River Community Church, a non-denominational church in Boiling Springs, NC. When not engaged with the three ladies of his life, Philip enjoys fly fishing, reading, ultimate frisbee, and making ridiculously hard tests for his students.


“It’s easy to make money in the stock market. Buy a stock, and when it goes up, sell it. If it doesn’t go up, don’t buy it.”                      ~Will Rogers