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 Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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