For me, being around the combination of teaching and research is way more fun than humans should be allowed to have. I take the role and responsibilities of educator seriously, though not so seriously that my students don’t have fun. My goal as an educator is to present material to students in a way they can contextualize within their own life experiences. I also want to provide enough insight to students so that they can continue utilizing what they learn for years to come.
As much as I enjoy teaching, I really love research. For me heaven is a warm cup of coffee, a fresh data set, and a burning research question. I have always found cross sectional asset pricing to be incredibly fascinating, and I knew this was where I wanted to work as a researcher even before I started the PhD program at University of Utah. I believe my research reflects this deep appreciation for the subject by carefully examining open questions in the asset pricing literature. When seeking to answer these questions my goal is to use a combination of asset pricing and econometric techniques grounded in asset pricing theory and prior empirical findings.
2015 - 2021
University of Utah
David Eccles School of Business
Ph.D., Business Administration (Finance Program)
2011 - 2013
Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
2007 - 2010
University of Arizona
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (Kinesiology Emphasis)
2021 - Present
University of North Texas
G. Brint Ryan College of Business
Assistant Professor of Finance