I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at Dalton State College’s (DSC) C. Lamar and Ann Wright School of Business. I joined the DSC faculty in 2018 after spending one year as a visiting assistant professor at Oklahoma State University
My primary research interests are in the biology of finance, behavioral finance, and experimental finance. I focus on determinants of financial behavior including core characteristics of individuals (like personality traits), peripheral physiological processes (such as hormonal activity), personal attributes related to differences in risk taking (such as health), and affective states (i.e. mood). Additionally, I do research on market efficiency and empirical asset pricing. My research has been published in a variety of journals such as Review of Financial Economics, Review of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Economics and Human Biology, and Journal of Financial Markets and Portfolio Management. Additionally, my downloads in the Social Science Research Network rank in the top 13 percentile all time and in the top 5 percentile for the past year.
At Dalton State College I teach principles of finance, intermediate corporate finance, investments, and behavioral finance. Prior to Dalton State College, I also taught financial management and portfolio management at the undergraduate level and business finance and corporate finance at the graduate level.
I graduated with a Bachelors in Finance with a concentration in investments from Virginia Tech, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Findlay, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.