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Peter Dadalt, Ph.D.

Department: Management

Assistant Professor of Finance

  • Education
  • PHD, Georgia State University
  • BS, University of Connecticut
Peter Dadalt

EDUCATION

May, 1998 Ph.D., Finance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

May, 1980 B. S., Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

2014 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2006-present University of Rhode Island Assistant Professor

2006-2014 Director and Faculty Advisor, Ram Fund (University of Rhode Island student-managed investment fund)

2006-2014 Director and Thomson Trading Room (University of Rhode Island College of Business Trading Room)

2003-2006 Morgan State University Assistant Professor of Finance

2001-2003 Georgia State University Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance

1999 Georgia State University Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance (summer term)

1998-2001 Southern Illinois University Assistant Professor of Finance

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Earnings Management; Fixed Income, Corporate Governance, Academic Integrity, Pedagogy; 

COURSES TAUGHT

Academic: Investments and Security Analysis, Applied Portfolio Management (StudentManaged Investment Fund), Fixed Income Security Analysis; Financial Markets and Institutions Financial Management (undergraduate and graduate), Advanced Financial Management (capstone corporate finance case course); Financial Literacy and Personal Financial Planning, Team-taught one-year MBA program (all finance modules)

Chartered Financial Analyst (Weekly Kaplan/Schweser Prep Course):

Level 1: Entire Level 1 curriculum

Level 2: Quantitative Methods, Economics, Equity Analysis, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management, Alternative Investments

PUBLICATIONS (Refereed)

"Canadian acquisitions of U.S. divested assets" (with Ginette McManus and James Owers), 2002, International Journal of Business 7, 1-16.

"Hedging, asymmetric information, and corporate derivatives use" (with Gerald Gay and Jouahn Nam), 2002, Journal of Futures Markets 22, 241-267.

"Earnings management and corporate governance: The roles of the board and the audit committee" (with Wallace Davidson and Biao Xie), 2003, Journal of Corporate Finance 9, 295- 316.

"Will any q do?" (with Jeffrey Donaldson and Jacqueline Garner), 2003, Journal of Financial Research 26, 535-552.

"Causes and consequences of auditor shopping: An analysis of auditor opinions, earnings management, and auditor changes" (with Wallace Davidson and Pornsit Jiraporn), 2006, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics 45, 69-87. 

"Earnings management around share repurchases" (with Pornsit Jiraporn), 2007, Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, 2007, 15-32.

"Corporate derivatives use and the use of external financing" (with Bing-Xuan Lin and ChenMiao Lin), 2008, Journal of International Finance and Economics 10(2), 69-78.

"Insider trading by directors and senior officers before seasoned equity offerings" (with Loretta Baryeh and Varda Yaari), Corporate Ownership and Control, 2009, 358-266.

"Family-owned firms, agency problems and earnings management" (with Pornsit Jiraporn), 2009, Applied Financial Economics Letters 16, 113-119.

"Too busy to show up? An analysis of directors' absences" (with Wallace Davidson, Pornsit Jiraporn and Yixi Ning), 2009, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 49, 1159-1171.

"Do derivatives affect the use of external financing?" (with Bing-Xuan Lin and Chen-Miao Lin). 2012), Applied Economics Letters, 19, 1149-1152. 

PUBLICATIONS (Non-refereed proceedings and book chapters)

Book Chapters:
"Information asymmetry and asset sales: An empirical investigation," (with James Owers and Ginette McManus), 2002, Contemporary Business Readings.

"Has regulation changed the market's reward for meeting or beating expectations? (with Jan Williams, Hue-Lin Sun, and Varda Yaari, M. Neelan (Ed.), Focus on Finance and Accounting Research, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2007.

"Disinvestment decisions (book chapter)", 2015, The Encyclopedia of Financial Economics, Basil Blackwell.

Proceedings:
"Dot-com deals: Value creation in internet-related mergers & acquisitions," (with Ranganathan Chandrasekaran, 2001 Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems.

"Canadian acquisitions of U.S. divested assets", 1998 Proceedings of The Global Finance Association.

"An examination of the synergistic wealth effects of Canadian acquisitions of American business units" (with James Owers and Ginette McManus), 1997 Proceedings of The Global Finance Association.

WORK IN PROCESS

"A misspecification in the Jones' accrual model" (with Hila Yaari, and Joshua Ronen).

