Dr. Timothy Koch is the former president of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, a position he held from 2001-2021. Koch’s research and writing focuses on bank-performance analysis, risk management, the pricing of fixed-income securities, equities and financial futures and public finance. He is co-author of Bank Management, a leading college textbook in its seventh edition, and Community Banking: From Crisis to Prosperity, released in 2014. He has published in a wide range of academic and practitioner journals and is a frequent speaker to banking audiences around the country. Tim recently completed a two-year term on the FDIC’s Advisory Committee on Community Banking.

Koch received his BA in mathematics from Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa) and Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University. He taught at Baylor University from 1977-1979, Texas Tech University from 1979-1987 and the University of South Carolina (USC) from 1987-2018. Koch also taught at GSBC’s Annual School Session throughout his career as president. From 1987-2006, he held the South Carolina Bankers Association Chair of Banking. Tim was the academic coordinator of the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management, formerly held at USC.