Forrest instructs on Macroeconomics and Microeconomics to Baker School of Business undergraduates at The Citadel, as well as Economics combined with Political Economy for non-Business School students. He brings a practitioner’s perspective into the classroom connecting research and theory to real world events and policies equipping students with the tools to make a thoughtful analytical assessment. Through a disciplined approach, they can formulate conclusions, opinions, and recommendations grounded in sound fundamentals within the appropriate context. Forrest incorporates lectures, the case method and experiential learning into his instruction.
With more than twenty-five years of experience as a professional research analyst and portfolio manager, Forrest brings insights and tangible skills acquired at some of the most prominent and highly regarded global investment management firms in the industry. Additionally, he has studied finance, political economy, and behavioral science from some of the leading luminaries in those fields and in government.
Forrest earned a Masters degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, a Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for more than twenty years. Also, Forrest has held senior positions of leadership and governance in both the public service and non-profit sectors, serving as a publicly elected town official and non-profit board member.
- M.P.A. – Harvard University
- M.B.A. – Columbia University
- B.S. – Vanderbilt University