CV

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Education
    Columbia University
    Ph. D. in Financial Economics, 2014.
        Thesis Title: Portfolio Spillovers and a Limit to Diversification.
        Thesis Chair: Professor Kent Daniel.
        MPhil in Finance, 2011.
    Brigham Young University
        B.S. in Physics (Magna Cum Laude) with University Honors, 2008.
        minor in Mathematics, 2008.
        minor in Economics, 2008.

Employment
    Brigham Young University, Marriott School, Provo, UT
        Assistant Professor of Finance, August 2014 - present.
        Teaching Responsibilities: Money, Banking, and Business (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
    Research and Teaching Assistant, Columbia University, New York, NY 2009-2013.
    Consulting, Edgewood Management, LLC., 2012- 2013.
    Algorithmic Programmer - Smile, 2010-2012.
    Consulting, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate, 2010-2011.
    Research Assistant - Chaos & Complexity Group, 2007-2008.
    CERN, Research Intern, 2007.
    Research Assistant - Quantum Optics Group, 2005-2007.

Selected Papers & Contributions
  1. Monthly Payment Targeting" with Taylor Nadauld and Chris Palmer
  2. ”Price Comovement and Time Horizon: Fads & Fundamentals” with Robert Turley.
  3. ”Short it again” with Karl Diether.
  4. ”Credit Constraints and Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” with Taylor Nadauld and Chris Palmer.
  5. ”V-Shaped Disposition: Mutual Fund Trading Behavior and Price Effects” with Li An.
  6. “Portfolio Spillovers and a Limit to Diversification”.
  7. “Bayesian Variable Selection and Factor Models”.
  8. Contributions to Hart, G. L. W., Forcade, R. “Algorithm for Generating Derivative Structures”. Phys. Rev. B 77 (2008).

Presentations & Seminars
    ”Credit Constraints and Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” New Perspectives on Consumer Behavior in Credit and Payments Markets, September 2017.
    ”Credit Constraints and Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” WFAs, June 2017.
    ”Credit Constraints and Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” , NYU Household Finance, February 2017.
    ”Credit Constraints and Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” BYU brown bag, October 2017.
    ”Credit Constraints and Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” CFPB, December 2016..
    ”Credit Constraints and Search Frictions in Consumer Credit Markets” BYU brown bag, May 2016.
    ”V-Shaped Disposition: Mutual Fund Trading Behavior and Price Effects” Red Rock Finance Conference, September 2015.
    ”V-Shaped Disposition: Mutual Fund Trading Behavior and Price Effects” BYU brown bag, May 2015.
    ”V-Shaped Disposition: Mutual Fund Trading Behavior and Price Effects” European Financial Management Association (coauthor presented), June 2015.
    “Portfolio Spillovers and a Limit to Diversification”, faculty finance lunch seminar, October 2013.
    “Portfolio Spillovers and a Limit to Diversification”, PhD student seminar, October 2013.
    “Shared Portfolio Risk”, PhD student seminar, April 2012.
    “Shared Portfolio Risk”, PhD student seminar, November 2011.
    “Fractal Hearts are Healthy Hearts – Are Fractal Companies Healthy Companies?” Spring Research
Conference, BYU, Spring 2008.
    “Fractal Hearts are Healthy Hearts – Are Fractal Companies Healthy Companies?” APS annual
meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2008.
    “Fractal Hearts are Healthy Hearts – Are Fractal Companies Healthy Companies?” APS 4C SPS meet-
ing, Flagstaff, AZ, October 2007.

Professional Service
Referee for Journal of Finance, and Management Science.
Coordinator for 3 Slide Thursday, BYU, Sept 2015 - Present.
Discussant at the FMA Annual Meeting 2015, substitute discussant for WFA 2015.
Dissertation committee member for Jaehyun Cho (2015).
Columbia University MSFE Admissions: Fall 2010, Fall 2011, and Fall 2012.
Helped run PhD Lunch Seminar, Columbia University, 2010-2011.
Organized corporate finance reading group, Columbia University, 2010.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

Research
PhD Student Invitee to Red Rock Finance Conference, 2013.
Paul and Sandra Montrone Doctoral Fellowship, Columbia Business School, 2011.
Exemplary paper in B9311-011: (PhD) Corporate Finance. (received 3 times), 2010.

Academic
Finance Professor of the Year, BYU Finance Society, 2015-2016.
Finance Professor of the Year, BYU Finance Society, 2014-2015.
National Merit Scholar, 2004-2008.
Dean’s undergraduate list (all semesters at Brigham Young University), 2004-2008.
BYU University Honors, 2008.

Personal
Eagle Scout, 2000.

Public Service
Harlem Young Men Organization, President, 2012-2014
Hot Dogs & Homework, Youth Tutor, Manhattan, 2009-2010.
Service Missionary, Montreal, 2002-2004.
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