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SU Finance Professor’s Success Highlighted in New Book

July 30, 2008

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) - Byron Hollowell, assistant professor of finance at Susquehanna University, has been featured in Living the Dream, a book produced by the Ph.D. Project, sponsored by KPMG, a global network of professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.

The Ph.D. Project was created to help encourage minorities to pursue business degrees and enter management or academic positions. The book highlights the journeys of minority business school professors through their doctoral processes. Hollowell is one of fewer than 50 minority business school professors nationwide who hold a doctorate in finance.

Hollowell joined Susquehanna University in 2007 and teaches courses in finance and management. His research interests include mergers and acquisitions, agency theory, initial public offerings, spin-offs and executive compensation. He also serves on the Sigmund Weis School of Business Advisory Board and Strategic Planning Committee.

Prior to entering academia, Hollowell spent several years in mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan Investment Banking, where he focused on off-shore banking operations and developing Asian markets. He was a member of small deal teams that executed more than $1.5 billion in merger and acquisitions, debt and equity issuances.

Hollowell earned his doctorate in finance and quantitative economics and statistics from Florida State University. He was voted the top graduating finance doctoral student by the faculty at Florida State University's Department of Finance and represented the university at a national symposium with more than 100 other doctoral students in Toronto, Canada.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and a minor in mathematics and Japanese economics from LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tenn. At graduation, he earned the Faculty Senate's Outstanding Service Award and was named valedictorian.

Contact: Gerald Cohen
570-372-4119




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