Service – Committee & Related Work

University of Texas at Arlington


Department of Finance and Real Estate

Chair, Tenure & Promotion Committee, since Summer 2016. Member since Fall 2009.

Journal Ranking Committee, since Fall 2014.

Periodic Review Committee for Department Chair, 2007–08 and 2015–16.

Chairperson of the Recruiting Committee, 2011–12, 2012–13, and 2014–15.

Coordinator of Doctoral Comprehensive Exams, Fall 2011–Fall 2013.

Assurance of Learning Committee, 2008–13.

Primary person responsible for Assurance of Learning and Online Assessment Tracking System (OATS) for the department, Spring 2010–Spring 2013.

Provided the initial faculty involvement in support of the external internship programs of the department, 2009–10 and 2010–2011.

Grade Appeals Committee, 2012–13 and since Fall 2014.

Faculty Recruiting Committee, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, and 2013–14.

College of Business

Dean Search Committee, 2017-18 and 2012.

Research Awards Committee, since Spring 2017.

Conducted peer observation of teaching for Professor John Adams in Fall 2015, Professor Emmanuel Morales-Camargo in Spring 2016, Professor Qing (Grace) Hao in Spring 2016, Professor David Rakowski in Spring 2016, Professor Sriram Villupuram in Spring 2017, Professor Salil Sarkar in Summer 2017, and Professor Mahmut Yasar in Summer 2017.

Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2014–16.

Received training for peer observation of teaching in Summer 2015.

Co-organizer of the Research Incubator Seminar Series Committee, since Spring 2013.

Tenure & Promotion Committee, since Fall 2016.

MBA Assurance of Learning Committee, since Fall 2016.

Research Colloquia Committee, since Fall 2013.

Teaching Awards Committee, Spring 2011-Spring 2017.

Research Databases and Programs Committee, since Fall 2013.

Grant Proposal Incentive Program Committee, 2012.

Undergraduate Curriculum Content and Evaluation Committee, Spring 2008–Fall 2012.

Assurance of Learning Committee, 2009–10.

BBA-BA-BS Task Force for Meeting 120 Credit Hours Rule, Spring 2007.

University

Selection Committee, UTA Nominees for the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, Fall 2017.

Leadership Committee of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, since Fall 2012.

Review committee for the William S. Ward Endowment Prize for non-tenure-track faculty, Summer 2012.

University Center Advisory Committee, since Fall 2009.

Others: Served as a reviewer for UT Arlington’s ACES (The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students) Symposium, 2014; participated in UT Arlington’s online “Faculty Profile System” focus group in Spring 2013; and participated in the College of Business Strategic Planning Senior Faculty focus group in Spring 2013.

University of Rhode Island

Information Technology Committee of the College of Business Administration, 2002–03 and 2003–04.

Faculty Awards Committee of the College of Business Administration, Fall 2003.

Search Committee, 2000-01 and 2001–02.

Strategic Planning Committee of the College of Business Administration, 2001–02.

Activities Related to Doctoral Program

University of Texas at Arlington


Coordinator of the department's Doctoral Comprehensive Exams Fall 2011–Fall 2013.

Dissertation Chair

Trang T. Thai, "Essays on product market competition and corporate shareholdings across countries," completed in Spring 2017.
Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure track), College at Brockport, State University of New York.

Sergiy Saydometov, "Fear and the housing market," completed in Spring 2016.
Position: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Dallas Baptist University.

Mohammad Riaz Uddin, "Dissecting fortune and woe from insider trading: Three essays," completed in Summer 2014.
Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Han-Sheng Chen, "Essays on options markets," completed in Spring 2013.
Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Bobby Alexander, "Essays on international corporate dividend policy," completed in Spring 2012.
Placement: Assistant Professor (tenure track), Fort Hays State University.

Dissertation Committee Member

Adam Harper, “Three essays on leverage, informative trading, and option-implied predictability,” completed in Spring 2017.

Aamir Khan, “Cointegration, causality and price discovery in NAFTA markets: A study of sector indices and trade flow data from the perspective of US markets,” completed in Summer 2014.

Julio Rivas-Aguilar, "Penny stocks, market microstructure, and analyst forecasts," completed in Summer 2012.

Dynah A. Basuil, "International mergers and acquisitions," completed in Summer 2011.

Yen-Ling Chang, "Essays on the relationship between insider trading and financial analysts under varying market sentiment," completed in Spring 2010.

Sheryl-Ann Stephen, "The Impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on U.S. financial markets," completed in Spring 2008.

Comprehensive Doctoral Examination Committee Member of Several Students.

University of Rhode Island

Dissertation Committee Member

Keith Moore, "The effects of the risk arbitrage process on the trading of securities involved in takeovers," completed in Spring 2004.

