Robert T. LeClair, Ph.D., recently retired, was an Associate Professor of Finance at Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining the faculty at the Villanova School of Business, Dr. LeClair served on the faculties of The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Dr. LeClair is a visiting faculty member at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, where he was the founding Director for Villanova’s international study program in business and finance. In Rome, he has been a speaker for various United Nations organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP). He has also presented courses on accounting and finance developed by the American Management Association for Italian business executives.
Prior to his retirement in 2017, Dr. LeClair was a frequent speaker for business groups and professional organizations in the areas of finance, investment, retirement planning, and personal financial planning. He has also been active as a consultant for numerous banks, thrift institutions, insurance companies, and professional associations. These include: Commerce Clearing House, Shenandoah Life Ins. Company, Jewel Companies, Inc., CNA Financial Corp., Continental Bank, America’s Community Bankers, LIMRA, the Pennsylvania Credit Union League, the National Board of Medical Examiners, National Liberty Corp., Eagle Software Publishing, Fidelcor, Inc., and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
In addition to magazine and journal articles, his other publications include Money and Retirement, A Consumer’s Guide to Personal Investing, and Financial Planning Software Tool Kit. He is also a co-author of The Tools and Techniques of Financial Planning, and The Tools and Techniques of Investment Planning. Dr. LeClair is a co-author of NumberCruncher, a financial and estate planning software package.
Dr. LeClair is a founding officer of Leimberg and LeClair, Inc. and Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI). He continues to write a weekly email newsletter on the economy and financial markets which is published through Leimberg Information Services, Inc.