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Meet TW Harvey

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Dr. Tom Harvey is retired Associate Professor of Finance at Ashland (O.) University. He has published two books, Quality Value Banking: Effective Management Systems that Increase Earnings, Lower Costs, and Provide Competitive Customer Service, with Janet L. Gray, and The Banking Revolution: Positioning Your Bank In The New Financial Services Marketplace. Further, he had articles published in both practitioner and academic journals.


At Ashland, he founded and directed the Eagle Investment Group, a student-managed portfolio management program. The students were responsible for managing over $1 million of the university’s endowment and did so quite effectively.


His research centered on the behavior of the financial services industry that led to the Financial Crisis of 2008 and on the research-based view of the firm.


Prior to teaching at Ashland, Dr. Harvey spent twenty years in financial planning and control at two major commercial banks in the Cleveland, Ohio area. His main responsibilities centered on merger and acquisition activity.


Dr. Harvey has always been fascinated by the history of the United States and was grateful to have the opportunity to study it in detail while researching and writing Seeing the Elephant: One Man’s Return to the Horrors of the Civil War.


He was born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He graduated from Hillsdale College with a BA in English, from Case Western Reserve University with an MBA in Finance, from Cleveland State University with a doctorate in management and strategy. He and his wife, Paula, reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Featured Books


Seeing the Elephant

Awarded Distinctive Favorite Honors by the 2022 NYC Bick Book Award Competition

Distinguished Favorite in the 2022 Independent Press Competition 


Answering Lincoln's Call

Awarded the Distinguished Favorite Honor by the 2023 Independent Press Award Competition

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