ABOUT ME

I'm an associate professor at George Mason University School of Business, specializing in corporate finance. My research focuses on  boards, ETF & mutual fund performance, and hedge fund activism. I also write a monthly column for the Wall Street Journal on cutting-edge research in finance, and my work has been cited in Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fortune, PBS Newshour, NY Post, the Washington Post, the LA Times, and many other outlets. As a dedicated teacher, I’ve helped create and lead the first student-managed investment fund at GMU, develop numerous degree programs like GMU's M.S. in Finance and CFA tracks, and currently serve as Director of the new Financial Planning & Wealth Management major at Mason. Outside of the classroom, I'm an avid squash player, swimmer, and devoted fan of everything that is Reno, NV.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Hedge Fund Activism

2001-2004

University of Chicago

B.S., Mathematics with Specialization in Economics

ETF and Mutual Fund Performance

Board Structure and Directors

Corporate Governance

2004-2005

Stanford University

M.S., Financial Mathematics

2006-2012

University of Southern California

Ph.D., Finance and Business Economics

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