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Department of Finance

 319-335-0929      319-335-3690      S252 PBB      tippie.uiowa.edu/finance

Administration

Erik Lie
Erik Lie
Professor, and Departmental Executive Officer
Artem Durnev
Artem A. Durnev
Associate Professor and Director, PhD Program in Finance
Todd Houge
Todd Houge
Lecturer and Director, Finance Undergraduate Program
Catherine Zaharis
Catherine A. Zaharis
Director, Professional/Employer Development
Bev Berg
Bev J. Berg
Department Secretary

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty


David Bates

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Finance

 S336 (PBB)      319-353-2288      david-bates@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Princeton University, 1988
  • MA in Economics, Princeton University, 1985
  • MPA in Economics and Public Policy, Princeton University, 1981
  • BS in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
EXPERTISE:

Asset pricing, Derivatives, Estimation of latent-variable models of volatility and jump risk, Informational content of currency and stock index option prices, Options


Thomas Berry-Stoelzle

Associate Professor and Faculty Director, Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance
TriStar Risk Management Fellow

 S230A (PBB)      319-335-0854      thomas-berry@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 2007
  • MA in Economathematics, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, 2002

Artem Durnev

Associate Professor and Director, PhD Program in Finance
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 S386 (PBB)      319-335-2626      artem-durnev@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, University of Michigan, 2003
  • MSc in Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 1998
  • MSc in Economics, New Economic School, 1994
EXPERTISE:

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Energy Sector, Exchange Rates, Financial Crises, Politics and Finance


Jon Garfinkel

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 S262 (PBB)      319-335-0943      jon-garfinkel@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1994
  • BA in Economics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 1988
EXPERTISE:

Corporate Financing Behavior, Corporate Investment Behavior, Divergent Investor Opinions, Insider trading


Wei Li

Associate Professor
 S276 (PBB)      319-335-0911      wei-li@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, University of Iowa, 2006
  • PhD in Mathematics, University of Iowa, 2001
  • BA in Mathematics, Xian Jiaotong University, 1993
EXPERTISE:

Agency Theory, Asset Pricing, Financial Intermediaries


Erik Lie

Professor, and Departmental Executive Officer
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Finance

 S252 (PBB)      319-335-0846      erik-lie@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, Purdue University, 1996
  • MBA, University of Oregon, 1991
  • BS, University of Oregon, 1990

Amrita Nain

Assistant Professor
 S236 (PBB)      319-335-1017      amrita-nain@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, University of Michigan, 2005
  • MSc in Finance and Economics, University of Warwick, 1997
  • BA in Economics, University of Delhi, 1996

Shagun Pant

Assistant Professor
 C366 (PBB)      319-335-3738      shagun-pant@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, University of Utah, 2009
  • MA in MIS, University of Iowa, 2003
  • BE in Electrical Engineering, University of Mumbai, 1999

Richard Peter

Assistant Professor
 S320 (PBB)      319-335-0944      richard-peter@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2013
  • MBR, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2012
  • Diploma in Mathematics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2009
EXPERTISE:

Health Economics, Microeconomic Theory of Insurance, Risk Reduction


Yiming Qian

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 S382 (PBB)      319-335-0934      yiming-qian@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, New York University, 2002
  • MA in Economics, Fordham University, 1997
  • BA in Economics, NanKai University, 1995
EXPERTISE:

Corporate Finance, IPOs, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, and Capital Market


Thomas Rietz

Professor and Faculty Director, MBA Finance Career Academy
Soumyo Sarkar Professor

 S244 (PBB)      319-335-0856      thomas-rietz@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1988
  • BA in Economics, University of Northern Iowa, 1983
EXPERTISE:

Behavioral Finance, Experimental Economics and Finance, Experimental Markets and Game Theory


Jarjisu Sa-Aadu

Professor and Interim DEO, Department of Economics
Chester A. Phillips Professor of Business Finance and Real Estate

 S220 (PBB)      319-335-0930      jsa-aadu@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance and Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
  • MBA in Finance and Real Estate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
  • BS in Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1973
EXPERTISE:

