Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

Ph.D. Program Graduates and Placements

2014

  • Dominique Carlo Badoer
    Dissertation Chair: Christopher James
    Dissertation Title: “Essays in Debt Structure and Maturity Structure”
    Original Placement: University of Missouri
    Current Position: University of Missouri
  • Leming Lin
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter and Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Essays in Banking and Corporate Finance”
    Original Placement: University of Pittsburgh [1]
    Current Position: University of Pittsburgh [1]
  • Atanas Mihov
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery and Andy Naranjo
    Dissertation Title: “Essays in Financial Economics”
    Original Placement: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    Current Position: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Stace Sirmans
    Dissertation Chair: Andy Naranjo
    Dissertation Title: “Credit Risk Effects in Corporate Finance & Investments”
    Original Placement: University of Arkansas
    Current Position: University of Arkansas
  • Matt Souther
    Dissertation Chair: Mike Ryngaert
    Dissertation Title: “Essays in Corporate Governance”
    Original Placement: University of Missouri [1]
    Current Position: University of Missouri [1]

2013

2012

  • Thomas Doellman
    Dissertation Chair: Michael Ryngaert
    Dissertation Title: “Two Essays in Corporate Finance”
    Original Placement: Saint Louis University
    Current Position: Saint Louis University
  • Aaron Gubin
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery and Joel Houston
    Dissertation Title: “What Decomposing Market-to-Book Ratios Can Tell Us About Firm Pricing and Safety”
    Original Placement: East Carolina University
    Current Position: SigFig.com
  • Atay Kizilaslan
    Dissertation Chair: Christopher James
    Dissertation Title: “Asset Specificity, Industry Driven Recovery risk and Loan Pricing”
    Original Placement: Cornerstone Research, New York
    Current Position: Cornerstone Research, New York
  • Xiaoding Liu
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter
    Dissertation Title: “Essays in Corporate Finance”
    Original Placement: University of Oregon [1]
    Current Position: University of Oregon [1]
  • Ani Manakyan
    Dissertation Chair: Christopher James
    Dissertation Title: “Strategic Credit Line Usage and Performance”
    Original Placement: Salisbury University, Maryland
    Current Position: Salisbury University, Maryland
  • Xiaohong (Sara) Wang
    Dissertation Chair: Mark J. Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Three Essays on Intermediary Lending”
    Original Placement: Northeastern Illinois University
    Current Position: Northeastern Illinois University

2011

  • Benjamin Scheick
    Dissertation Chair: David Ling and Andy Naranjo
    Dissertation Title: “Investor Sentiment, Credit Availability, Information Dissemination, and Asset Price Movements”
    Original Placement: University of Georgia [2]
    Current Position: Villanova University
  • Brian Walkup
    Dissertation Chair: Michael Ryngaert
    Dissertation Title: “Two Essays in Finance”
    Original Placement: University of Tulsa
    Current Position: University of Tulsa

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Kristine Hankins
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Two Essays on Corporate Finance”
    Original Placement: University of Kentucky [2]
    Current Position: University of Kentucky [2]
  • Ozgur (Ozzie) Ince
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter
    Dissertation Title: “The Partial Adjustment of IPO Offer Prices Is Not Due to Dynamic Acquisition”
    Original Placement: Virginia Tech [2]
    Current Position: Virginia Tech [2]
  • Milena Petrova
    Dissertation Chair: David Ling
    Dissertation Title: “Do Buyer and Seller Motivations Affect Transaction Prices in Commercial Real Estate? Evidence from Tax-Deferred Exchanges and Other Conditions of Sale”
    Original Placement: Syracuse University [2]
    Current Position: Syracuse University [2]

2005

  • Qing (Grace) Hao
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter
    Dissertation Title: “Laddering in IPOs”
    Original Placement: University of Missouri at Columbia [1]
    Current Position: University of Texas – Arlington

2004

  • Rick Borghesi
    Dissertation Chair: Joel Houston and Andy Naranjo
    Dissertation Title: “Essays in corporate diversification, market efficiency, and allocation of scarce resources”
    Original Placement: Texas State University
    Current Position: University of South Florida
  • Rongbing Huang
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter
    Dissertation Title: “Testing the windows-of-opportunity theory of capital structure”
    Original Placement: Kennesaw State University
    Current Position: Kennesaw State University
  • Stas Nikolova
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Two Essays in Financial Economics: Firm Risk Reflected in Security Prices”
    Original Placement: George Mason University
    Current Position: University of Nebraska
  • Ralph Scholten
    Dissertation Chair: Michael Ryngaert
    Dissertation Title: “The Impact of the Changes in the Takeover Market on Managerial Entrenchment”
    Original Placement: Cornerstone Research
    Current Position: Compass Lexecon
  • Glenn Williams
    Dissertation Chair: Miles Livingston
    Dissertation Title: “Drexel Burnham Lambert, Underwriting Fees, and Market Power”
    Original Placement: Florida Atlantic University
    Current Position: University of Nebraska

2002

  • John Banko
    Dissertation Chair: David Brown
    Dissertation Title: Three essays in corporate bond contract design and valuation: “Putable debt in agency theory”, “The directionality of credit spreads revisited”, “Serial correlation in U.S. corporate bond excess returns”
    Original Placement: Northern Illinois University [2]
    Current Position: University of Florida [1]
  • Donghang Zhang
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter
    Dissertation Title: “Why do underwriters allocate extra shares when they expect to buy them back?”
    Original Placement: University of South Carolina [2]
    Current Position: Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
  • Lei Zhou
    Dissertation Chair: Miles Livingston
    Dissertation Title: Two essays fixed income securities: “The impact of Rule 144A debt offerings upon bond yields and underwriter fees”, “Bond ratings and private information”
    Original Placement: Miami University (Ohio)
    Current Position: Professor at Northern Illinois University [2]

