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I grew up in Ohio, got my Ph.D. at the University of South Florida, and moved up here to take my first teaching job. In my spare time I love to fly fish for trout, and fish for bass on Saratoga Lake.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Finance University of South Florida
M.B.A. Finance University of South Florida
B.S. Business Administration Miami University

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to focus on helping the students learn the basic “building blocks” of a subject, rather than overwhelming them with all the complicated bells and whistles of a subject. My belief is that If students thoroughly understand the basic concepts, they can easily incorporate the complicating factors as they arise. I also try to let them see my enthusiasm for the subject.

What I Love About Siena

I love the way that the faculty here care about teaching.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

My favorite course to teach is Personal Finance. The students find it extremely practical and useful. And it’s a Social Justice course, so we get to talk about issues like the fairness of the progressive tax system, and socially responsible investing. I really enjoy the mix of Liberal Arts and Science students in the course; it makes for interesting discussions.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2017 - Now Associate Professor of Finance Siena College
1996 - 2017 Assistant Professor of Finance Siena College
1990 - 1996 Teaching/Research Assistant University of South Florida
1988 - 1988 Intern (paid) Laventhol and Horwarth
1986 - 1987 Assistant Manager Mellon Financial Services
1984 - 1985 Branch Representative Household Finance Corporation

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Inventure Foods: Developing The Investment Thesis
    Journal of Finance Case Research, vol. 18
    December, 2019
  • A VBA Solution To Modern Portfolio Theory
    Journal of Economics and Finance Education
    April, 2018
  • Incentive Compensation for Bank CEOs and CFOs Before and After the Financial Crisis
    Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, vol. 17
    August, 2014
  • Conducting Performance Attribution Analysis in the Classroom Using Real Market Data
    Journal Of Financial Education, vol. 31
    2005
  • The Relationship between Corporate Ethical Climate and Employee Attitudes
    Academy of Business Disciplines, vol. 9
    Spring, 2016
  • Understanding Innovation in Municipal Government: City Council Member Perspectives
    Journal of Urban Affairs, vol. 25
    Spring, 2003
  • Using Demographic Identification to Estimate the Effects of Board Size on Corporate Performance
    Applied Economics Letters, vol. 24
    Summer, 2017
  • Why Bidding Firms Do not Hire Financial Advisors in Mergers and Acquisitions
    Corporate Ownership & Control, vol. 5
    Spring, 2008

Books & Book Chapters

  • Entrepreneurs and Innovation in State and Local Government
    Lexington Books
    2003

Presentations

  • Measuring, Explaining, and Managing Conflict on City Councils in Wisconsin Municipalities
    November, 2017
    Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Burlington, Vermont
  • Does Bank Performance Change When Managers Are Paid Differently?
    February, 2016
    Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia
  • A Simple Classroom VBA Solution To An Integrated Tactical Asset Allocation Problem
    December, 2015
    Academy of Business Administration National Conference, Providenciales, Unknown
  • Assessing Corporate Ethical Climate and Its Relationship to Job Satisfaction
    November, 2015
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Ft. Myers, Florida
  • The Role of the Form of Managerial Compensation on Bank Performance
    October, 2015
    New York State Economics Association Annual Conference, Loudonville, New York
  • Inventure Foods: Developing the Investment Thesis
    September, 2014
    Financial Education Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia
  • The Impact of the Recent Financial Crises and the Resulting Regulations on Bankers' Incentive Compensation
    March, 2012
    Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Conducting Performance Attribution Analysis in the Classroom Using Real Market Data
    April, 2005
    Financial Education Association Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • The Effect on Firm Leverage of Accounting-Based Managerial Incentives
    November, 2002
    Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Key West, Florida
  • Understanding Innovation in Municipal Government: City Council Member Perspectives
    March, 2002
    Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Role of Leader and Policy Board Characteristics in the Implementation of Private Sector Innovations in Local Government
    October, 2001
    New York State Economics Association Annual Conference, Buffalo, New York
  • The Division of Value Between the Public Shareholders and the Managers in MBOs
    October, 1999
    Financial Management Association International Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida
  • An Empirical Examination of the Role of Managerial Compensation in the Decision to Go Private
    March, 1999
    UNH Corporate Governance Conference, Bartlett, New Hampshire
  • An Empirical Examination of the Role of Managerial Compensation in the Decision to go Private
    October, 1998
    Financial Management Association International Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois