VITA

G. RODNEY THOMPSON

PRESENT ADDRESS:

Department of Finance 0221,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-6523,
Fax: (540) 231-3155,
E-Mail: grod@vt.edu.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June, 1976.
M.A. Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, December, 1973.
B.S. Business Administration, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, June, 1972.

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

September, 1968 - August, 1970: Contract Administrator, Litton Industries, Power Transmission Division, Chicago, Illinois.

March, 1966 - September, 1968: Metallurgical Analyst, U.S. Steel, Gary Steelworks, Blastfurnace Division, Gary, Indiana.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Professor of Finance, August 1990 - Present, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Interim Department Head, July 1991 - August 1992, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Associate Professor of Finance, September 1985 - July 1990, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Assistant Professor of Finance, September 1982 - August 1985, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Associate Professor of Finance, September 1981 - June 1982; Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland.

Assistant Professor of Finance, September 1979 - August 1981, Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland.

Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, July 1976 - June 1979, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts.

ELECTED OFFICE:

Member, Board of Directors, Southern Finance Association, 1995 - 1997.

President, Southern Finance Association, 1994 - 1995.

Senior Vice President and Program Chair, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Southern Finance Association, Charleston, South Carolina.

MAJOR TEACHING AWARDS:

Excellence in International Education Alumni Award, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005-2006.

Excellence in International Programs (w/James E. Littlefield) Pamplin College of Business, 2004.

Teaching Excellence Award, College of Business, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985-1986, 1990-1991, 1992-1993, 2001-2002, 2005-2006.

Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1985-1986, 1992-1993, 2005-2006.

Panhallenic/Interfraternal Council Outstanding Faculty member at Virginia Tech, 1988-1989.

Academy of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, inducted in 1988.

William E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1988.

Alpha Kappa Psi, Distinguished Faculty Award, Academic Years 1984-1985, 1986-1987, 1988-1989, 1989-90.

Student Government Association Outstanding Faculty (One of two College-wide), Salisbury State College, Academic Year 1981 - 1982.

University-Wide Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of Florida, Academic Year 1975 - 1976.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION:

Pamplin College Semester Abroad Program, Fall 1996 through Fall 2011 (scheduled for 2012 and 2013), inclusive. Responsible for delivering 6 hours of course work to 32 students at the University's facility at Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Also responsible for group travel to Paris, Rome, Naples, Prague, Budapest, Munich, Venice during September, October, and November of 1996 - 2008.

Summer Study Abroad to Dijon, France, June - July 2009 through 2011. One of three faculty leading a group of students to France for an eight-week program.

Summer Study Abroad to South Africa, July - August 2002 through July - August 2008, inclusive.  Sole Pamplin faculty (2 faculty in 2005) leading students to South Africa for a four-week program.

Summer Study Abroad to Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia, May - June 2000 through May -June 2008, inclusive.  One of two Pamplin faculty leading 30-38 students into Asia for a four-week program.

Visiting Professor of Finance, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey, September 1999.

Information/Fact-finding trip to Hong Kong, China, Vietman, May-June 1999.  Meetings with Business and University officials investigating potential study abroad programs and exchanges.  Traveled with Professor James Littlefield of the Marketing Department.

Support for Agriculture Restructuring in Albania Project, May 26-June 23, 1998. Assisted in the development of the curriculum for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and the Department of Farm and Agribusiness Management. Participated in developing and managing an executive education program to a group of Albanian business people. Travel funded under USAID Contract No. EUR-0049-C-00-4017.

Visiting Professor of Finance, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey, March-May, 1998.

Visiting Scholar, Intabrand LTD, Alberton, South Africa, January-February, 1998.

Support for Agriculture Restructuring in Albania Project, May 31-June 23, 1996. Assisted in the development of the curriculum for the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and the Department of Farm and Agribusiness Management. Travel funded under USAID Contract No. EUR-0049-C-00-4017.

Support for Agriculture Restructuring in Albania Project, June 23-July 9, 1995. Studied the financial system of Albania and reported to the Albanian Business Center regarding the development of a private banking system in Albania. Travel funded under USAID Contract No. EUR-0049-C-00-4017.

Finance in Europe: Study abroad class taught in Europe during May and June 1995. Only faculty member with 11 Virginia Tech students in Italy, Switzerland, France, and England for a period of over four weeks. Designed, promoted, and implemented program.

Faculty Advisor for a group of four students from Ulyanovsk Polytechnic University, Ulyanovsk, Russia. These students came to Virginia Tech for the Fall semester of 1994 as a part of a student exchange. Designed, promoted, and implemented exchange.

