Kent A. Hickman


Angelo and Phyllis Mozilo Professor of Finance

Kent joined the SBA faculty in 1989.

B.A.: California State University 1973
M.S.: University of Northern Colorado 1986
Ph.D.: Washington State University 1990

Brief Biography

Dr. Hickman teaches Principles of Finance as well as courses in Valuation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sustainable Business, and Corporate Governance. He has held appointments as a Teaching and Research Fellow at Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom, the Audi Guest Professor at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany, and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business in Rouen, France.. He is the co-author of two textbooks, Principles of Finance and Managerial Finance, his refereed publications appear in Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management, The Sustainability Review, Journal of Portfolio Management, Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Business Horizons, among others. He enjoys biking and fishing and watching the Zags.

Selected Publications
“Board Changes in Response to Extremes in Performance,” The Journal of Financial Issues (10) Fall 2012, with Gerhard Barone and Mark Shrader.

“Behavioral Economics and Corporate Sustainability,” The Sustainability Review (3) April 2012, with John Byrd.

“The Impact of Morningstar Five Star Ratings,” Journal of the Academy of Finance, Summer 2010, with Shantanu Namjhoshi.

“People, Corporations, Economic Decisions and Political Speech,” Atlantic Economic Journal (38) March 2010, with Gerhard Barone.

“Remorse, Risk Aversion and Efficiency in eBay Coin Auctions,” Atlantic Economic Journal (37)March 2009, with Dan Friesner and Matthew McPherson.

“Estimating the Value of Victory: English Football,” Applied Financial Economics Letters (6) July-November 2008, with Stuart Cooper.

“Investor and Management Commitment in Socially Responsible Mutual Funds,” Journal of the Academy of Finance (6) Fall 2008, with Mark Shrader and Danielle Xu.