Steve Casper is an associate professor of finance in Temple University’s Fox School of Business, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. For six years he was the Managing Director of the Fox Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program, which is offered in Philadelphia and Beijing.
Steve has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and management in the information technology industry. He has served as IBM’s senior executive in West Virginia and as a Business Unit Executive for the eastern United States. He also directed IBM’s distribution channels marketing on a global basis. Steve has earned numerous leadership, management, and performance awards from IBM. Currently, Steve serves as general partner in New Hope Property & Management, which develops, owns and manages commercial real estate in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania; and CEO of Avalon Development & Golf, Inc., which owns a golf course and restaurants in Cape May County, New Jersey.
Steve presently serves on the Board of Trustees of KIPP Philadelphia Charter Schools and is the past board president. He was also the KIPP board vice-president and board treasurer. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of International House Philadelphia, serving as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. He is also a trustee and board secretary of the Cambodia Rural Students Foundation. Steve is a past board member of the West Virginia Business Roundtable and the Amateur Sports Hall of Fame. As a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, he was honored as the South Philadelphia Big Brother of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and an MBA from Villanova University. He received his PhD, with a specialization in international business and finance, from Temple University.
Steve is married and has three children. Kristen teaches high school in north Philadelphia, formerly as part of the Teach for America program; David is an orthopedic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, and Tanya is a pre-veterinary medicine major at Auburn University. Steve’s interests include water sports, sailing, reading, travel, and working to improve education in Philadelphia and Cambodia.
Awards and Honors
- Superior Faculty Advisor of the Year – 2013 (National Financial Management Association)
- Member of IBM Hundred Percent Club 14 out of 15 years on a sales quota
- 2 Golden Circles, 4 Leadership Awards, numerous Vice President awards
- Consistently rated as a “1” (top) performer by all managers over last 14 years at IBM
- Selected as South Philadelphia Big Brother of the Year
- Executive MBA – Financing the Enterprise
- MBA – Financial Analysis and Strategy
- Undergraduate – Intermediate Corporate Finance