SMIF Advisors

Advisory Board

Thomas W. Keefe, President of the University of Dallas
Robert Scherer, Dean of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
Ruth May, Associate Dean of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
Michael Cosgrove, Professor of Economics
Matt Brann, CFA, Managing Director of Banyan Partners
Jenny Gu, CFA, Assistant Professor of Finance

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jenny Gu, Assistant Professor of Finance, received her doctorate in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. During the last six years, Dr. Gu has been teaching the following finance courses at the University of Arkansas and University of Dallas Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Modeling, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Investments, Managerial Finance, Intermediate Corporate Finance, and Corporate Treasury Management.

Dr. Jenny Gu also has completed the requirements to receive the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by successfully passing the three Level exams and is currently a CFA charter holder.

Dr. Gu's current research focuses on bond credit ratings and opacity of the financial institutions. Most of her research projects are inspired by the recent financial crisis, focusing primarily on risk. Specifically, the topics include the timeliness and stability of default risk announcements made by rating agencies, the signaling of risk made by firms, how systemic risks occur and spread, potential prevention of systematic risk, etc.

Professional Memberships
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
Financial Management Association (FMA)
Southern Finance Association (SFA)
Beta Gamma Sigma
Awards
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Outstanding Teaching Award (2011)
Research Assistantship, University of Arkansas (2006 2010)
Doctoral Academy Fellowship, University of Arkansas (2006 2010)
Summer Research Grant, University of Arkansas (2009, 2010)

News

UD Announces Partnership with IWP

Earlier this month, the University of Dallas announced a partnership with the Institute of World Politics (IWP). UD will be the ninth institution of higher learning to partner with IWP.

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Teller Family Finds Friendship, Fraternity in Love of Music

Growing up in a half-Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, the seven Teller children knew a household full of music. Lucy, Brother Jonah and Brother Simon Teller have used the love of music instilled during childhood by their family to become musicians and produce music of their own.

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UD Engages Conservation, Behavioral Research Efforts with Dallas Zoo

A few years back, the University of Dallas began to form a relationship with the Dallas Zoo, when Assistant Professor of Biology Deanna Soper, Ph.D., and her colleague, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill, P.h.D., began taking class trips to the zoo. And in the spirit of further collaboration, the world's leading cheetah expert and conservationist, Laurie Marker, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) sponsored by the Dallas Zoo, will join the UD community on Thursday, Oct. 25, to give a lecture about her work rescuing the world's fastest land mammal from extinction.

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