"Although I view the ultimate responsibility to my students as equipping them to enter a competitive marketplace with a viable Finance skill set, I desire to impact their lives in additional and long-lasting ways. Through my teaching and personal involvement with students I seek to help them form a life-long interest in Finance and learning, an ability to think critically and broadly about the problems they face, and a strong work ethic."
Before coming to Trinity University I held faculty appointments at the University of Kentucky, University of Arizona, and Texas A&M University. During my 18 years at Texas A&M University I was a Republic Bank Research Fellow and received many teaching awards, including the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching at both the University level and the College level. I was also twice named a Mays Faculty Fellow for Teaching Innovation.
"Bidder Returns in Bancassurance Mergers: Is There Evidence of Synergy?" with D. Fraser and J. Kolari, Journal of Banking and Finance
My primary research interests include corporate finance issues such as corporate governance and capital structure, but I am also interested in banking, insurance, and accounting. My papers have appeared in a number of academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Research. I am an associate editor for the Journal of Financial Research, and I am a member of the Financial Management Association.