Professor Jesse Ellis named a University Faculty Scholar

Photo of Associate Professor Jesse Elllis, Department of Business Management

Associate Professor Jesse Elllis, Department of Business Management

Jesse Ellis, associate professor of finance in the Department of Business Management at Poole College, is one of 20 NC State University professors selected as University Faculty Scholars for 2018-19 in recognition of their academic scholarship.

Each year, approximately 20 tenured or tenure-track NC State professors are selected from among those nominated by their colleges. Honorees receive a permanent increase to their base salary to support their academic endeavors and carry the title for the duration of their faculty appointment at NC State.

Since joining Poole College in 2013 as assistant professor, Ellis has developed a strong research record, with publications in top journals in his field and recognition within the college and among peers.

His research focuses on empirical corporate finance and investment management, with a primary interest in the study of hedge funds, corporate governance, corporate disclosure and industrial organization. His recent research has focused on corruption and corporate innovation, directors who have experience with forced CEO turnovers, ideology and portfolio choice among politicians, and the role of turnaround specialists.

Ellis has published articles in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and the Journal of Accounting Research, and has been featured in business news stories published by Financial Times, the Economist, Reuters, Institutional Investor and The Business Insider.

Last summer, Ellis was one of seven Poole College professors to receive a Poole College Summer Research Award that carried the title, Poole Advisory Board Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year. He discusses his research in an article announcing that award.

Ellis received a Best Paper Award at the Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in 2014 and a Best Paper Award at the Financial Management Association conference. He also has received a Poole College Award for Research Growth and Innovation in 2015, as well as a departmental award that year.

Ellis also is receives positive reviews for his work in the classroom. He teaches equity valuation and managerial finance in the MBA program and investments and portfolio management in the college’s undergraduate programs.

Nearly 150 faculty have been named University Faculty Scholars since the program’s founding in 2012.

Poole College University Faculty Scholars

2018-19 | Jesse Ellis, associate professor of finance, Department of Business Management

2107-18 | Jeff Pollack, associate professor of entrepreneurship, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2016-17 | Fay Cobb Payton, professor of information technology and business analytics, Department of Business Management

2015-16 | Melinda Morrill, associate professor of economics, Department of Economics

2012-13 | Joe Brazel, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting

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