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What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
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Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Ken Bigel: Associate Professor of Finance & Business Ethics at the Lander College for Men, (honors division) of Touro College

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Ken Bigel is Associate Professor of Finance and Business Ethics at the Lander College for Men, the honors college division of Touro College.  He also chairs the business department at “Landers,” is a resident scholar at its Center for Jewish Law and the Professions, director of Touro’s Financial Planning Programs, and a member of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Bigels’ research centers on behavioral foibles that impact both financial and ethical decision making. He has written about, among other things, Adam Smith, the issue of trust in business, professional moral development, and pedagogical efficiency.  He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals.

He is a former Wall Street executive who maintains his connections.  He serves as arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and provides occasional expert testimony on corporate and market issues. He has an M.B.A in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Ph.D. in Financial Ethics from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.  He is a Certified Financial Planner registrant.

What do you do best?

I have a reputation for being both a demanding and fair instructor.  I hope to always be able to balance these competing goals of teaching.  In this day and age, when academic standards are reportedly being diminished, I believe it is important for professors to leave their academic imprint on students who are on the verge of entering their adult and professional lives, but at the same time to let them know that were being treated fairly.

What makes you the best?

I always give everything I do my very best effort as my work is not just an extension, but a reflection of myself.  You never know who will obtain, through one means or another, your work-product.  Besides - doing one’s best makes one better.

Biggest success?

Without a doubt, my three children are my biggest success.

What are your personal and business aspirations?

When we are young we look toward the future.  As we age, we reflect more on our past.  I am somewhere in the middle.  I hope to have left a positive, even an inspirational, mark on all those with whom I come into contact, but especially, of course, on my students and children, so that they may make the world a better place.  That is so very important today.  I believe in the strengths of knowledge and values.

Most challenging motto?

Reinhold Niebuhr said it best, although it is phrased more as a prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Favorite Place:


Current Passions:

Writing, Reading History, listening to 60s Rock n’ Roll