Kevin Bahr, Ph.D.

Kevin Bahr
Chief Analyst, CBEI
Business Area Coordinator
Professor of Business and Economics

426 CPS

Courses Taught

  • ECON 272: Personal Finance
  • BUS 350: Principles of Finance
  • BUS 357: International Corporate Finance
  • BUS 455: Corporate Finance Seminar 
  • BUS 710: Financial Leadership through Applied Decision Making


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Finance
    • Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Macroeconomics
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Economics
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Accounting
  • BBA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Finance


Teaching Experience:

  • UW-Steves Point: Professor (1999-Present; full professor since 2011)
  • UW-Milwaukee: Visiting Assistant Professor/Special Assistant to the Dean (1997-99) 
Selected Business Experience:
  • Robert W. Baird & Co. (1984-94)
    • Vice President Corporate Finance
    • Securities Analyst
Research Interests:
  • Personal Finance (including Tax Policy, Retirement, and Special Needs)
  • Financial Markets 
  • Corporate Finance

Select Publications

  • Maas, W., Bahr, K. (2019). Oregon and State Mandated Roth IRA Opt-in for All Employees. Academy of Finance Proceedings.
  • Bahr, K. (2015). Special Needs: Financial Costs and Financial Planning Challenges. Journal of Accounting and Finance (named by GoogleScholar as an “Influential Research Outlet” in the field).


  • Business Area Coordinator (2011-Present)
  • Faculty Adviser (August 1999-Present)
  • State of Wisconsin Committee-Economic Development Tax Policy Study Group, Wisconsin (2001)
Professional Memberships:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (January 2009-Present)


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Personal Finance Specialist

Fun Fact

Kevin has participated in the Trek 100 (100k) every year since 2005. The Trek 100 is an annual bike ride sponsored by Trek Bicycle Corporation that benefits the MACC (Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer) Fund.