Areas of Expertise
Teaching Interests: Investments, International Finance, Financial Markets
Research Interests: Mergers & Acquisitions, Growth Options, International Finance
Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University - Finance (2011)
M.B.A. University of Rhode Island
B.A. Vassar College
A former finance and technology executive who recently transitioned to academia to teach and research in finance. Private and public company experience, ranging from a business owner to that of an executive officer of a public company.
Very familiar with investments, the capital markets, and corporate governance. Sub-specialties in active traders, both individual and institutional, and strategy-based trading. Direct experience with M&A and venture capital deals.
Publications & Presentations
“How the Shift to Quality Distinguished Winners from Losers During the Financial Crisis”
Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2012, 13:2, 81-92, with Jeff Madura.
“Global Diversification: A Longitudinal Analysis of Diversification’s Impact on Firm Value” Global Business and Finance Review, 2009, 14:2, 159-175.
"Performance and Risk Among Types of Exchange-Traded Funds During the Financial Crisis" Guide to Exchange Traded Funds & Indexing Innovations, 2009, 1-7, with Jeff Madura and Marek Marciniak
Financial Management Association – 2010, 2009; Southern Finance Association – 2010, 2009, 2008;
European Financial Management Association – 2009; World Finance Conference – 2010; Eastern Finance Association – 2010; Midwest Finance Association – 2010