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)


       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


        Finalist for The Financial Review Reader's 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



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 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