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Todd Roberson - Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Indianapolis, IN, US

Todd Roberson Todd Roberson

Senior Lecturer of Finance | Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Indianapolis, IN, UNITED STATES

Todd Roberson regularly offers live and written commentary and insight into a variety of economic, business, financial and social issues.


Secondary Titles (3)

  • Kelley Indianapolis Assessment Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator
  • Business Foundations Coordinator


Todd Roberson teaches upper-division courses in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Strategic Business Analysis and Valuation. Prior to his academic career, he was the Creative Director and CFO of a large advertising and communications agency located in Denver, Colorado. He studied Finance at Indiana University Bloomington, Management at Indiana Wesleyan University, and Mathematics and Education at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He and his wife are co-owners of Kaleidoscope of Art, a visual and performance art studio located in Fishers, IN. Professor Roberson has taught entrepreneurship and finance in Kenya and has developed learning programs for international students and Executive Ed programs. He plans to return to Kenya in the fall of 2018 for more collaboration with Kenyan peers.

Areas of Expertise (11)

International Finance

Corporate Finance

Personal Finance


Tax Policy

Economic Growth

Fiscal Policy

Social & Commercial Entrepreneurship

Publicy Policy & the Role of Business

Business & Culture

Mentoring Youth for Business

Accomplishments (2)

Trustees Teaching Award (professional)

Indiana University

Otteson Award for Teaching Excellence (professional)

Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Education (3)

Indiana Wesleyan University: MS Management

Metropolitan State University of Denver: BaS Mathematics & BS Education

Indiana University: BS Finance

Media Appearances (11)

Impact of the impending tax plan



Todd Roberson, a senior lecturer in finance at IU’s Kelley School of Business, stopped by Daybreak to discuss the potential impact of the new tax reform plan.

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Prepping for Black Friday shopping



With Black Friday just days away, shoppers have already begun preparing to get a head-start on deals. Todd Roberson from the IU Kelley School of Business stopped by our studios Monday to discuss one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year.

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Black Friday and the demise of big-box retailers

ROI Podcast  online


For years people have shopped 'till they dropped when it came to Black Friday. But with shifts in consumer's shopping preferences, Black Friday is evolving. Could these changes be the last straw for brick and mortar retailers? Kelley School of Business senior lecturer in finance Todd Roberson weighs in on the "new" Black Friday.

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Breaking down Pres. Trump’s tax reform proposal



Todd Roberson, a senior lecturer in finance at IU Kelley’s School of Business in Indianapolis, stopped by Daybreak to break down the president’s proposal.

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Mandela Fellows visit Indianapolis

Indianapolis Recorder  online


“I love that these young leaders are so engaged in our discussions and conversations about business. I learn as much from them as they do from me,” said Todd Roberson, senior lecturer of finance at the Kelley School. The Fellows had a two-day workshop at Kelley.

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Money-saving tips for the upcoming holiday season



24-Hour News 8 talked to Todd Roberson with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business about how shoppers can keep their budget on track during the holiday seasons.

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Payday loan rules could stop 'debt trap' in Indiana, advocates say

Indianapolis Business Journal  print


Todd Roberson, a senior finance lecturer at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, said he believes payday lenders should be required to disclose what these loans cost as an effective annual rate.

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Twinkie's Miracle Comeback: The Untold, Inside Story of a $2 Billion Feast

The Money Street  online


“How many companies come out of bankruptcy with more debt than when they went in?” says W. Todd Roberson, a professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business who has studied Hostess’ operations. “They were buying time for the status quo and failed to address the real issues with the company.”

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New credit card rules mean changes for consumers

WTHR  tv


Todd Roberson, a senior lecturer in finance at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, discusses new credit card rules and what they mean for consumers

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Consumers see hike in credit card rates

WTHR  tv


Todd Roberson told Eyewitness News, the flurry of rate hikes shouldn't come as a surprise. They kick in just before the new credit card law takes effect in February. That law limits interest rate hikes, provides more time to pay bills and requires payment amounts over the minimum be applied to high-interest rate balances.

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Remove barriers to lower costs

Indianapolis Business Journal  print


Todd Roberson, senior lecturer in finance at the IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, writes a guest column for the Indianapolis Business Journal, focusing on Indiana's residency requirement: that liquor distributors must be Indiana residents.

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