Assistant Professor of Finance
PhD, Finance, University of Arkansas, 2011 MBA, Finance Concentration, University of Arkansas, 2002 BSBA, Finance (summa cum laude), Pittsburg State University, 2000
Investments, Equity Portfolio Management, Corporate Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Structure, International/Cross-Border Mergers, Executive Network Centrality
Teaching responsibilities include Investments, Securities Analysis/Krause Equity Portfolio and the CFA Preparation Course starting in the Spring of 2019. Research responsibilities include publishing in highly-regarded journals that advance the academic field of primarily Corporate Finance.
Justin's professional background is largely in commercial banking where he worked as a Credit Officer for Arvest Bank based in Bentonville, Arkansas before pursuing his PhD. Prior to joining the UNI faculty, Justin was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Denver. Justin is teaching Principles of Investments and Securities Analysis. Additionally, he will be teaching a CFA preparation class in the Spring of 2019 and is a CFA Charterholder as well as a member of the CFA Institute. Justin is active in research having published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the International Review of Economics and Finance, the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, The Financial Review and others. He also regularly contributes to various conferences, including the European Financial Management Association Conference.
Justin is active in research having published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the International Review of Economics and Finance, the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, The Financial Review and others. He also regularly contributes to various conferences, including the European Financial Management Association Conference.
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