Adjunct Instructor
Department of Social Sciences & Economics
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences
Worldwide campus

Office Hours

24/7 by email or phone

Dwight Galda is the founder and Principal of Crescent Wealth Counsel. Dwight founded Crescent due to the need for a multi-disciplined wealth counseling firm which faced the client with a single, comprehensive, and coordinated position on difficult wealth issues. He has been in the investment and counseling industry for twenty-nine years, and holds designations as a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Accredited Estate Planner (AEP), as well as numerous individual securities licenses. In addition, he has advanced degrees in business, economics, and public affairs. In community service work, Dwight is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at a local university where he teaches courses in domestic and international economics, strategy, complexity science, and innovation and creativity. He is a member of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council and Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and has held past board positions with both organizations. Earlier, he served for over ten years as an arbitrator with the National Association of Securities Dealers Board of Arbitration, and is a retired Senior Regular Army Officer.


  • M.P.A. - Master of Public Administration in Master of Public Affairs, University of Texas System : Dallas
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Applied Economics, University of Texas System : Dallas
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration, Texas Christian University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Pol. Sci., Pennsylvania Military College

  • ECON 210: Microeconomics

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