Dr. Thomas Eyssell
Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Studies Emeritus
Dr. Thomas Eyssell, Ph.D., CSA, joined the UMSL Finance and Legal Studies Department in 1986 and directed the College of Business Administration’s graduate programs from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He chaired the department and oversaw both the credit and noncredit CFP Board-registered UMSL Financial Planning programs, which prepare students to sit for the CFP exam. Dr. Eyssell was a long-time member of the University of Missouri System Retirement and Staff Benefits Committee, a 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.