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About John K. Tarwater, Ph.D.

Dr. John Tarwater joined the faculty at Cedarville University in 2017. He came to Cedarville from El Seminario Bíblico Rio Grande, where as a missionary he served as the CFO and VP for Administration. In addition to nearly 20 years in higher education as an administrator and professor, Dr. Tarwater worked as a tax accountant in Dallas, Texas. As a biblical ethicist, he has published books on marriage and the Pentateuch, as well as numerous articles in both professional and lay journals. His current research interests center on exchange rate exposure within the field of international finance.


Present Professor of Finance, Cedarville University Robert W. Plaster School of Business


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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, Academy of Economics and Finance
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Evangelical Theological Society
Member, Financial Management Association
Member, Southern/Southwest Finance Association
Member, Southwest Management Association
Member, Texas Society of Public Accountants
Member, The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
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Honors and Awards

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society
  • Kappa Omicron Nu, Academic Honors Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma, Academic Honors Society


2018 Ph.D., University of Texas
2002 Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
1998 M.A., Carson-Newman College
1993 Master of Theological Studies, Duke University
1991 B.S., Carson-Newman College

Contact Information

Cedarville University
Robert W. Plaster School of Business

Books (3)

Journal Articles (11)

Encyclopedia Entries (2)

Book Reviews (6)

Conference Presentations (8)