Dr. James D. Philpot


Finance and General Business

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Finance and General Business
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


Dr. James Philpot is associate professor in the department of finance and general business. He directs the department's financial planning major program. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Arkansas and is a Certified Financial Planner.

Philpot has published in Financial Review, Managerial Finance, Financial Services Review, Journal of Financial Education, Financial Practice and Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance and other journals. He was president of the Southwestern Finance Association in 2010-2011 and is currently president of Arkansas Farms Inc., a closely held agribusiness. Previously, he held the Regions Bank Chair of Finance at Ouachita Baptist University.



  • PhD, Finance, 1994, University of Arkansas


  • FIN 381 Financial Planning
  • FIN 581 Professional Financial Planning
  • FIN 582 International Financial Planning

Research and professional interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Education    

Other interests

  • President, Southwestern Finance Association, 2011
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Educator of the Year, 2017, Southwestern Finance Association

Area of expertise

Personal finance Business

Media appearances

How Much of My Credit Limit Should I Use?
U.S. News & World Report
CFP Dr. James Philpot advises to watch your credit.

7 Tips to Help You Pay Your Bills on Time
Credit Karma
CFP Dr. James Philpot gives a few tips.

What to Do If You’re Left Money in a Will
Student Loan Hero
CFP Dr. James Philpot shares advice about dealing with money from wills.

5 Investing Resolutions for the New Year
U.S. News Money
CFP Dr. James Philpot advises to pick goals that are within your control.

5 Things To Do on Personal Inventory Days
CFP Dr. James Philpot shares one thing you should do on a Personal Inventory Day.

5 Ways to Invest a Financial Windfall
U.S. News Money
CFP Dr. James Philpot offers insight about investing financial windfalls wisely.