Dr. Barnhart received his M.S. in economics from Florida State University and Ph.D. in economics from Texas A&M University. Professor Barnhart is the Program Director of the Certified Financial Planner™ Certificate Program at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to moving to Florida, Dr. Barnhart held the position of Associate Professor and Breazeale Scholar of Financial Planning at Clemson University, where he spent 10 years.
Dr. Barnhart has consulted on cases ranging from stock valuation and ownership disputes to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, to personal injury and wrongful birth. He has also applied Input-Output models (RIMS II and IMPLAN Pro v.3) to study the impacts of EB-5 regional center businesses.
Dr. Barnhart teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions and Investments. His research interests are in the areas of mutual funds, futures markets, corporate governance, exchange rates and the application of econometrics in testing financial theories. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Futures Markets, and other finance and economics journals.