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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

CAIA® Instructors

Kaplan Schweser Faculty – 2015 CAIA® Exam Prep

Any educational program is only as good as the people who construct and deliver it. We have assembled the most effective, well-respected, and competent team of professional writers and instructors to create and deliver Kaplan Schweser's content and instruction.


Full-Time Faculty

  • Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA
  • Dr. Tim Smaby, CFA, FRM
  • Eric Smith, CFA, FRM
  • Adam Stueber, CAIA

Additional Faculty

  • Dr. Greg Filbeck, CFA, FRM, CAIA
  • Dr. Dianna Preece, CFA
  • R. Travis Upton, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Dr. Andrew C. Temte, CFA - President

Andrew Temte, PhD, CFA, is president of Kaplan Professional Education (KPE), a division of Kaplan Higher Education Group. As president of KPE, Dr. Temte is responsible for overseeing the following operating units:

•  Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), helping individuals attain and maintain a wide array of industry-recognized licensures, certifications, and designations.
•  Kaplan University College of Business and Technology, serving degree-seeking online and campus-based students.

In addition, Dr. Temte is responsible for the Enterprise Learning Solutions group, which establishes and maintains corporate partnerships for Kaplan University. Dr. Temte started his professional education career in 1990, working with Dr. Carl Schweser until 1999 to build Schweser Study Program into the global leader in CFA exam review. Upon the acquisition of Schweser Study Program by Kaplan, Inc., in 1999, Dr. Temte assumed leadership of the Kaplan Schweser organization. Under his direction, Kaplan Schweser became a leading global provider of innovative, efficient, and effective financial education solutions. Dr. Temte earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Iowa with a concentration in international finance and investment theory. He holds the CFA designation and has over 16 years of university teaching experience in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance.

Dr. Tim Smaby, CFA, FRM – Vice President of Advanced Designations Kaplan Schweser

Dr. Tim Smaby is Vice President of Advanced Designations for Kaplan Schweser. Tim joined the company in 2002 as the manager of the Level 2 CFA study materials. In his current role, Tim oversees product management and content development for the CFA, CAIA, and FRM product lines. Prior to joining Kaplan, Tim was an associate professor of finance at Penn State Erie. He has also held various positions in the banking industry with Bank One in Cincinnati, Ohio, and First Republic Bank in Dallas, Texas. Tim is a CFA Charterholder and has also been awarded the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of Cincinnati, an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin, and a BS in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Eric Smith, CFA, FRM - Senior Project Manager

Eric has over ten years of experience in product management and financial training and development. He is currently a product manager for Kaplan Schweser’s Financial Risk Manager (FRM) product line and develops training materials for the FRM, CFA, and CAIA exams. Before his product management role, Eric worked as a content specialist for CFA Level III products. Eric holds an MBA with a specialization in international business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a BS in finance from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has also completed graduate studies in e-learning, instructional design, and performance support from Boise State University. Eric is a CFA charterholder and a Certified Financial Risk Manager.

Adam Stueber, CAIA - Content Specialist

Adam Stueber joined Kaplan Schweser's Content Department in 2003 and is employed as a Content Specialist, concentrating primarily on content development for the CAIA review material and quality control for the online program. He received his Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and marketing from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. He received his CAIA charter in 2007.

Dr. Greg Filbeck, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Greg joined the faculty of Penn State University, the Behrend College, as professor of finance in 2006 and holds the Samuel P. Black III Professorship of Finance and Risk Management. He has published more than 75 articles in refereed journals and authored five books. Greg is the recipient of the Penn State 2010 and 2012 Outstanding iMBA faculty member, 2011 Council of Fellows Outstanding Research Award, and 2013 Outstanding Service Award. His research studies are focused within the investments, portfolio management, and behavioral finance areas.

In addition to ten years of experience in academia (Miami University and the University of Toledo), he has seven years of experience as senior vice-president of Schweser, a division of Kaplan, Inc. At Kaplan, Greg headed the content and curriculum areas and started and led the marketing and sales areas. He has trained candidates for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations on a worldwide basis. Greg earned his Doctorate in Finance from the University of Kentucky, his Master’s in Applied Statistics from Penn State University, and a BS in Engineering Physics from Murray State University.

Dr. Dianna Preece, CFA

Since receiving her doctorate in finance from the University of Kentucky in 1990, Dianna has taught corporate finance, investments, and bank management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Louisville. Dianna received her CFA charter in 2004. She also teaches in several banking schools nationwide. In recent years Dianna’s research has focused primarily on investments and the stock market and has appeared in numerous academic and practitioner journals such as Review of Financial Economics, Journal of Investing, Financial Services Review, and Journal of Banking and Finance.

R. Travis Upton, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Travis is Director of Portfolio Management for The Joseph Group, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm in located in Columbus, Ohio. In that capacity, Travis is responsible for development of the firm’s core investment strategy and is director of research. Prior work experience includes positions as an Institutional Portfolio Manager with Fifth Third Investment Advisors, and institutional sales for the Harbor Funds. Travis has worked with Kaplan Schweser since 2000.
Travis is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Toledo with a B.B.A. in Finance and is a CFA charterholder. Travis is also a past president of the Financial Analysts Society of Toledo.