Professor and Brenneman Professor of Business Strategy, School of Business

Journal articles

  • "The Economics of Alternative Energy and Perspectives for a 21st Century Energy Policy."  Regional Business Review (2009) (with James Haines and J.D. Kaad).
  • "Cross-sectional Differences in the Profits, Returns and Risks of Firms initiating Dividends." Managerial Finance 35(6) (2009): 479-492 (with Neil Fargher).
  • "Changing Perspectives on payout Policy: The Evolution from Dividends to Share Repurchase," Managerial Finance 35(6) (2009): 509-530 (with H. Kent Baker).
  • "The Incredible Shrinking Equity Premium: Investors' Greatest Cognitive Error, Problems and Perspectives in Management 7(3) (2009): 4-14.
  • "Equities' Heartbreaking Performance is Nothing New." Investment Management and Financial Innovations 6(4) (2009: 233-235.
  • "When Does a bonds-first Withdrawal Sequence Extend Portfolio Longevity?" Journal of Financial Planning November 2008: 66-77 (with Robert Irons).
  • "130/30 Funds: The Evolution of Active Equity Investing." Institutional Investor Special Issue: Guide to 130/30 Strategies (2008), 176-185 (with Charlies Krusen and Florian Weber).
  • "Testing Equity Portfolios for Alpha Bias:  An Application for Student Investment Funds." Journal of Economics and Finance Education 7(2):  31-38 (winter 2008) (with Larry R. Gorman).


  • "Why Firms Begin Paying Dividends:  Value Growth and Life Cycle Effects" (chapter). Dividends and Dividend Policy by H. Kent Baker. Hoboken, N.J.:  Blackwell Publishing, 2009 (with Neil Fargher).

Syndicated web journalism

  • "AstraZeneca:  Best Dividend in Big Pharma,", March 30, 2009.
  • "Stimulus Bill's Winner and Losers,", March 2, 2009.
  • "Banking Crisis:  Causes and Possible Solutions,", Feb. 25, 2009.
  • "McDonald's: Looking a Little Overvalued,", Jan. 13, 2009.
  • "S&P 500 and Nikkei 225: A Similar Tale of Burst Bubbles,", Dec. 23, 2008.
  • "GM: Buyout Better than Bailout,", Nov.  21, 2008 (editor's pick).
  • "U.S. Economy: No Easy Answers, But Plenty of Questions,", Nov. 19, 2008.


  • "The Cross-sectional Dispersion of Stock Returns, Alpha and the Information Ratio," Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, Key Largo, Fla., March 2010
  • "Hedge Fund Risk, Return and Performance: Additional Evidence," Washburn, November 2009 (with Rosemary Walker)
  • "Economic Update," Greater Kansas City (Mo.) Financial Planning Association, August 2009
  • "The Cross-sectional Dispersion of Stock Returns, Alpha and the Information Ratio," Washburn, April 2009
  • "Economic Update," Topeka Chapter, Association of Government Accountants, April 2009
  • "Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy," American Business Women's Association, Topeka, October 2008; Downtown Rotary Club, Topeka, October 2008; Tax Subcommittee, Kansas Legislature, Topeka, November 2008; Association of Government Accountants, Topeka, March 2009
  • "Creating a Capital Budgeting Analysis Model in Excel - From Basic to Advanced Topics,"  Academy of Economics and Finance Meeting, Pensacola, Fla., February 2009
  • "How Retail 130/30 Funds are Changing the Market," Investing in 103/30 Funds and Implementing Successful Trading Strategies, Finance IQ/IQPC, New York, N.Y., July 2008

Awards and honors

  • Ned N. Fleming Excellence in Teaching Award 2011
  • A. Roy Myers Excellence in Research Award 2010
  • John and Betty Dicus Excellence in Teaching Award, WU School of Business 2010
  • Student Life Achieving Excellence Award 2009
  • Kaw Valley Bank Excellence in Research Award, WU School of Business 2009

Offices and appointments

  • Associate editor, Investment Management and Financial Innovations
  • Associate editor, Journal of Business and Leadership

Public commentary (syndicated Internet journalism)

  • "The Market's Recent Volatility According to Keynes,", Feb. 10, 2010
  • "The Limits of Capitalism and Investor Returns in the Next Decade,", Jan. 3, 2010
  • "Wal-Mart: Good Time to Hold Long-term Write Covered Calls,", Oct. 1, 2009
  • "Procter & Gamble: Good Opportunity to Buy and Hold Investors,", Aug. 31, 2009
  • "Equities Heartbreaking Performance is Nothing new,, Aug. 9, 2009
  • "Stock Return Dispersion and the VIX Forecast Alpha Dispersion,, Aug. 7, 2009
  • "Why Economic Dogma Threatens Our Future Prosperity" (editor's pick),, July 10, 2009
  • "Jacobs Engineering: Fundamental Analysis Suggests Strong Infrastructure Play,", June 29, 2009
  • "Why It's Too Early to Pull Back on the Stimulus Programs,", June 16, 2009
  • "Bill Ackerman's 'Claim to Virtue' Target Strategy,, June 4, 2009
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