Finance in Russia: Study abroad class taught in Russia during July and August 1994. Only American faculty member with 10 Virginia Tech students in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Ulyanovsk Russia for a period of over four weeks. Designed, promoted, and implemented this class with minimal assistance from College and University. The students received 6 hours of credit.

Finance in Europe: Study abroad class taught in Europe during May and June 1994. Only faculty member with 11 Virginia Tech students in Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Hungary, and Germany for a period of over five weeks. Designed, promoted, and implemented program.

Information/Fact-finding trip to Georgetown, Guyana, January 8-15, 1994. Meetings with Government, Business, and University of Guyana officials investigating potential programs and exchanges.

Faculty Associate for Professor Remigijus Leipus, Fulbright and Alexander Hamilton Scholar, October 1993-August 1994. The program for Professor Leipus, Ph.D. in Mathematics and Professor at Vilnius University in Lithuania, was designed to apply mathematical models to Finance.

Presentation on Financial Markets and Instruments to Faculty and Students of Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 25, 1993.

Presentation on Financial Instruments and Investments to Students and Faculty of Moscow State University, Ulyanovsk Campus, Ulyanovsk, Russia, May 11 and May 12, 1993.

Presentation on Financial Markets and Financial Decision-Making, a five-day course, to Students and Faculty of Ulyanovsk Polytechnic Institute, Ulyanovsk, Russia, May 11 through May 14, 1993.

Albanian Economic Reform Training Project, Delivering business education at the Agricultural University of Albania as well as at the Ministry of Agriculture in Tirana. Participating in U.S. Information Agency Grant. Developing and teaching financial economics section of program, November 5-15, 1992. Tirana, Albania.

Faculty Associate for Mr. Calin Valsan of Romania, Fulbright and Alexander Hamilton Fellow, August 1991 - August 1992. Developed a one year program to introduce Mr. Valsan to Financial Economics in Western Economies. The program resulted in Mr. Valsan's acceptance in Virginia Tech's Ph.D. program in Finance.

Chinese Enterprise Groups Advanced International Training Program, funded by United Nations Development Programs. Presentation on Capital Investment Decision-Making to plant managers, Beijing, China, March 8-15, 1991.

Presentation on Techniques of Capital Decision-Making to employees of China International Trust and Investment Corporation, Beijing, China, March 12, 1991.

EXECUTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT:

Post Doctoral Bridge to Business Program, International Finance Module (Summer 2011, scheduled for 2012).

Business Applications Summer Experience, a summer program in business designed for non-business majors. Pamplin College of Business. Presented four, half-day sessions in three-week-long program, May 18 - 21, 2009 (Scheduled for 2010).

Program in Accounting and Financial Management. Served as a consultant in developing a two-and-a-half day program presented by faculty from the Agricultural University of Tirana, at Golem, Albania, June 8-10, 1998.

Financial Decision-Making in Changing Times, a three-and-one-half day program developed as part of a comprehensive leadership development program for Courtaulds Performance Films. Delivered at Blacksburg, VA, November 7-10, 1994 and December 11-14, 1995.

Financial Statements and Decision-Making from the Business Owner's Perspective, part of a one- day program developed for Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing Education. Delivered at the Virginia Insurance Education Conference, Roanoke, VA, November 4, 1994.

Finance for the Non-Finance Manager, a two-day open-subscription program developed for Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing Education. The program was delivered in Roanoke, VA, November 12 and 13, 1993.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Designed for Pittston Coal Group and delivered at their facility. Program of 45 contact hours. Presented in Abingdon, VA, June 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, and 25, 1993, Lebanon, VA, July 9, 10, 23, 24, 30 and 31, 1993, and Lebanon, VA, October 1, 2, 15, and 16, and November 5 and 6, 1993.

Workplace 2000 Program, Management Development Center, The R.B. Pamplin College of Business, Designed and delivered (with D. J. Johnson) the three-day financial analysis portion of program, November 4-6, 1991.

Financial Analysis and Decision Making, Designed and delivered (with D. J. Johnson) through the Management Development Center. Three-day open-subscription program including computer problems and cases. Presented at the Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon, Virginia, July 24-26, 1990.

Advanced Business Skills Institute, Designed for International Business Machines Corporation, U. S. Marketing and Services Division. Academic Program Administrator with six days classroom contact, August 21-September 1, 1989. Responsible for development of entire two-week Academic Program.

