Thomas Nist
Thomas Nist
Director, Graduate Programs & Donahue Chair in Investment Management
Donahue Graduate School of Business
Contact Information
703A Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.5788 Fax: 412.396.1726
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Professor Nist is the Director of Graduate Studies and Donahue Chair in Investment Management in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University.  As Director of Graduate Studies, Mr. Nist manages an evolving portfolio of graduate business programs including MBA, Accountancy and Information Systems courses of study.  Continuing a fifty year legacy of innovation, the programs integrate sustainable business practices, professional competency and experiential learning into a classroom setting that reaches around the world for both students and learning opportunities.

As Donahue Chair in Investment Management, Mr. Nist is building a nationally recognized program in investment management at Duquesne University.  Leveraging an excellent academic and research base, his work includes operating an investment fund with student-portfolio managers, advising the student Finance and Investment Management Association, and managing outreach and visibility with the corporate and professional investment community.  Professor Nist teaches courses in corporate finance and commercial banking.

Professor Nist spent thirty years in commercial banking before joining the Duquesne faculty.  His last assignment was Senior Vice President and Small Business Segment Manager in PNC Bank's Business Banking Division.  He also worked in Corporate Banking in a variety of leadership roles. 

Mr. Nist, a Certified Treasury Professional, currently serves as Vice-Chairman and Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Directors of River City Brass, a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee to Lifesteps, a member of the Duquesne University Retirement Committee and an advisor to the Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone.

Mr. Nist earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Duquesne University and his MBA at Arizona State University.