I began my post-collegiate career in finance as a Financial Representative and Facilitator at Fidelity Investments. After achieving a MBA in Business Administration, I took a role as a Sr. Analyst in the OTC Derivatives department at Deutsche Bank. In 2010, I was accepted as a doctoral student in behavioral finance at the University of Münster in Germany, enabling me to further my education in finance and pursue a career in academia.
In my time in academia, I have found great satisfaction in the pursuit of producing high quality research. Notably, my ongoing research program – now involving'four separate experiments – is expected to make an impact in the industry with its exploration into various biases made in household finance savings and debt decisions. These experiments also investigate best practices for teaching compounding formulas in order to make a long-lasting impression, as well as a unique cross-cultural analysis on how savings and debt biases differ among business students in China, Germany and the United States.
Additionally, I have achieved notoriety as one of the best teachers within the department producing top feedback and evaluations from students. My time in front of the classroom has been rewarding and an aspect of the job that I thoroughly enjoy.
Since August 2015, I have been an Assistant Professor of Finance at Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana.