Geoffrey Smith

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

Biography

Geoffrey Smith was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, the only city in the world named after Paul Methuen, 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 U.S. Army Ranger activities. He earned a high school diploma from Brooks School in 1986, a bachelor's from Bradley University in 1989, a MBA from DePaul University in 1992, and a doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2006.

From 1990 to 2001, he worked in finance at Newark Electronics, where he acquired excellent computer spreadsheet skills, as a credit analyst at First NH Bank (n/k/a Citizens Bank), where he became very skilled in reading financial statements and in making commercial loans, and in finance at New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, where he learned about investment banking, municipal bonds, and housing finance. During this time, Professor Smith would also teach night classes in economics and finance at New Hampshire College (n/k/a SNHU). His first full-time faculty position was at ASU in 2006. He has also held faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Tulane University. His research is currently published in Critical Finance Review, Finance Research Letters, Financial Accountability & Management, Financial Review, and Journal of Wealth Management.

Education

Courses

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 421Security Analys Portfolio Mgmt
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
FIN 501Basics of Managerial Finance
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
FIN 502Managerial Finance
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FIN 421Security Analys Portfolio Mgmt
FIN 456International Financial Mgmt
FIN 501Basics of Managerial Finance
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

Television, Radio, and Print Appearances

"Live interview on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency"
KSAZ FOX10 Phoenix Newsmaker Sunday

"Live interview on economics and the US Presidential race"
KSAZ FOX10 Phoenix Arizona Morning Sunday at 6:00am

"What Is the potential economic impact of Bitcoin?"
KJZZ 91.5 FM Phoenix

"Columnist proposes putting business leaders on Fed Board of Governors"
KJZZ 91.5 FM Phoenix

"How bonds can calm anxious investors"
U.S. News & World Report

"Bitcoin beats gold again"
Forbes

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

"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: Access, Excellence, Impact

"Don't bet on holiday effect to boost market returns"
W. P. Carey News and Research

"Cryptocurrency: The future of money?"
W. P. Carey News and Research

Conference Presentations

Financial Management Association

Midwest Finance Association

Southern Finance Association

Western Finance Association

Referee

Financial Review

International Review of Economics and Finance

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

International Financial Management 8e by Cheol Eun and Bruce Resnick

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