Assistant Professor, Finance

Year Started at JMU: 2012

Contact Info

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Received May 2012
  • M.B.A., East Carolina University, Received December 2004
  • B.A. and B.B.A., Lincoln Memorial University, Received May 2003
Professional Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Finance and Law
  • Ethics
  • Finance
Current Courses Taught
  • FIN 365 Intermediate Financial Management
Positions Held
  • 2012-present, Assistant Professor, James Madison University
  • Jan 2012 – May 2012 Adjunct Professor, Tennessee Tech University,
  • 2007-2012 Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Jan 2008 – May 2008, Adjunct Professor, Lincoln Memorial University
Awards and Recognitions
  • Best Doctoral Student Paper in Corporate Finance for “Reverse Mergers and Earnings Quality”, Southwestern Finance Association 2013 Conference
Key Publications

 Earnings Quality of Foreign vs. U.S. Reverse Mergers: Geographical Location or Firm-Level Incentives?”, with Chen Chu, Giorgio Gotti, and Don Herrmann, Journal of International Accounting Research, 2015

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