"Opportunistic insider trading and earnings management before seasoned equity offerings: Theory and evidence" (with Loretta Baryeh, Joshua Ronen, and Varda Yaari)

"Detecting cheating on Excel assignments using VBA" (with Jonathan Godbey and John Ni), initial submission

"The price and volume reactions to earnings surprises in the over-the-counter market for corporate bonds" (with Melissa Woodley)

"Do management earnings forecasts affect corporate bond markets?" (With Melissa Woodley and Brandon Cline)

"Flipping the undergraduate core finance course" (with Gary Kayakachoian and Amy Phelps Lee)

"Gender-based differences in finance major changes following a poor grade" (with Jonathan Godbey and Aimee Lee).

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Summer Research Grant, Southern Illinois University, 1999

Summer Research Grant, Southern Illinois University, 2000

Faculty Advisor of the Year, Southern Illinois University College of Business, 2000

Summer Research Grant, Morgan State University 2004 Summer Research Grant, Morgan State University, 2005

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Coordinator of Core Finance Course, Southern Illinois University College of Business Administration, 1999-2001 

Faculty Advisor, Southern Illinois University Financial Management Association Student Chapter (1998-2001)

University Technology Committee, Morgan State University, 2003-2005

School of Business and Management Assessment Committee, Morgan State University, 2004- 2005

School of Business and Management Technology Committee, Morgan State University, 2004- 2005

Department of Accounting and Finance Curriculum Committee, Morgan State University, 2003- 2005

Department of Accounting and Finance Coordinator for Core Finance Course, Morgan State University, 2004-2005

College of Business Technology University of Rhode Island, 2006-2010

College of Business Scholarship and Awards Committee, 2012-2013

College of Business Curriculum and Assessment Committee, 2009-2011

College of Business Diversity Committee, 2011-2013

Strategic Innovation MBA Program Committee 2013-2015

Dissertation committees served on:
Pornsit Jiraporn, Southern Illinois University (currently at Penn State-Great Valley) Speros Margetis, University of South Florida (currently at University of Tampa) Jan Williams, Morgan State University (currently at University of Baltimore) Loretta Baryeh, Morgan State University (currently at Towson University))

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Eastern Finance Association Corporate Track Co-Chair, 2003

Member, Board of Directors, Eastern Finance Association, 2014-2016

Eastern Finance Association Corporate Track Co-Chair, 2008 professional service (cont.)

Southern Finance Association Corporate Track Co-Chair, 2008 Vita - Peter J. DaDalt page 6 of 7

Editorial Board Memberships International Review of Financial Analysis (2012-2014 Journal of Undergraduate Research in Finance (2010-2015)

Ad Hoc referee for: Journal of Financial Research Financial Review Corporate Governance: an International Review Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance International Review of Economics and Finance

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES, MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

Faculty advisor of the year (2000), Southern Illinois University College of Business

Co-author, Wall Street Journal Finance Educators' Review (1999-2005)

PROFESSIONAL (non-academic) EXPERIENCE

1981-1985 American Express Financial Services (Wethersfield, CT) Financial Planner/Registered Representative

1986 RJS Associates (Hartford, CT) Executive Recruiter

1987-1990 State of Connecticut (Hartford, CT) Revenue Agent

1990-1992 State of Connecticut (Hartford, CT) Tax Examiner

2006-2015 Schweser/Kaplan Inc Instructor, CFA review classes (Boston weekly review classes, intensive 3-day review courses, and in-house programs for Fidelity and Wellington )

REFERENCES

Bingxuan Lin
Finance Area Coordinator
College of Business Administration
The University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881 voice: 401.874.4895 email: blin@uri.edu

Anthony Wheeler Spachman
Professor of Human Resource Mgt.
College of Business Administration
The University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
voice: 401.874.9491
email: arwheeler@uri.edu

Melissa Woodley
College of Business
Creighton University
2400 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
voice: 402.280.3318
email: melissa.woodley@creighton.edu 

Courses taught:

  • FINC-340 Corporate Financial Management
  • FINC-443 Equity Asset Analysis and Valuation
  • FINC-445 Financial Modeling & Income Analysis
  • FINC-446 River Hawk Fund
  • FINC-501 Independent Study
  • MGMT-102 Global Business Perspectives