Professor Thomas H. Eyssell

Thomas Eyssell

Phone: 314-516-6273
Office: 202H Anheuser-Busch Hall

Dr. Eyssell's CV


Thomas Eyssell, Ph.D., CSA, joined the UMSL Finance and Legal Studies Department in 1986, and has directed the College’s graduate programs since 1999. He chairs the department and oversees both the credit and noncredit CFP Board-registered UMSL Financial Planning programs, which prepare students to sit for the CFP exam. Dr. Eyssell is a long-time member of the University of Missouri System Retirement and Staff Benefits Committee, of member of the board of the Financial Planning Association of Missouri, and a past president of the Academy of Financial Services, a national academic organization devoted to the study of issues and practices in personal financial planning and advising. His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, the Journal of Financial Planning, the Financial Services Review, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Financial Review, and Financial Management, among others. Currently, Dr. Eyssell’s research is focused on the accuracy of credit reporting data and the impacts of errors on consumer credit scores.


Ph.D. Texas A & M University: December 1986

     Major Field: Finance     Secondary Field: Statistics 

MBA Pittsburg State University: May 1979

BSBA Pittsburg State University: May 1978

FINANCE 3500 - Financial Management

FINANCE 3560 - Practice of Personal Financial Planning

FINANCE 3565 - Financial Planning Capstone

FINANCE 3590 - Practicum in Financial Planning

BUS ADM 5198 - Development of Financial Theory

FINANCE 6500 - Financial Management

FINANCE 6501 - Advanced Corporate Finance

FINANCE 6590 - Seminar in Finance