R.V. and A.F. Oliver Professor of Investment Management
Department of Finance
Pamplin College of Business
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Office: Pamplin 2126/1016
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Education and Certification:
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1985
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management, 1977
B.B.M., Banaras Hindu University, 1974
Dr. Kumar teaches courses in Investments, Derivative Securities, and International Finance in the undergraduate and MBA programs. For excellence in teaching, he has received several teaching awards, including the Virginia Tech Teaching Excellence Award, MBA Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Warren Lloyd Holtzman Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.
Dr. Kumar's areas of research include Investments, Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, Market Microstructure, and Empirical Research Methods in Finance. He has published research articles in several Finance journals including journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Dr. Kumar has served the Finance Department and the Pamplin College in a variety of ways including serving as the Director of the Ph.D. program, and serving on the Department and College Promotion and Tenure Committees. He was the Interim Department Head of the Department of Finance from July 2000 to December 2002.