2001

  • Elvan Aktas
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Essays in financial economics”
    Original Placement: Florida Atlantic University
    Current Position: Valdosta State University
  • Kasturi Rangan
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “The changing face of bank capital structure (1986-1998): Regulators vs. markets”
    Original Placement: Case Western Reserve [1]
    Current Position: Booz and Company

2000

  • Larry Fauver
    Dissertation Chair: Joel Houston and Andy Naranjo
    Dissertation Title: “Firm value, diversification and derivatives usage”
    Original Placement: University of Miami [2]
    Current Position: University of Tennessee [2]
  • Hui Yang
    Dissertation Chair: Bob Radcliffe and Andy Naranjo
    Dissertation Title: “Transactions costs, investor mobility, and fund manager turnover”
    Original Placement: Kansas State University [2]

1999

  • Hsuan-Chi Chen
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter
    Dissertation Title: “Two Essays on Underwriter Compensation for Initial Public Offerings”
    Original Placement: Fujen University in Taiwan
    Current Position: Associate Professor at University of New Mexico [2]
  • Bart Danielson
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Why Do Option Introductions Depress Stock Prices? Heterogeneous Beliefs, Market Maker Hedging and Short Sales”
    Original Placement: DePaul University
    Current Position: Associate Professor at North Carolina State University [2]
  • C. Edward (Ted) Fee
    Dissertation Chair: Chris James
    Dissertation Title: “Financial Contracting in Closely Held Firms: Evidence from the Media and Entertainment Industries”
    Original Placement: Michigan State University [1]
    Current Position: Chaired Professor at Tulane University [1]
  • Shawn Thomas
    Dissertation Chair: Michael Ryngaert
    Dissertation Title: “Firm Diversification and Asymmetric Information”
    Original Placement: University of Pittsburgh [1]
    Current Position: Associate Professor at University of Pittsburgh [1]
  • Richard Warr
    Dissertation Chair: Jay Ritter
    Dissertation Title: “The Decline of Inflation and the Bull Market of 1982 to 1997”
    Original Placement: Kansas State University [2]
    Current Position: Professor at North Carolina State [2]

1998

  • Dave Harrison
    Dissertation Chair: Chris James
    Dissertation Title: “The Role of Lender Identity in Low-Income Lending”
    Original Placement: University of Vermont [2]
    Current Position: Texas Tech University [2]

1997

  • Jeff Jewel
    Dissertation Chair: Miles Livingston
    Dissertation Title: “The Role of Third Rating Agencies in the Market for Public Debt: Is Fitch Different from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s”
    Original Placement: Lipscomb University
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at Lipscomb University
  • Wei-Lin Liu
    Dissertation Chair: David Brown
    Dissertation Title: “Three Essays in Financial Economics and Law”
    Original Placement: Pace University
    Current Position: Associate Professor at Nanyang Business School

1996

  • David Marcus
    Dissertation Chair: Chris James
    Dissertation Title: “Effects of Capital Regulation and Information Asymmetries on Bank Lending”
    Original Placement: Cornerstone Research
    Current Position: Vice President at Cornerstone Research
  • Sorin Sorescu
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “The price effect of option introductions: 1973-1992”
    Original Placement: University of Houston [2]
    Current Position: Professor at Texas A&M University [1]

1995

  • Karin Roland
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Profit Persistence in Large U.S. Bank Holding Companies”
    Original Placement: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    Current Position: Associate Professor at Valdosta State University

1994

  • Richard Borgman
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Asset-Backed Securities: The Determinants of Yield Spreads”
    Original Placement: University of Maine [2]
    Current Position: Assistant Professor at University of Maine [2]
  • Vinay Datar
    Dissertation Chair: Bob Radcliffe
    Dissertation Title: “Two essays on liquidity and its effect on market value”
    Original Placement: Seattle University
    Current Position: Associate Professor at Seattle University
  • Jon Garfinkel
    Dissertation Chair: Chris James
    Dissertation Title: “The Importance of Post Event Insider Trading: Evidence from Earnings Announcements”
    Original Placement: Loyola University Chicago [2]
    Current Position: Professor, University of Iowa [1]

1993

  • Matt Billett
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Leverage and the Takeover Market”
    Original Placement: FDIC
    Current Position: Indiana University Bloomington [1]
  • Craig Bythewood
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Risk Based Capital Standards and its Impact on the Market for Bank Control”
    Original Placement: Florida A&M University
    Current Position: Florida Southern College
  • Steven R. Cox
    Dissertation Chair: Chris James
    Dissertation Title: “The Market Value of Voting Power and Dividends”
    Original Placement: Indiana University Kokomo
    Current Position: Professor at Indiana University Kokomo
  • Ivy Locke
    Dissertation Chair: Miles Livingston
    Dissertation Title: “The Effect of Securitization on the Conventional Mortgage Spread”
    Original Placement: Florida State University [2]
    Current Position: Vice President for Business and Finance at Southeast Missouri State University
  • Eddie O’Neal
    Dissertation Chair: Mark Flannery
    Dissertation Title: “Why Electric Utility Stocks are Sensitive to Interest Rates”
    Original Placement: University of New Hampshire [2]
    Current Position: Securities Litigation & Consulting Group

[1] Membership in the Association of American Universities (top 62 leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada).

[2] A Carnegie Research I University (top 151 research universities in the U.S.). All U.S. AAU schools are Carnegie Research I schools.

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