• Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
  • M.A. Vanderbilt University
  • B.A. UNCC

Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Economics
  • Macroeconomics


I teach courses in macroeconomics and financial economics.

My research examines financial and macroeconomics topics such as how firms are sold (Journal of Financial Economics) and the role of executives in M&A decisions (Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis), and research methodologies (Journal of Economic Literature). More can be found on my professional website.

Research informs my teaching via fascination for the many ways of combining reasons and evidence (theory and data) to arrive at economic conclusions. My aim is to instill in students a genuine passion for learning, honing their capacity for precise and analytical thinking, nurturing their ability to assess contrasting perspectives, and fostering a proactive willingness to apply these proficiencies for the betterment of our global community.