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Roberto Curci joined Dominican University in July 2015. He serves as vice provost for strategic initiatives and external relations and dean of the Brennan School of Business. Dr. Curci is a finance professor, and his research has been published in academic journals in the fields of international finance, international business, and immigrant-owned businesses. In 2011, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and in 2005, he was a Research Fellow at Instituto de Empresa’s Euro-Latin American Research Center in Madrid, Spain. Prior to joining Dominican University, Professor Curci served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Eugene Ratliff Endowed Chair Professor of Finance at Butler University’s Lacy School of Business in Indianapolis.

Professor Curci is a member of the Economics Club of Chicago (ECC), and currently serves on corporate/nonprofit boards and government commissions, including Hinsdale Bank and Trust (HB&T) Board of Directors, Tricom Funding Board of Directors, AACSB’s Initial Accreditation Committee, and the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Board of Trustees. While at Butler University, Professor Curci served on the boards of the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS), Merrill Lynch Diversity Board of Advisors, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO), Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council, Indianapolis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), IUPUI’s Solution Center, and the Indianapolis Mayor’s Commission of Latino Affairs (MCOLA). 

Roberto holds a Ph.D. in international business and finance from the University of Texas—Pan American, an MBA from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in systems engineering from ICESI University in Cali, Colombia.

PhD, University of Texas
MBA, University of Miami, Florida
BBA, ICESI University
BS, ICESI University
Selected Publications

Galea, M., Cademartori, D., Curci, R., & Molina, A. (2020). Robust Inference in the Capital Asset Pricing Model Using the Multivariate t-distribution. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 13(6),123. Retrieved from

Curci, R., Yagi, N., & Mackoy, R. (2013). Stages and Paths of Firm Internationalization: Testing the Value Chain Internationalization Framework. Journal of Comparative International Management, 16(1). Retrieved from


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