Teaching Associate Professor • Associate Chair of the Finance Division • Teaching Director of CUREC
Finance • CU Real Estate Center

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David M. Gross, PhD, MBA, is Senior Instructor of Finance and the Associate Chair of the Finance Division at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dr. Gross was born and raised in New York City. He received his BA in Economics from New York University. After a stint as a derivatives trader in New York, he received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Fordham University. In 2002, he received his PhD in Financial Economics from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. His research work was in market structure, information asymmetry and price formation. His work examined the ability of market procedures to assimilate exogenous information shocks.

Dr. Gross started teaching finance part-time at the Leeds School of Business in 1996 and has been teaching at the Leeds School full-time since 2002. He teaches in both the undergraduate and masters’ programs at Leeds. 

Dr. Gross is a board member and current president of the Dairy Arts Center. He is a former partner at Social Venture Partners of Boulder County through which he continues to provide financial consulting and seminars in financial management to Boulder County non-profits. He is former member of the Foothills United Way Investment Advisory Committee and is the past treasurer of a Boulder-based non-profit medical clinic. He also consults in the areas of portfolio risk and business risk.

Teaching Interests

Introductory and advanced corporate finance, fixed income securities and markets, derivatives securities and markets, portfolio and investment risk analysis


  • PhD, Finance, University of Colorado
  • MBA, Fordham University
  • BA, Economics, New York University