People

Maggie Abney

Abney
  • Instructor of Finance
  • Department: Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Office: BTC 163
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email: maggie.abney@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-8998
  • EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:  MBA – Eastern Kentucky University BS - Finance, University of Kentucky Certified - Corporate Treasury Management, plus 15 years experience working in the finance/banking industry TEACHING INTERESTS:  Personal Financial Management, Financial Planning, Entrepreneurial Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions, Financial Services RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Interdisciplinary Instruction Methods for Entrepreneurial Finance; Banking Industry Trends and Sustainable Banking

Dr. Ahmed Elnahas

Elnahas
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Department: Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Office: BTC 137
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email: ahmed.elnahas@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-1378
  • EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:
    PhD - Finance, University of Memphis (2014)
    MSC – Finance, Plymouth University, United Kingdom (2007)
    BSC – Business Administration, Mansoura University, Egypt (2005) TEACHING INTERESTS:
    Business Finance, Investments, Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Analysis  RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    Agency Theory, Stock Splits, Market Efficiency, Earnings Management

Dr. Zek Eser

Eser
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Department: Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Office: BTC 177
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email: zekeriya.eser@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-6156
  • EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:
    PhD - Finance, University of Kentucky (2007)
    PhD - Candidate in Economics, Boston College (1994)
    MA - Economics, Boston College (1994)
    BBA - Economics, Bosphorus University, Istanbul (1987) TEACHING INTERESTS:
    Business Statistics, Business Finance, Financial Analysis & Valuation RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    Agency Problems in Mutual Fund Management, Corporate Governance & Market Timing, International Banking

Benjamin Woodruff

Woodruff
  • Instructor of Finance
  • Department: Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Office: BTC 136
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email: benjamin.woodruff@eku.edu
  • Phone: 859-622-8881
  • EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:
    PhD - (ABD) Finance, The University of Alabama
    MA - Womens Studies, The University of Alabama (2014)
    MS - Finance, The University of Alabama (2014)
    MBA - Supply Chain Redesign Concentration, The University of Alabama (2006)
    BA - Liberal Studies, Excelsior College (2004) TEACHING INTERESTS:
    Risk Management, Insurance, Personal Finance RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    Decisions under Risk, Behavioral Finance, Catastrophic Risk
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