I am an Associate Professor of Finance at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. My primary research is in corporate governance, specifically, in the areas of corporate board structure and executive compensation.
More recently I have expanded my horizons to examine issues related to sell-side analysts and M&A. My research papers have received Best Paper Awards and have been published in top finance and accounting journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. I have presented or discussed papers at various conferences and academic venues including the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, New York University, Columbia University, and the S.E.C. I teach in the undergraduate, MBA, full-time doctoral, as well as the executive doctoral programs and have received the Fox School Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, the Fox School Musser Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as the Temple University Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence. I previously taught at Purdue University and Georgia State University. Before doing my PhD, I worked for four years in the financial services industry primarily in credit analysis and equity analysis. I am a member of the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, and the Western Finance Association and a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.