Bill Rivoire – Bio

Bill Rivoire

INT-bill-rivoire-sqAssistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies




MA in English, Portland State University
BA, Dartmouth College

Classes Taught

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
18th Century Literature and Culture
Dante, Milton, Blake: Heaven, Hell and a New Cosmology
Portfolio Investments & Advanced Financial Concepts
Strategic Planning
Entrepreneurial Management


Bill Rivoire has his own consulting practice, working with entrepreneurs and early-stage companies to help them leverage strategic opportunities for growth. He has served as chief executive and chief financial officer of emerging companies, and as an NASD-registered financial operations principal for several New York Stock Exchange and NASD-member firms. He has particular expertise in financial and strategic management, and needs assessment, particularly in start-up organizations.

Bill’s primary academic disciplines are English literature of the 18th century and the Romantic Period. He is a believer in the Socratic method of teaching: that is, learning comes from the process of inquiry — why things are (or are not), how they might be, and what are the instruments of change. Bill has taught at Marylhurst since 2000.