Eric Robbins

Administrative Program Chair, MBA Program
Lecturer in Finance, Finance
Office Phone: 814-898-6940
Office Location: 215 Burke
Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16563

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Eric Robbins has spent his entire career working with the stock market and managing the invested assets and the retirement income needs of retirees. Immediately following his undergraduate degree from Asbury University in Kentucky in 1998, he began working full-time at a family-owned wealth management firm. While working full-time, Eric pursued an MBA and graduated in 2005. He then began studies to become a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder, which he successfully completed in 2009.
In the spring semester 2010, Eric began teaching Corporate Finance part-time at Penn State Behrend while still working full-time in wealth management. He decided to follow his passion for educating others by accepting a full-time teaching position for the fall semester of 2013. He now teaches Investments and Retirement Planning both residentially at Penn State Behrend and online through Penn State World Campus. Most recently, Eric earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification. He also continues to consult with the family-owned wealth management firm’s clients on a periodic basis.
Eric leads a campus outreach for Boy Scouts and a spring student trip to visit companies and Penn State Alum in various cities around the country. In 2015, he also became the Administrative Chair of the MBA department.
When Eric is not engaged with his students or working to improve lesson content and projects, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids both at home and while traveling.

Research Interests
Personal FinanceInvestmentsBehavioral Finance