Fixed Income Securities, Mortgage Choice and Mortgage Pricing, Real Estate Finance and Investments, Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs), Structured Finance/Asset-backed securitization


Ashish Tiwari

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 S308 (PBB)      319-353-2185      ashish-tiwari@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, The University of Iowa, 1994
  • MBA in Finance, University of Windsor, 1989
  • MBA in Finance and MIS, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1984
EXPERTISE:

Asset Pricing, Financial Econometrics, Market Microstructure, Mutual Funds/Hedge Funds


Anand Vijh

Professor
Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz Chair in Finance

 S286 (PBB)      319-335-0921      anand-vijh@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1979
  • BTech in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Tech. Delhi India, 1977
EXPERTISE:

Corporate Finance, Empirical capital markets, Options


Tong Yao

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 S304 (PBB)      319-335-3924      tong-yao@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, Boston College, 2001
  • BA in International Economics, Fudan University, 1991
EXPERTISE:

Stock return predictability; Investment management; Mutual funds


Lecturers


Heidi Dybevik

Lecturer
 S312 (PBB)      319-335-0657      heidi-dybevik@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, Purdue University, 1997
  • BA in Business Adminstration (Finance), Truman State University, 1991
EXPERTISE:

Corporate Finance , Corporate Restructuring, Financial Distress, Payout Policy


Jeffrey Hart

Lecturer
 W278 (PBB)      319-335-0891      jeffrey-hart@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, University of Texas, Arlington, TX, 1999
  • MBA in Finance, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1992
  • BBA in Finance, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1988
EXPERTISE:

Investments, Valuation, and Hedge Funds


Todd Houge

Lecturer and Director, Finance Undergraduate Program
Curt and Carol Lane Research Fellow

 S288 (PBB)      319-335-3754      todd-houge@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, The University of Iowa, 1998
  • MBA in Investments & Corporate Finance, The University of Iowa, 1994
  • BA in Finance and Economics, Wartburg College, 1992
EXPERTISE:

Applied Equity Valuation, Equity Portfolio Management, Financial Modeling, Investment Strategies, Wealth Management


Dirk Laschanzky

Lecturer
 S252 (PBB)      319-335-0929      dirk-laschanzky@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MBA in Finance, The University of Iowa, 1997
  • BBA in Finance, The University of Iowa, 1986
EXPERTISE:

Asset Allocation, Equity Analysis, Fixed Income Analysis


Brian Richman

Lecturer and Director, Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance
 S270 (PBB)      319-335-0853      brian-richman@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MFA in Creative Writing, Iowa Writers' Workshop, The University of Iowa, 2003
  • BA in History of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • BS in Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1987
EXPERTISE:

Investment Banking, Public Finance


Adjunct and Visiting Faculty


David Barker

Adjunct Professor
 S252 (PBB)      319-353-0929      david-barker@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1991
  • MA in Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1986
  • BA Honors in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1984
  • Other in Economics, London School of Economics, London, UK, 1983

Clare Fairfield

Adjunct Lecturer
 S252 (PBB)      319-335-0929      clare-fairfield@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MBA, The University of Iowa Tippie School of Management, 1995
  • JD, University of Iowa College of Law, 1990
  • BBA in Accounting, The University of Iowa, 1987

Scott Fisher

Adjunct Lecturer
 S252 (PBB)      319-335-0929      scott-r-fisher@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • JD in Law, The University of Iowa, 1987
  • BA in English, The University of Iowa, 1984
EXPERTISE:

Benefits Administration, Compliance Consulting, E-business, Employee benefits, ERISA, Insurance, Risk Management


D. Charles Foster

Adjunct Lecturer
 W318 (PBB)      319-335-0948      dcfoster@aegonusa.com

Academic History:
  • MBA in Finance, School of Management, The University of Iowa, 2003
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa, 2002

Robert Fulwider

Adjunct Lecturer
 S316 (PBB)      319-335-3756      robert-fulwider@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MS in High Education Administration, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1972
  • BS in Agricultural Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1967

