Dr. Richard Carter

Dr. Richard Carter has been employed by Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) since 2004. Dr. Carter explains that the best part of teaching is working with those students who are the first in their families to seek a college education. Their desire to learn inspires instructors and other students alike.

Dr. Carter remains active in research activities. In the past two years he has published in the areas of macroeconomics and finance. His published work includes “Fiscal Spending Stimulus, a Historical Perspective,” “A Multiple Regression Analysis: Fiscal Strategies and Unemployment Rates,” and “Behavioral Finance.” Dr. Carter is also a journal reviewer for the Franklin Publishing Company.

Dr. Carter’s community service roles include a volunteer income tax preparer for low-income taxpayers (IRS VITA program) and Pi Beta Lambda program advisor. Special recognition for Dr. Carter’s service learning activities includes nominations for the Harward Award for Service Learning and the Fellowship Maine Campus Compaq.

Dr. Carter has been married for 28 years and is a father of two. He enjoys hiking in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire and studies martial arts.


  • PhD, Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a concentration in finance
  • MBA, New Hampshire College
  • BA Business and Finance, University of South Florida


  • Key Bank, Vice President and Corporate Services Officer

Richard has also held financial executive positions requiring the ability to refine organization operations and structure refinancing strategies for businesses in distress.