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Brian Rugg

Hometown
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Area of research interest
Expanding access to (mortgage) credit in underserved communities.

Master’s degree
MBA/Master of Financial Economics; University of Colorado, Ohio University

Bachelor’s degree
Anthropology, University of Colorado

 

What are some of your hobbies?
Anything involving the mountains or the ocean. 

Where did/are you working while earning your PhD?
LoanDepot

What is your current position?
Chief Credit Officer

Why have you decided to pursue a PhD?
The program will enable me to combine my twenty-five years of industry experience with high-quality research, focusing on initiatives related to the education and development of programs, products and services that would safely and prudently expand access to (mortgage) credit in underserved communities. 

Why did you choose to get your PhD from the Daniels College of Business?
Reputation, executive-focused program. 

What are your career goals or dream job after you complete your PhD?
To influence housing and mortgage policy on a national scale. 

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