Finance Department

R. Charles Sebuharara



Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Finance
Pamplin College of Business
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office: NOVA
Phone: 703-538-8406



Spring 2014 Teaching Schedule:

  • TBA

Spring 2014 Office Hours:

  • TBA

Education and Certification:

  • Post-Doctoral Studies (Finance), Virginia Tech, 2008
  • Ph.D. (Economics), Binghamton University - SUNY, 2006
  • M.A. (Applied Economics), Binghamton University - SUNY, 1991
  • License (Finance), University of Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 1981


Dr. Sebuharara teaches or co-teaches a variety of courses, including Principles of Finance, Corporate Finance, Investments & Portfolio Management, International Finance, Fixed Income Securities, Investment Banking, and Economics for Managers in the Virginia Tech’s MBA and Undergraduate programs. He joined Virginia Tech from Binghamton University where he was recognized for excellence in teaching in 2003. He has also recently held faculty positions at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and at Ithaca and Elmira Colleges in New York. In summer 2007, he taught Macroeconomic Theory at the National University of Rwanda. Dr. Sebuharara has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate/MBA, PMBA, and EMBA levels.


Dr. Sebuharara’s current areas of research focuses on financial crisis and bank performance, impact of investment horizons on corporate governance and financial decisions, and on the influence of credit market conditions on corporate performance.

Business Experience:

Prior to his graduate studies, Dr. Sebuharara worked for seven years at the Central Bank of the Congo in various capacities, including as an interim deputy branch manager, a manager of research and foreign exchange control services, and as an interim manager of accounting and customer services. He also coordinated the staff training programs in the Bank’s regional branch of Boma.

Fellowships and Awards:

  • Professional Development Grant, Binghamton University, 2008
  • UNDP/ToktenRwanda Lectureship Grant, National University of Rwanda, summer 2007
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York Central Banking Seminar Grant, 2004
  • Binghamton University Award for Excellence in teaching, 2003
  • NEH Faculty Development Seminar Grant, SUNY-Potsdam, summer 2000
  • Doctoral Assistantship, Binghamton University, 1992-1997
  • African Graduate Fellowship (USAID/AFGRAD), 1989-1992