Photo courtesy of: Honors Tutorial College
Sep 13, 2011
By Cary Frith
Philip Zecher, partner and chief risk officer at EQA Partners, will present "Research University Inc." at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 35 Park Place on the Ohio University Athens campus.
The talk is the first in the 2011-12 Ellery Golos Lecture Series.
Zecher graduated from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in physics. He went on to earn his doctorate in nuclear physics at Michigan State University, where he is a member of the MSU Foundation's Board of Directors and an outside member of the MSU Board of Trustee's investment advisory
subcommittee and the President's Leadership Advisory Committee for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.
In 1998 Zecher co-founded Investor Analytics, a risk assessment firm that specialized in providing risk services for hedge funds and banks. He sold IA in 2006 and joined EQA Partners.
He will speak about research universities quest for new ways to raise revenue in the face of diminishing support from governments and legislatures and how this trend is driving a major cultural shift in societal use of research establishments and, most importantly, in the performance of science itself.
The event is free and open to the public. A short reception will follow the lecture.