ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - FINANCE
Office: SBA 537
Brian Bolton received his B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, his M.B.A. from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Dr. Bolton has taught finance courses in financial analysis and valuation, corporate finance and financial markets and institutions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Portland State, University of New Hampshire and University of Colorado. While at UNH, Dr. Bolton received the Teaching Excellence Award in only his third year on the faculty. His research interests revolve around the study of corporate governance, or how boards of directors, compensation structures, government regulations and other mechanisms attempt to ensure that a firm’s managers are operating the firm in the best interests of the firm’s stakeholders. He has published articles in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Columbia Law Review and numerous other journals and books. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Bolton worked as a research analyst with a private equity group and as an acquisition consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.