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I am an Associate Professor of Finance at 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 StudiesJournal 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, and doctoral programs and have received the Fox School Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award 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.

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