Sara Bennett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Finance

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, 2012
  • MBA, Augusta State University, 2005
  • BBA in Accounting, Augusta State University, 2003

Experience

  • Visiting Instructor, Cleveland State University, 2010-2011
  • Teaching Fellow, Kent State University, 2006-2011
  • Financial Analyst, Club Car, 2005

Publications, Presentations, and Research

  • "An Empirical Analysis of Employee Attitudes in Service Sector," with Atul Gupta, Meghan Moss, and Angela Satya Gupta, International Journal of Human Resource Studies, 28, no. 4 (2013).
  • "An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of MBA Programs on Organizational Success," with Atul Gupta, International Journal of Human Resource Studies, 28, no. 4 (April 2013).
  • "Is It a Spoof?  An Empirical Analysis of Possible Spoofing Orders in Equity Index Futures Contracts," Cambridge, UK., July 2013.
  • "An Empirical Analysis of Nurses Job Satisfaction in Hospital," with Atul Gupta, Meghan Moss, Joe Turek. Cambridge, UK., July 2013.
  • "Initial Intra-day Analysis of Eurex Data," (with Mark Holder, Michael Tomas, and Shengxiong Wu), presented at Eurex, Chicago, Ill., July 2010.
  • "Hedging and Firm Value for U.S. Natural Gas Distributors," Eastern Finance Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Fla., 2008.
  • "Hedging and Firm Value for U.S. Natural Gas Distributors," Finance Research Seminar Series, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, March 2008.
  • Research in progress: "Intraday Futures Roll Analysis and Orderbook Dynamics," with Mark Holder, Michael Tomas, and Shengxiong Wu.
  • Research in progress: "Large Trade and Order Dynamics of Equity Index Futures," with Mark Holder, Michael Tomas, and Shengxiong Wu.

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Best Research Paper award in Finance, for "Hedging and Firm Value for U.S. Natural Gas Distributors," Kent State University, 2008
  • Outstanding MBA Student, Augusta State University, 2005
  • Georgia Society of CPA's Certificate of Academic Excellence, Augusta State University, 2003

Professional Affiliations and Service

  • Discussant, Cambridge Business & Economics Conference, July 2013.
  • Session Chair, Cambridge Business & Economics Conference, July 2013.
  • Member, Financial Management Association International
  • Member, Eastern Finance Association
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi national honor society
  • Editorial Assistant, Review of Futures Markets, 2006
  • Discussant, Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2008; Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Session Chair, Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting, 2008
Phone: 
434.544.8844
Email: 
bennett.se@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Schewel 355