Geoffrey Smith

Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906
Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3906

Biography

I was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, the only city in the US with that name, and also the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Elias James Corey, and of Major Robert Rogers, commander of the famous Rogers' Rangers, and whose 28 "Rules of Ranging," created in 1757 during the French and Indian War, are to this day still considered the model for US Army Ranger activities. For my education, I earned my high school diploma from Brooks School in 1986, my BS from Bradley University in 1989, my MBA from DePaul University in 1992, and my PhD from the University of Georgia in 2006. From 1990 to 2001, I worked in finance at Newark Electronics, where I developed excellent computer spreadsheet skills, as a credit analyst at First NH Bank (n/k/a Citizens Bank), where I became very skilled in reading financial statements and in making commercial loans, and in finance at New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, where I learned about investment banking, municipal bonds, and housing finance. During this time, I would also teach night classes in economics and finance at New Hampshire College (n/k/a SNHU). My first full-time faculty position was at ASU in 2006, though I have also held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Tulane University. My research is currently published in Critical Finance Review, Finance Research Letters, Financial Accountability & Management, and Financial Review.

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
FIN 502Managerial Finance
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
REA 380Real Estate Fundamentals
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 361Advanced Managerial Finance
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
FIN 502Managerial Finance
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 300Fundamentals of Finance
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt

Honors/Awards

List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Service

Media Contacts and Television Appearances

Live Television Interview on US Presidential Debate
FOX10 Arizona Morning Sunday at 6:00am

"All those earnings beats: Legit, rigged or stretched?"
Phoenix Business Journal

"Columnist Proposes Putting Business Leaders On Fed Board Of Governors"
KJZZ

"Make Wall Street Great Again: Trump's role in Dow 22,000 and what could stop the bull market"
Phoenix Business Journal (Subscribers Only)

"Are Stock Market Anomalies Merited? The 'Monday Effect' Debunked"
Benzinga

"Bitcoin Digital Currency is Starting to Appear in New Orleans Small Businesses"
New Orleans Times-Picayune

"ASU research helps debunk myth of stock market 'weekend effect'"
ASU Now

"Mexico's Central Bank Is Bracing For America's Election Night"
Fronteras

"Mexican Peso Rallies After US Presidential Debate — Here’s What Else Can Move Its Value"
Fronteras

Conference Presentations

Financial Management Association

Western Finance Association

Referee

Financial Review

Journal of Banking and Finance

Journal of Corporate Finance

Journal of Financial Markets

Journal of Multinational Financial Management

Textbook Reviews

Financial Markets and Institutions 8e by Jeff  Madura

Principles of Corporate Finance 9e by Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers, and Franklin Allen

Principles of Finance by Sheridan Titman, John D. Martin, and Art Keown

Other Activities

Director of the Finance Academy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Judge, ACG Cup MBA Case Study Competition, Tulane University