American Water Works Association, Advanced Institute, Financial Analysis and Financial Problem Solving, March 15-16, 1989, March 28-29, 1990, March 27-28, 1991, April 8-9, 1992, March 5-8, 1993, April 27-29, 1994, April 24-25, 1995, April 29-30, 1996, and April 7-8, 1997. Responsible for development of a two day program including cases and software developed for the industry.

American Water Works Association, Water Utility Management Institute, Finance for Non- Financial Managers, February 23, 1989.

Transportation Construction Management Institute, Finance and Fiscal Control Segment and Finance Workshop, February 11-12, 1988, February 16-17, 1989, and February 12-13, 1990. Responsible for development of one-and-a-half day program in Finance with an emphasis on integration with the two week program.

Program on Capital Expenditure Evaluation, Designed for Pittston Coal Group, Inc. and delivered through the Management Development Center, March 9 - 13, 1987 and March 16 - 20, 1987. Responsible for development and delivery of entire five-day program.

Management Development Institute, Capital Budgeting and Problem Solving with the Personal Computer, May 20 - 23, 1986, May 12 - 15, June 9 - 12, 1987, November 15 - 18, 1988, May 9-12, 1989, November 27 - December 1, 1989, and April 9-13, 1990. Responsible for development of material, software, and cases for three-and-one-half days of the program.

Capital Budgeting Program for Pittston Coal Group, Inc.. Designed and delivered five day program through Management Development Center, November 18 - 21, 1985, December 16 - 19, 1985, and February 18 - 21, 1986.

Management Development Institute, One day presentation on Capital Budgeting, May 23, 1985.

Seminar for Elderhostel Program at Salisbury State College, Two day program, "Economic Survival Under Uncertain Conditions," June, 1982.

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Articles - Refereed:

"Early Privatization in Romania: The Period of Management and Employee Buyouts - 1991 to 1995," Eastern European Economics, Vol. 37, No. 6, 1999, pp. 35-53, (G. R. Thompson and C. Valsan).

"Ethics and the Ivory Tower: The Case of Academic Departments of Finance," Teaching Business Ethics, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1998, pp. 17-34, (K. R. Evans, S. P. Ferris and G. R. Thompson).

"The Influence of Pension Obligations and Other Postretirement Benefits on Primary Bond Pricing," Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol.14, No. 2, 1998, pp. 95-108, (J. Maher and G. R. Thompson).

"Tax Reform and Gifts by the Well-Off," National Tax Journal, Vol. 49, No. 2, 1996, pp. 215- 233, (C. J. O'Neil, R. S. Steinberg, and G. R. Thompson).

"Seasoned Equity Offerings for New Investment and the Information Content of Insider Trades," Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1996, pp. 91-103, (D. J. Johnson, J. Serrano, and G. R. Thompson).

"Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America: An Application to Guyana," Journal of International Development Banking, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1995, pp. 29-35, (S. P. Ferris, G. R. Thompson, and C. Valsan).

"An Initial Investigation of the Impact of the Source and Sequence of Information in Primary Equity Offerings," Financial Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1995, pp. 23-40, (V. A. Bonomo, D. J. Johnson, and G. R. Thompson).

"Foreign Direct Investment in an Emerging Market Economy: The Case of Romania," Eastern European Economics, Vol. 32, No. 4, 1994, pp. 81-95, (S. P. Ferris, G. R. Thompson, and C. Valsan).

"An Empirical Investigation of Preferred Stock Issuance by Utilities," Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1992-1993, pp. 100-108, (B. Fuller and G. R. Thompson).

"Management Development Programs in U.S. Universities," Continuing Higher Education Review, Vol. 56, No. 3, 1992, pp. 127-135, (J. E. Littlefield, P. Peverly, and G. R. Thompson).

"The Shelf Registration of Debt and Self Selection Bias," Journal of Finance, Vol. 45, No. 1, 1990, pp. 275-287, (D. S. Allen, R. E. Lamy, and G. R. Thompson).

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 28, No. 3, p. 1540.

"Dual Bond Ratings: A Test of the Certification Function of Rating Agencies," Financial Review, Vol. 25, No. 3, 1990, pp. 457-471, (G. R. Thompson and P. Vaz).

"Socialist Structural Gaps: A Simultaneous Inference Analysis," Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 71, No. 4, 1989, pp. 693-698, (S. G. Grubaugh, A. J. Stollar, and G. R. Thompson).

"Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions of Appreciated Property," Journal of the American Taxation Association, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1989, pp. 44-53, (C. J. O'Neil, W. E. Seago, and G. R. Thompson).

