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I join the School of Business, Government, and Economics (SBGE) after receiving my Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Alabama. There, I taught business finance and financial management. My research focuses on executive compensation, corporate finance, and corporate governance. Specifically, my dissertation Three Essays in Executive Compensation focuses on how paying Chief Executive Officers via deferred methods (such as options and pensions) affects their decision-making in company mergers, debt issuances, and in the boardrooms of other companies.

Before joining academia, I interned as a statistical clerk at the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington, D.C. There, I worked on several projects, including deaths in custody and HIV in prisons.

I am an avid sports fan and supporter of Crimson Tide Athletics. In my spare time, I love to play tennis and travel. I worship at Calvary Ballard.