Who Am I?

I am an Associate Professor of finance and Synovus Fellow at Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, and an alumnus of Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management, and the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration.

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About Me

I was born and raised just outside of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where all of my family still lives. After graduating high school in 1993, I went to the University of Florida , where I earned a Bachelor's degree in 1996 majoring in both Economics and Finance from the Warrington College of Business Administration. Immediately after graduation, I moved to West Lafayette, Indiana to attend Purdue University, , where I earned a Ph.D. in 2002 in Finance from the Krannert Graduate School of Management. I spent one year as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, and one year as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - Madison . Finally, after bouncing back and forth between Florida and the Midwest, I accepted a tenure-track position at Auburn University's Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and began in the fall of 2003. I was granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2009.

I got married to Elizabeth in 2002 and have two kids: . We also have two Siamese cats named Nala and Paws , and a Yellow Labrador Retriever named Samson .

My main extra curricular activities are running and church. I am a member of Auburn's running club, A.O.R.T.A. I have run 9 marathons [the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2008 (3:49:47) and 2009 (3:47:17), the Savannah Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in 2011 (3:29:00) , the Soldier Marathon in 2012 (3:27:19) , the New York City Marathon in 2013 (3:47:33), the Soldier Marathon in 2014 (3:50:18) and 2015 (4:28:42), the Chicago Marathon in 2017 (4:06:37)], and the Soldier Marathon in 2018 (3:56:59) and 3 half marathons. In 2009, I successfully completed Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge. I am an active member of Cornerstone Church, where I play on the worship team with some amazing musicians/people.

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