"Shareholder Wealth and Stock Repurchases by Bank Holding Companies," Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1989, pp. 3-25, (R. S. Billingsley, D. R. Fraser, and G. R. Thompson).

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 27, No. 3, p. 1503.

"Risk Premia and the Pricing of Primary Issue Bonds," Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1988, pp. 585-601, (R. E. Lamy and G. R. Thompson).

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 2024.

"The Choice Among Debt, Equity, and Convertible Bonds: An Empirical Study," Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1988, pp. 43-55, (R. S. Billingsley, R. E. Lamy, and G. R. Thompson).

"Participation in Individual Retirement Accounts: An Empirical Investigation," National Tax Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, 1987, pp. 617-624, (C. J. O'Neil and G. R. Thompson).

Reply:

"Taxation and IRA Participation: A Response to Long," National Tax Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4, 1988, pp. 591-593, (C. J. O'Neil and G. R. Thompson).

"Agency Costs and Alternative Call Provisions: An Empirical Investigation," Financial Management, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1987, pp. 37-44, (D. S. Allen, R. E. Lamy, and G. R. Thompson).

"Shelf Registration: Competition and Market Flexibility," Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1987, pp. 181-206, (D. S. Kidwell, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Utilization of Direct and Indirect Estimates of Real GDP Per Capita: Implications of the Errors in the Variables Model," The Economic Journal, Vol. 97, No. 386, 1987, pp. 468-478, (A. J. Stollar, S. G. Grubaugh, and G. R. Thompson).

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 2168.

"The Reaction of Defense Industry Stocks to World Events," Akron Business and Economic Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1987, pp. 40-47, (R. S. Billingsley, R. E. Lamy, and G. R. Thompson).

"A Comparative Systems Approach to Sectorial Employment Shares," Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 11, 1987, pp. 62-80, (A. J. Stollar and G. R. Thompson).

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 25, No. 3, p. 1659.

"The Mexican Debt Crisis, The IMF, and the Efficiency of Bank Share Prices," Studies in Banking and Finance, supplement to the Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 3, 1986, pp. 203-217, (R. E. Lamy, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Valuation of Primary Issue Convertible Bonds," Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1986, pp. 251-259, (R. S. Billingsley, R. E. Lamy, and G. R. Thompson).

Abridged Reprint: The Chartered Financial Analyst's Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 66-68.

"Penn Square, Problem Loans, and Insolvency Risk," Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1986, pp. 103-111, (R. E. Lamy and G. R. Thompson).

"Eurodollar Bonds, Alternative Financing for U.S. Companies: A Correction," Financial Management, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1986, pp. 78-79, (D. S. Kidwell, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Hedging Shelf Registrations," The Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1986, pp. 11-27, (D. M. Chance, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Eurodollar Bonds: Alternative Financing for U.S. Companies," Financial Management, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1985, pp. 18-27, (D. S. Kidwell, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Explaining Yield Savings on New Convertible Bond Issues," Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 24, No. 3, 1985, pp. 92-104, (R. S. Billingsley, R. E. Lamy, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 1083.

"The Rule 415 Experiment: Equity Markets," Journal of Finance, Vol. 40, No. 5, 1985, pp. 1385-1401, (S. Bhagat, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

Abridged Reprint: The Chartered Financial Analyst's Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 18-19.

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 1050.

"Determinants of Stock Repurchases by Bank Holding Companies," Journal of Bank Research, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1985, pp. 128-135, (R. S. Billingsley and G. R. Thompson).

"The Influence of SEC Rule 415 on Bond Issuing Costs," The Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1985, pp. 17-22, (M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Split Ratings and Bond Reoffering Yields," Financial Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1985, pp. 59-65, (R. S. Billingsley, R. E. Lamy, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Primary Market Pricing of Convertible Preferred Stock," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1985, pp. 73-80, (M. W. Marr and G. R. Thompson).

Abstracted: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 535.

"The Influence of Offering Yield on Underwriting Spread," The Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1984, pp. 323-328, (M. W. Marr and G. R. Thompson).

"SEC Rule 415 - The Ultimate Competitive Bid," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1984, pp. 183-195, (D. S. Kidwell, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

Abridged Reprint: The Chartered Financial Analyst's Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 80-81.

"The Pricing of New Convertible Bond Issues," Financial Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1984, pp. 31-37, (M. W. Marr and G. R. Thompson).

Abridged Reprint: The Chartered Financial Analyst's Digest, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 19-20.

