Management & Marketing

Richard McGinity

UW President Emeritus & Professor of Management

D.B.A., Harvard Business School
M.B.A., Harvard Business School
B.A., Princeton University


Teaching Interests
Business Ethics
Entrepreneurial Finance


Business Ethics
Growth Planning and Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance


Richard McGinity is President Emeritus of the University of Wyoming, and Professor of Management in its College of Business.  Before and during his tenure as UW’s President, he was the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics.

Prior to joining UW'S faculty in 2007, Dr. McGinity was a general partner in a Boston-based venture capital fund before starting his own investment banking firm in 1986, serving owners of private firms seeking growth, capital, acquisitions or exit.  He is still active in the field of venture capital, and eager to assist owners of growing businesses in the building and financing of their businesses.  

Dr. McGinity has served on the board of directors of numerous privately-owned and publicly traded companies, most recently Canada Southern Petroleum Ltd.  As Chairman he led that company’s successful defense against a hostile takeover by Petro-Canada.

He is formerly an owner of T Cross Ranch LLC, an historic guest ranch north of Dubois; a licensed professional guide; and is committed to encouraging entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and economic diversification in Wyoming.  In this regard he is assisting McGinley Orthopedic Innovations LLC, a five-year-old medical device manufacturer founded and based in Casper, as its Chief Financial Officer.

In the 1970’s Dr. McGinity served on the research faculty at Harvard Business School where he wrote numerous case studies and authored a dissertation addressing competition and technological change within vertically integrated industries. He holds a BA from Princeton, an MBA and a DBA from Harvard, and deployed three times to Viet Nam as a Naval Aviator.

Additional, CV information can be found here.

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