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Therese E. Pactwa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Economics and Finance
PhD, Finance, Florida International University
MS, Finance, Drexel University
BBA, Economics, University of Iowa
Dr. Pactwa received her B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Iowa, her M.S. in Finance from Drexel University, and her Ph.D in Finance from Florida International University. Her dissertation is entitled Using Extreme Value Theory to Value Stock Market Returns. She is the co-author of the bookThe Return Generating Models in Global Finance, as well as two chapters in books, and several journal articles. A recent article, "Selecting a Portfolio with Skewness: Recent Evidence from U.S., European, and Latin American Equity Markets," was published in theJournal of Banking and Finance. Dr. Pactwa has also been honored for her research by receiving the Best PhD Paper Award at the Southern Finance Association's annual meeting in November 1996, in Key West, FL and the 2003-2004 Outstanding Research Contribution of the Year for the Tobin College of Business at St. John's University. At the corporate-level, Therese has also held various positions in the commercial banking industry. She began her career as a commercial credit analyst for Princeton Bank (which became Chemical Bank, which is now part of JPMorganChase) and became a commercial lender. After receiving her MS in Finance, Chemical promoted her to Assistant Chief of Staff. She then became the Chief Credit Officer at Regent National Bank in Philadelphia, PA.

Teaching Interests

Foundations of Finance, Corporate Finance, Commercial Banking, Capital and Money Markets, Student Managed Investment Fund

Research Interests

Asset Pricing and Valuation

Courses Taught

FIN
2310
FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE
FIN
3311
CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
FIN
3315
COMMERCIAL BANKING
FIN
4327
MANAGING INVESTMENT FUNDS I
FIN
4328
MANAGING INVESTMENT FUNDS II

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Conference Proceedings

Pactwa, T. E., and Moy, R. L. Too Big to Fail: A Case Study of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Financial Education Association.