"An Empirical Test of an International Model of Relative Tertiary Employment," Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 31, No. 4, 1983, pp. 775-785, (G. R. Thompson and A. J. Stollar).

"The Relationship Between Labor Force Participation and Service Sector Employment," Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1975, pp. 61-65, (G. R. Thompson and H. A. Black).

Replies:

"The Relationship Between Labor Force Participation and Service Sector Employment: A Reply to Warren and Gilroy," Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1976, pp. 419-421, (G. R. Thompson and H. A. Black).

"The Relationship Between Labor Force Participation and Service Sector Employment: A Reply to Wheat and Additional Results," Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1977, pp. 467-471.

Journal Articles - Non-refereed:

"Tax Rates, Taxes Due, and IRA Contributions," Tax Notes, Vol. 56, No. 5, August 3, 1992, pp. 643-650, (T. J. Hogan, C. J. O'Neil, and G. R. Thompson).

"Pre-announcement of Charges in the S & P 500 Index: Tests for Price and Volume Pressure," Financial Management Letters, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1991, pp. 7-8, (D. S. Allen and G. R. Thompson).

"Shelf Registration and the Utility Industry," Public Utilities Fortnightly, Vol. 115, No. 4, 1985, pp. 41-43, (D. S. Kidwell, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"SEC Rule 415: Do Utilities Save Issue Costs?" Public Utilities Fortnightly, Vol. 111, No. 12, 1983, pp. 62-63, (M. W. Marr and G. R. Thompson).

"Textbooks in Management, Marketing, and Finance: An Analysis of Readability," The Journal of Business Education, Vol. 57, No. 4, 1982, pp. 149-151, (D. J. Gallagher and G. R. Thompson).

"A Readability Analysis of Selected Introductory Economics Textbooks," The Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1981, pp. 60-63, (D. J. Gallagher and G. R. Thompson).

Proceedings:

"Participation in Individual Retirement Accounts: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation," Proceedings of the Arthur Young, University of Oklahoma, Conference on Contemporary Tax Research, October 15-16, 1987, (C. J. O'Neil and G. R. Thompson).

"The Mexican Debt Crisis, The IMF, and the Efficiency of Bank Share Prices," Proceedings of the 1986 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, November, 1986, pp. 455-456, (R. E. Lamy, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Shelf Registration: Competition and Market Flexibility," Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting, April 24-27, 1985, Williamsburg, Va., The Financial Review, Vol. 20, No. 3, pg. 69, (D. S. Kidwell, M. W. Marr, and G. R. Thompson).

"Rule 415: Empirical Results of the Experiment," Proceedings, Seminar on the Analysis of Security Prices, University of Chicago, Vol. 28, No. 2, 1983, pp. 35-63, (M. W. Marr and G. R. Thompson).

Other Publications:

"Notes on Tax Deferred Savings Plans," Chapter 3, in Tax Deferred Retirement Plans -- What is Their Impact on Net Savings and the Demand for Increases in Social Security Benefits?, a Monograph by Cherie Jeanne O'Neil, Blacksburg, Va., July 1986.

SELECTED OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Numerous presentations at Financial Management Association, Southern Finance Association, and Eastern finance Association

GRANTS:

Funding from Peat Marwick Foundation, "An Examination of the Impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on Charitable Contributions of Appreciated Property," Joint principal: Cherie J. O'Neil, Amount: $18,800, Summer 1989.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (International and Educational):

"International Programs in Business," member of panel, Eastern Academy of Management, Prague, Czech Republic, June, 1999.

"The Asian Financial Crisis and Its Influence on World Capital Markets," presented at Black Sea State Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, April 24, 1998.

"Management and Employee Buyouts In the Context of Mass Privatization in Romania," (G. R. Thompson and C. Valsan) presented at the Istanbul Stock Exchange, Istanbul, Turkey, April 28, 1998.

"Ethics and the Ivory Tower: The Case of Business Schools," (K. R. Evans, S. P. Ferris, and G. R. Thompson) presented at the Financial Management Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, October, 1997.

"On Insider Privatization in Romania," (G. R. Thompson and C. Valsan) presented at the Southern Finance Association, Key West, Florida, November 1996.

"Special Panel Session - Study Abroad," member of panel, Southern Finance Association, Charleston, South Carolina, December 1994.

"Business Programs in United States Universities," presented at the International Conference on Business Education, Ulyanovsk Polytechnic Institute, Ulyanovsk, Russia, May 7, 1993.

