Associate Professor of Finance
Joined the college in
PhD in Finance (University of Missouri) August 2007
M.S in Applied Mathematics (University of Missouri) May 2005
M.A in Economics (University of Missouri) May 2005
M.B.A (University of Missouri) May 2002
B.S in Civil Engineering (M.E.T.U) May 1999
Professional Designation: CFA (2011)
Corporate finance, payout policy, international finance and analysts
Corporate finance, applied corporate finance
“Earned/Contributed Capital, Dividend Policy and Disclosure Quality: An International Study”, with Paul Brockman, 2010. Forthcoming in the Journal of Banking and Finance.
“Executive Compensation and the Maturity Structure of Corporate Debt”, with Paul Brockman and Xiumin Martin, 2010, Journal of Finance 65, 1123-1161.
“The More, the Merrier: The Frequency of Dividend Payment”, with Stephen Ferris and Gregory Noronha, 2009. Forthcoming in Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting.
“The Predictive Content of Aggregate Analyst Recommendations”, with John Howe and Xuemin (Sterling) Yan, 2009, Journal of Accounting Research 47, 799-821.
“The Effect of Analyst Coverage on Firm-Specific Volatility: Less Information or Less Noise?” with Maria Schutte, 2009, Financial Analyst Journal 65, 40-54.
“Dividend Policy, Creditor Rights, and the Agency Cost of Debt”, with Paul Brockman, 2009, Journal of Financial Economics 92, 276-299.
“An International Analysis of Dividend Payment Behavior”, with Stephen Ferris and Nilanjan Sen, 2009, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting 36, 496-522.
UNL College of Business Best Paper Award, 2011
UNL College of Business Distance MBA Teaching Award, 2011
Graham and Dodd Award for Outstanding Paper in Financial Analysts Journal, 2010
Pinnacle Bank Faculty Award, 2009
Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, 2009
Faculty Research Award, 2008-2009
Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, 2008
Pinnacle Bank Faculty Award, 2008
Layman Grant Recipient, 2007