Christopher Harris

Adjunct Lecturer
 S252 (PBB)      319-335-0929      christopher-harris-2@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • Course work in CFP Professional Education Program, College for Financial Planning, Denver, CO, 2003
  • BA in Marketing, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL, 1990

Jon Kettering

Adjunct Lecturer
 S252 (PBB)      319-335-0929      jon-kettering@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • BA in Accounting, Coe College, 1984
  • MBA in Finance, The University of Iowa, 1979
  • BA in Management & Finance, University of Northern Iowa, 1976
EXPERTISE:

Corporate Finance and Accounting, Facilities and Operations Managment , Financial and Investment Technology, Investment Managment, Project Managment , Treasury Management


Calvin Norris

Adjunct Lecturer
 S316 (PBB)      319-335-3756      calvin-norris@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MBA in Finance, Management & Organizations, The University of Iowa, 2001
  • BBA in Finance, The University of Iowa, 1992
EXPERTISE:

Credit Analysis, Financial Engineering/Derivatives, Fixed Income Portfolio Management, Structured Finance


Igor Osobov

Visiting Assistant Professor
 S316 (PBB)      319-335-3756      igor-osobov@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Finance, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2004
  • MBA, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1998
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, 1985
EXPERTISE:

Empirical Corporate Finance: Payout Policy, Capital Structure, Debt Structure


Sivakumar Rajan

Adjunct Lecturer
 S252 (PBB)      319-335-0929      sivakumar-rajan@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2005
  • MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 2003

Leighton Smith

Adjunct Lecturer
 S316 (PBB)      --      leighton-smith@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • JD, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2008
  • MBA, The University of Iowa School of Management, 2008
  • BA in Philosophy, University of Chicago, 2004

Graduate Assistants and Fellows


Prerna Agarwal

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S317 (PBB)      319-335-0973      prerna-agarwal@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019

Dennis Hamilton

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S217 (PBB)      319-335-0926      dennis-hamilton@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MBA in Finance, Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN, USA, 2013
  • BA in Accounting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, 2009
  • BA in Finance, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, 2009

Steven Irlbeck

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S217 (PBB)      319-335-0926      steven-irlbeck@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, 2014
  • BA in Business Administration and Economics, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA, 2013

Jin Sook Lee

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S349 (PBB)      319-335-0980      jinsook-lee@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MS in Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, 2010
  • BS in Mathematics, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2003

Eric McKee

Graduate Fellow
 S349 (PBB)      319-335-0980      eric-mckee@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Applied Mathematics – Actuarial Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, 2014
  • BS in Actuarial Science, Finance, Classics, North Central College, Naperville, IL, USA, 2012

Bo Meng

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S217 (PBB)      319-335-0926      bo-meng@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • MS in Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2009
  • BS in International Economics and Trade, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2007
  • BS in Mathematical Statistics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2007

Christopher Penney

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S317 (PBB)      319-335-0973      christopher-penney@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • Other in Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF), Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA, 2013
  • BS in Accountancy, School of Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2009

Ke Shen

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S317 (PBB)      319-335-0973      ke-shen@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MS in Statistics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA, 2004
  • BS in Computer Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 2002

Colin Swaney

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S317 (PBB)      319-335-0973      colin-swaney@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MS in Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2011
  • BS in Mathematics and Economics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA, 2009

Josh Vander Plaats

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S249 (PBB)      319-335-0968      josh-vanderplaats@uiowa.edu


Jue Wang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S217 (PBB)      319-335-0926      jue-wang@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MSc in Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2014
  • MA in Finance, Shenzhen Graduate School, Peking University, Shenzhen, China, 2014
  • BA in Economics, National School of Development, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2011
  • BSc in Biological Science, School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2011

Keyang Yang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S349 (PBB)      319-335-0980      keyang-yang@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • MA in Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA, 2013
  • MS in Applied Mathematics, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA, 2013
  • MA in Economics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 2009
  • BA in Economics, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 2006

Jie Ying

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S349 (PBB)      319-335-0980      jie-ying@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Finance, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • MA in Economics, College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA, 2012
  • MS in Applied Mathematics, College of Arts and Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA, 2012
  • BA Economics in Financial Engineering, School of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2010