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

Kathryn F. Schumann, Elias Semaan and Hui Sono, (May 2019), "The local market perception of firm risks during cross-listing events," Financial Reviewaccepted

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

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