Photograph of Samuel Weaver.

Samuel Weaver, Ph.D.

Finance Professor of Practice

Lehigh University

Dr. Weaver was the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis at Hershey Foods Corporation for almost 20 years before he joined the full-time faculty at Lehigh in January 1998. His personal research revolves around areas of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, valuation, financial performance measurement, and supply chain (working capital) management. Dr. Weaver is the co-author (with J. Fred Weston) of three books, the latest a textbook, Strategic Financial Management: Applications of Corporate Finance (2007). He has published in numerous leading academic and practitioner journals, provided chapters for five books, appeared in numerous textbooks discussing applications of corporate finance, and co-authored two cases published by the Darden Graduate School of Business. Weaver is a regular participant at the Financial Management Association’s annual conference. He is an associate editor for three journals and is a regular reviewer for several journals. He serves on the Institute of Management Accountants’ Board of Regents – CMA/CFM Exam. Additionally, he is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM). His consulting includes both large (Fortune 200) and small clients from a variety of industries on numerous topics as well as customized professional educational workshops.