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Faculty | Michael R. Gordinier | WashU Olin Business School
Michael R. Gordinier

Senior Lecturer in Management

Area of Expertise:

Statistics/Econometrics, Finance/Investments, Decision Analysis, Management Science, Simulation Modeling, Statistics/Econometrics

Research Interests:

Statistics, management science, financial planning, investments, insurance

Selected Publications:

  • "Nuclear Fusion Power", Elsevier Science Ltd. / Robert A. Meyers ed., 1987
  • "Creative Uses of Life Insurance in Estate Planning: Irrevocable & Charitable Remainder Trust", with S. Laiderman, 1995
  • "Understanding the Investment Potential of Variable Universal Life", with S. Laiderman, 1995

Academic/Professional Activities:

  • Financial Planner, Premier Financial Partners


  • Beta Gamma Sigma, 1990
  • Sigma Xi, 1977
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1975
  • Pi Mu Epsilon, 1974
  • Reid Teaching Award (15 times), Olin Business School, Washington University

Personal Interests:

Professor Gordinier enjoys Blackjack, magic tricks, teaching concealed carry firearm classes, short-wave radios, and discussing the proper roles for and authority of the federal government.
Michael R. Gordinier

Professor Gordinier has been a lecturer at the Olin School since 1990 and has taught graduate level physics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Gordinier's unique approach to quantitative business education and his financial/ estate planning consulting business reflect his training as a physicist where the use of quantitative techniques are stressed. He brings over 15 years of practical experience to the classroom with such diverse organizations as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, McDonnell Douglas Corp., U.S. Dept. of Energy, and National Life Insurance Co.

Michael R. Gordinier's Home Page
Phone: (314) 935-8745

MBA 1990, Washington University in St. Louis
PhD 1980, University of Wisconsin
MS 1977, University of Wisconsin
BA 1975, St. Louis University