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Maggie Abney

Maggie Abney
  • Executive in Residence for Banking
  • Department: Business - AFIS / MMIB
  • Office: BTC 163
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email:
  • 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; Summer Session faculty member at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Dr. Zek Eser

Zek Eser
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Department: Business - AFIS / MMIB
  • Office: BTC 177
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-6156

    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

Dr. Ben Woodruff

  • Instructor of Finance
  • Department: Business - AFIS / MMIB
  • Office: BTC 136
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-8881

    PhD - 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

Sarah C Butler

Sarah Butler
  • Adjunct Professor of Finance
  • Department: Department of Accounting/Finance/Information Sys
  • Office: BTC 108
  • Mailing Address: BTC 108
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-1087

  • MBA - Palm Beach Atlantic University; BBA - Barry University; TEACHING INTERESTS:  Financial Institutions, Financial Statement and Credit Analysis

Dr. Tahsin Imtiazul Huq

Dr. Tahsin Huq
  • Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics
  • Department: Finance
  • Office: 143
  • Mailing Address: BTC 214
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)-622-4985

  • Teaching Interest Corporate Finance, Investments, Economics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Data Analysis, Business Statistics, Financial Administration Research/Academic Interests: Political Economy, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investments, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Publications:   Does the Covid-19 Pandemic Affect Faith-based Investments? Evidence from Global Sectoral Indices, with Hassan, M.K., Dharani, M., and Rabbani, M.R.—Research in International Business and Finance. Online: September 9, 2021 ·       The Effects of Firm Political Contributions on Earmark Receipt and Subsequent Firm Performance, with Hassan, M.K., and Houston, R.—Research in International Business and Finance. Online: December 2022 He has also co-authored book chapter in Oxford Research Encyclopedia:  ·       Hassan M.K., Huq T. I., Muneeza A., (2021). Islamic Finance in North America.— Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Online: May 18, 2022 Affiliations: ·      Financial Management Association ·      American Finance Association ·      Southern Finance Association ·      The Academy of Economics and Finance ·      Southwestern Finance Association ·      Southwestern Society of Economists ·      American Economic Association Awards/Accolades: ·       Distinguished Federation of Business Disciplines Conference Paper Award ·       Best Paper Award in Academy of Economics and Finance Conference ·       PhD Scholarship, University of New Orleans ·       Golden Key International Honor Society, University of New Orleans ·       Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma-Delta of Wisconsin at Lawrence University ·       Lawrence University Dean’s List ·       Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, Lawrence University ·       Lambda Sigma Society, Lawrence University
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