Teaching

Awards

Awarded College of Business 2019 - 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Teaching Award

    • College-wide Award given to two Ph.D students each year

Awarded College of Business 2018 - 2019 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

    • College-wide Award given to two Ph.D students each year

Nominated for Florida State University Outstanding Teacher Assistant Award in 2018, 2019, and 2020

    • University-wide Award given to six graduate students each year


Instructor

Graduate Level:

Fixed Income Securities (FIN 5545)

    • Spring 2021: 59 Students, Individual Overall Rating 4.91/5.00

    • This course describes important fixed income securities and markets, and develops tools for valuing fixed income securities and managing interest rate risk. The course covers traditional bonds and term structure concepts as well as fixed income derivatives and interest rate modeling.


Doctoral Boot Camp for Incoming Doctoral Students (Ph.D.) (FIN 5935)

    • The objective of this course is to give new Ph.D students a preview of their future as a doctoral student and finance academic, give a review of various databases and other research-related resources, and give an introduction to statistical software and basic programming techniques.

    • Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Summer 2022


Undergraduate Level:

Problems in Financial Management (FIN4424)

    • Spring 2022: 233 Students, Individual Overall Rating: 4.76/5.00

    • Fall 2021: 119 Students, Individual Overall Rating: 4.67/5.00

    • This course gives students an understanding of the underlying principles of finance from the decision-making perspective of financial managers. Topics include: project valuation and capital budgeting decisions, return and risk analysis, capital structure, payout policy, and corporate governance. Case studies are included.


Perspectives on Free Enterprise (GEB4455)

    • Spring 2022: 38 Students, Individual Overall Rating: 4.86/5.00

    • Fall 2021: 39 Students, Individual Overall Rating: 4.85/5.00

    • This course gives students an examination of the free enterprise system and the associated economic schools of thought. Topics include: macroeconomic variables, the business cycle, government policy, popular perspectives on free enterprise, and current issues and trends in the economy, society, and business world.


Financial Modeling and Forecasting with Computers (FIN 4453)

    • Summer 2021: Hybrid - Online and In-Person, 38 Students, Individual Overall Rating 4.84/5.00

    • Summer 2020: All-online, 32 Students, Individual Overall Rating 4.84/5.00

    • Summer 2019: 39 Students, Individual Overall Rating 5.00/5.00

    • Summer 2018: 20 Students, Individual Overall Rating 5.00/5.00

    • This course is an introduction to financial modeling, financial forecasting, and financial problem solving in a computer-based environment using Microsoft Excel. The course is aimed at understanding a financial relationship and building that relationship into a model using Excel. The course is very quantitatively oriented. Concepts and models will be introduced, demonstrated, and reviewed in class. However, in order to understand financial relationships and model those relationships appropriately, significant work outside the classroom is required.


Bloomberg Training for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

    • The objective of this training course is to introduce the students to the Bloomberg Terminals, instruct them how to become Bloomberg Certified, and demonstrate how the terminals can supplement their in-class lectures with real-world examples.

    • Fall 2018 - Present


Teaching Assistant

Graduate Level:

Business Conditions Analysis (MBA) (MAN 5716)

    • The focus of the course is on better understanding macroeconomic variables, the business cycle, and their influence on the business world.

    • Fall 2018 - Summer 2021


Undergraduate Level:

Financial Management of the Firm (FIN 3403)

    • The objective of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental skills and knowledge to make financial decisions that will affect the value of the firm. The focus of the class will be on firm value and cash flow.

    • Fall 2016 - Summer 2021