Dr. Geoffrey VanderPal is a passionate business professional leading successful economic analysis through development, oversight and risk management. He has 25 years of financial industry and business experience. After spending 10 years working up and through multiple promotions with two large multinational and global financial firms, he founded and built a financial service firm and a fashion label.

Dr. VanderPal’s extensive business experience, including many successes and some failures along the way, provide hands on, practical knowledge and application of the material. He has worked in the private, public and nonprofit/association sectors, in leadership roles. With combined academic and industry experience he provides practical and applied knowledge to help students further their careers and maximize the satisfaction they receive from their education.

Dr. VanderPal’s academic qualifications include a Doctorate degree in Finance and Business and a Post-Doc in Global Leadership. His many certifications include Certified Financial Planner, Certified Treasury Professional, and Chartered Life Underwriter certifications. He enjoys teaching and looks forward to learning from Lourdes students as well.

In the online learning environment, Dr. VanderPal works to maintain a very lively and interactive classroom. He believes teaching is not about lecturing to students; it is about presenting theories, concepts, and empirical material to students. In this way, students can integrate the information into their own life experience.