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Paul Speaker, Ph.D.

College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University

Dr. Speaker has been a featured presenter at a National Institute of Justice sponsored event.

Paul J. Speaker is a faculty member of the West Virginia University Finance in the College of Business and Economics. He holds a Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University, a M.S., Economics, Purdue University and a B.A., Economics, LaSalle College. Dr. Speaker also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Forensic Science Management Consultants LLC, a firm which specializes in the business of forensics using the forensics of business. He serves as Principal Investigator for Project FORESIGHT, an NIJ funded effort to provide a business approach to improve forensic laboratory efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Dr. Speaker's research activity is concentrated in economic modeling, including regulated industries, business valuation, the role of not-for-profit institutions, and the business of forensics. His teaching areas include corporate finance, managerial economics, business valuation and financial management.
Dr. Speaker regularly serves as a consultant to several industries, including the forensic community, defense sector, energy sector, and banking and financial institutions. He serves as a consultant to governments, including the WV Legislature, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Public Safety Canada. His not-for-profit clients include numerous forensic laboratories and public health laboratories.

Date Created: July 17, 2019