work experience


·          Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Economist, 2014 - present


·          Ohio State University, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012 - 2013


·          Menlo College, Assistant Professor (promoted to Associate Professor), 2009 - 2014


·          Cornerstone Research, Associate - Senior Manager, 2000 - 2009


·          World Bank, Academic Consultant, 1999


·          Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, Graduate Student Instructor, 1999


·          The Journal of Finance, Copy Editor and Webmaster, 1997 - 1999






·          Ohio State University: Ph.D. (Finance) 2000


·          University of Florida: B.S.B.A. (Finance) 1996, with highest honors



conference, invited, and seminar presentations (academic)


·         2018: 10th Anniversary of Financial Crisis Conference, University of Chicago; Financial Management Association Conference

·         2017: Securities and Exchange Commission; University of California-Riverside

·         2016: Financial Stability Board, Workshop on Systemic Stress, Investor Behavior, and Market Liquidity, Basel, Switzerland

·         2015: Yale Conference on Financial Stability (co-author); Cleveland Fed Financial Stability Conference (co-author)

·         2014: Paris Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI-AFFI (co-author); Financial Management Association Conference; Asian Financial Management Association Conference (co-author); Ohio State University Finance Alumni Conference; Midwestern Finance Association Conference (co-author); Menlo College; Santa Clara University

·         2013: Ohio State University; Midwestern Finance Association Conference; Global Finance Conference; China International Conference in Finance (co-author); Financial Management Association Conference

·         2012: Midwestern Finance Association Conference (co-author); Indian Finance Conference, Kolkata (co-author); Paris Finance Meeting EUROFIDAI-AFFI (co-author); Asian Financial Management Association Conference

·         2011: 1st CNMV International Conference (Madrid, Spain); Financial Management Association Conference; Ohio State University Finance Alumni Conference; Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics Conference (co-author); Securities and Exchange Commission; Menlo College

·         2010: 7th Annual Conference on Corporate Finance (Washington University in St. Louis); New York Federal Reserve/RCFS Financial Stability Conference (co-author); Bank of England/LSE Macroprudential Policy Conference (co-author); Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance Conference; European Financial Management Association Conference (co-author); Babson College; University of the Pacific; Southern Illinois University; Menlo College

·         2009: Texas Christian University; Menlo College

·         1999-2002: Workshop on Credit in East Asian Crisis - World Bank; Financial Management Association; Western Finance Association; Financial Management Association Doctoral Student Seminar; Ohio State University - Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum; Ohio State University; University of Southern California; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; University of Georgia; Cornerstone Research; Emory University; Securities and Exchange Commission; University of Notre Dame; University of Houston


academic awards and honors


·          SEC, Economic Research Award, 2018

·          SEC, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis Director’s Award, 2017

·          Pearson Prize for the Best Papers in Financial Management, Second Place, FMA, 2016

·          Division of Economic and Risk Analysis Director’s Award, 2016

·          Finalist for The Financial Review Readers’ Choice Best Paper Award, 2016

·          Finalist for Best Paper Award, FMA 2014

·          Faculty Service Award, Menlo College, 2014

·          Finalist for Best Paper Award, FMA 2013

·          Harris Manchester Fellow, Oxford University (declined), 2012

·          Best Paper Award in Financial Institutions and Markets (Wiley Blackwell), FMA, 2011

·          Pace-Setter Award, Ohio State University, 2000

·          Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Ohio State University, 1996, 1999

·          Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum, 1st place, Administrative Sciences, Ohio State University, 1999

·          Graduate Associate Teaching Award, Finalist, Ohio State University, 1999

·          Max M. Fisher College of Business Travel Award, Ohio State University, 1998, 1999



other academic activities


·         Discussant

            FMA: 1998, 1999, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

            AFA: 2001

            FMA Asian Conference: 2012

            European FMA: 2008

            MFA: 2013


·         Session Chair

            FMA: 2009, 2012, 2013

            FMA Asian Conference: 2012

            European FMA: 2008


·         Ad Hoc Referee

Journals: Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, International Journal of Central Banking, Journal of Empirical Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance

Conferences: FMA, Drexel Conference on Corporate Governance, Midwest Finance Conference