EDITORIAL AND OTHER SERVICE:

ASSOCIATE EDITOR:

Financial Decisions, 2002 - present

Financial Review, 1992 - 2002

AD HOC REVIEWER:

Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Decision Sciences; Financial Management; Financial Review; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Comparative Economics; Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Futures Markets; Quarterly Journal of Business and Finance; Review of Economics and Statistics; Public Finance Quarterly; Journal of Applied Business Research, Global Finance Journal.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:

Department:

Member - Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1982 - 1985, 1988 - 1991, 2006 - 2007.

Chairman - Graduate Curriculum Committee, 1988 - 1989.

Chairman - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1985 - 1988.

Member - Executive Committee, 1983 - 1988.

Member - Personnel Committee, 1985 - 1988, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1996.

Member - Department Head Evaluation Committee, 1985.

Member - Ph.D. Policy Committee, 1986 - 1989.

Member - Student and Faculty Awards Committee, 1986 - 1989, 1993 - 1995.

Member - Chairperson Search Committee, 1990 - 1991.

College:

Chair - Steering Committee, 1994 International Conference: Economies in Transition.

Member - Subcommittee of University Building Committee, 1983 - 1984.

Departmental Liaison - College of Business Advising Staff, 1984 - 1992.

Member - Continuing Education Committee, 1985 - 1987, 1988 - 1995.

Chairman - Continuing Education Committee, 1989 - 1995.

Member - Graduate Studies Committee, 1987 - 1988.

Member - College Wine Award Committee (Teaching Excellence), 1988 - 2001.

Chairman - College Wine Award Committee (Teaching Excellence), 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992.

Member - College Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1993 - 1994.

University:

Member - Commision on Outreach and International Programs, 2003 - 2006.

Member - Faculty Senate Review Committee, 1997 - present.

Member - Graduate Specialization Committee in International Development, 1994-present.

Member - Commission on Budgets and Planning, 1992 - 1993.

Member - President's Interim Committee for a Budget Reduction Plan, 1990 - 1992.

Member - Supervisory Committee, Virginia Tech Employee's Federal Credit Union, April, 1985 - June, 1986.

Member - University Senate Committee on the solution of the long-term parking problem, 1986 - 1987.

Member - Faculty Senate, 1988 - 1991.

Member - University Employee Benefits Committee, 1988 - 1991.

Chair - University Employee Benefits Committee, 1989 - 1991.

Member - University Wine Award Committee, 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992.

Member - Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Personnel Resources/Employee Relations, 1989.

Member - Faculty Interview Committee, Provost Search, 1989.

Member - Committee to Enhance the Corps of Cadets, 1989 - 1991.

Salisbury State College:

Member - Search Committee, Associate Academic Vice President, 1981 - 1982.

Bentley College:

Member - Advisory Board for Sloan Grant in Municipal Finance, 1976 - 1978.

Member - College-wide Task Force for review of Core requirements for B.S. degrees in Business, 1978 - 1979.

Member - Economics-Finance Internship Program Committee, 1976 - 1979.

SERVICE TO STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University:

Faculty Advisor, Finance Club, Student Chapter of Financial Management Association, 1984-1985.

Faculty Brother, Alpha Kappa Psi, 1984 - present.

Faculty Advisor, Alpha Kappa Psi, 1985 - 1995.

Participant - Alpha Kappa Psi Mideast Regional Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 8-9, 1986.

Participant - Alpha Kappa Psi Mideast Regional Conference, Washington, D.C., November 11-12, 1988.

Salisbury State College:

Founding Faculty Advisor, Delta Mu Delta, (National Honor Society in Business Administration), Delta Alpha Chapter, 1981-1982.

Faculty Advisor, Business and Economics Professional Society, 1980-1982.

Bentley College:

Founding Faculty Advisor, Omicron Delta Epsilon, (International Economics Honor Society), Pi Chapter of Massachusetts, 1977-1979.

Faculty Advisor, Bentley College Football Club, 1976-1979.

Faculty Advisor, Bentley College Economics and Finance Club, 1977-1979.

Faculty Advisor, Sigma Gamma Delta Social Fraternity, 1977-1979.

COURSES TAUGHT:

Undergraduate:

International Finance; Advanced Financial Management (Finance Cases); Corporate Finance; Financial Institutions; Financial Intermediation; Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory; Investments; Mathematical Economics; Personal Finance; Principles of Economics; Public Finance; Urban and Regional Economics.

Graduate:

International Finance, Corporate Finance; Fundamentals of Finance; Finance Cases; Investment Banking and Securities Regulation.


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