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John Schweers

Adjunct Faculty

  • Education
  • B.A., English, Tulane University
    M.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin

  • Expertise
  • Worldwide treasury operations, commercial and investment banking relationships, and risk, tax, foreign exchange, and investment management.

  • Research Interests
  • Corporate finance, derivatives, international business, risk management and investments.

John Schweers has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Finance at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business for more than 15 years. Schweers has taught in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Over the past 15 years he has taught nearly every finance course offered by St. Thomas.

Schweers’ teaching style involves coordinating academic readings with his financial experience in both the corporate and investment world. He also emphasizes the personal, economic and financial implications of finance in each of his courses.


  • Danielson, R., Barabanov, S. S., Schweers, J. R., & Sullivan, M. F. (2014). Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation. Journal of Investing, (23)(2), pp. 16-27

  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul,
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation,
  • McNeely Foundation,
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review,
  • Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet,
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • McNeely Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review, Committee Member
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Investment Committee, Committee Member

  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Mary's, Minneapolis (2004 - 2015)
  • Senior Consultant, DeMarche Associates, Inc., Overland Park (1998 - 2011)
  • Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Jeffery Sloccum and Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1995 - 1998)
  • Treasurer, Donaldson Company Inc, Minneapolis (1987 - 1995)
  • Assistant Treasurer, American Standard, Inc,, New York (1984 - 1987)
  • Treasurer, The Trane Company, LaCrosse (1977 - 1984)
  • Unknown, Texas Instruments, Dallas (1972 - 1977)