Meyer Peikes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Finance, Math, Member of Faculty Senate, Admissions Committee; Finance Department Faculty Advisor

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I grew up on the Lower East Side of N.Y. I attended the Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva where I eventually received Smicha.  I came to Touro College in 1977 as a member of the Touro Kolel.   I started teaching at Touro in1978 and have been a member of the faculty ever since.  My wife, Shlomis, and I currently live In Passaic, N.J.


B.S. (mathematics) Brooklyn College 1974

M.A.  (Mathematics)  City College of New York 1976

Ph.D. (finance) Columbia University Graduate School of Business 1985

Semicha (ordination) Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva 1974

Area(s) of Expertise

Security Valuation, Portfolio Analysis, Derivative Securities


Valuations and financial equilibriums; Halacha and Finance

Regular Courses Taught

Principles of Finance

Corporation Finance

Security Analysis

Options Trading Seminar

Honors Statistics


Earnings Management and Auditor Quality - Accounting and Finance Research- May 2012

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

I am currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Clifton Cheder/BaisYaakov – a yeshiva elementary school located in Clifton, N.J.

I run a learning program for boys every Saturday Night (in the winter time) where approx. 350 boys spend up to hour learning with their fathers

I am beginning my fifth cycle of learning “Daf Hayomi”