Zhiyi Song, "Information content of open market stock repurchase and dividend policy," completed in Spring 2002.

Shih-ching Jeng, "Efficiency issues in the financial services industry worldwide," completed in Spring 2001.

Comprehensive Doctoral Examination Committee Member of Two Students.

Participated in the admission process of students to the doctoral program.

Independent Studies and Honors Theses Supervised

Adam Harper, Spring 2015 (Independent study)

Nariman Musayev, Fall 2014 (Honors credit)

Trang Thai, Spring 2014 (Independent study)

Michael Catterton, Spring 2013 (Honors thesis)

Lamanh Dang, Summer 2012 (Independent study)

Bryan Lee Renken, Spring 2006 (Honors thesis)

Editorial Board Membership

Editorial Board Member, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2015–.

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Bonds and Currency Derivatives, 2013–15.

Associate Editor, Journal of Emerging Financial Markets, 2007–15.

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Corporate Governance: An International Review

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

European Financial Management

Finance Research Letters

Financial Management

Financial Review

Global Finance Journal

International Journal of Bonds and Derivatives

International Review of Financial Analysis

Journal of Banking and Finance

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics

Journal of Corporate Finance

Journal of Economic Psychology

Journal of Economics and Finance

Journal of Finance

Journal of Futures Markets

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money

Management Science

Managerial Finance

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Other Reviews

International Financial Management (8th edition), an international finance text by Cheol Eun and Bruce G. Resnick, published by Mc-Graw Hill, 2018.

Multinational Business Finance (14th edition), an international finance text by David K. Eiteman, Arthur I. Stonehill, and Michael H. Moffett, published by Pearson, 2017.

An investments project (an electronic, active learning platform) under consideration by John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Multinational Business Finance (13th edition), an international finance text by David K. Eiteman, Arthur I. Stonehill, and Michael H. Moffett, published by Pearson, 2013.

International Corporate Finance, a new international finance text by J. Ashok Robin, published by McGraw-Hill, 2010.

Other Professional Service Activities

Program committee for the 2018 Financial Management Association Meeting, San Diego; 2018 Financial Management Association European Meeting, Kristiansand, Norway; 2017 Financial Management Association European Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal; 2016 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland; 2016 Southwestern Finance Association Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 2015 Southern Finance Association Meeting, Captiva Island, Florida; 2015 World Finance & Banking Symposium, Hanoi, Vietnam; 2012 Financial Management Association Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia; 2009 Financial Management Association Meetings, Reno, Nevada; 2008 Eastern Finance Association Meetings, St. Pete Beach, Florida; 2004 Financial Management Association Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana; and 2002 Eastern Finance Association Meetings, Baltimore, Maryland.

Discussant at several conferences.

Assisted in the organization of the annual International Finance Conference, Atlanta, 1996–00. This conference has hosted outstanding scholars, including several Nobel laureates.

Activities Related to Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program

Working with the CFA Institute since 1999 on the development and revision of readings for the CFA program.

Readings worked on incude Credit Analysis Models; Economics of Regulation; Equity Valuation; Fixed Income; Hypothesis Testing; International Finance; International Financial Statement Analysis; Introduction to Equity Portfolio Management; Introduction to Linear Regression; Investment Performance Management; Probability Concepts; Quantitative Methods for Investment; and Risk Management.

Listed as a contributor in the third edition of Quantitative Investment Analysis, a part of the CFA Institute Investment Series with Wiley publishing.

Other Professional Activities

Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate of Completion, June 2017.

Professional Development Series Virtual Events McGraw-Hill Education, October 2017.

1. Engaging Today’s Students: Maximizing the Potential of Each Learner

2. Online Learning: Are Students Adequately Setup for Success?

Quoted in an article on the best small cities to live in the U.S. on WalletHub.com, a leading outlet covering the personal finance industry, on October 30, 2017. (Ask the Experts)

Industry Experience

Holind, India (a subsidiary of Holderbank Management & Consulting, Switzerland)

Management Consultant, 1991–95

Worked on projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe, including projects funded by the World Bank and the Danish International Development Agency.

Advised the Swiss parent company on investment opportunities in India.

Proctor & Gamble Ltd., India

Entry-level management position, 1991; worked on issues related to Proctor and Gamble's existing and future brands that were to be launched in India.

Florida Power & Light Company, Miami

Intern, 1990; performed financial analysis and developed economic decision-making models.

Pan American World Airways, Inc., Miami

Intern, 1989; designed and developed a budgeting system for international sales departments.

Britannia Industries Ltd., India (a subsidiary of RJR Nabisco, Inc.)

Entry-level management position; 1987–88; managed a computerization project and assisted in financial planning and in production planning & management.