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David Leonard

Professor Emeritus

Finance


Profile

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Finance, 1976
  • M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Finance, 1973
  • B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Finance, 1970

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Financial Analyst, J.M. Smucker Company (May, 1979–August, 1979).
  • 1994: Expert Witness Testimony on Warrant Valuation
  • 1992: Expert Witness on Financial Valuation (various years)

Recent Publications

  • Leonard, D. C., Nixon, T. D., & Shull, D. M. (2005). Marketing Closed-End Fund IPOs: An Analysis of the International Stock Funds. Financial Review, 40 (4), 497-518.
  • Leonard, D. C. & Shull, D. M. (2003). Impact of the 1987 Stock Market Crash on Domestic and International Closed-End Fund Discounts. International Journal of Business Research, 7 (1), 61-81.
  • Leonard, D. C. & Shull, D. M. (1997). Investor Sentiment and the International Closed-End Stock Funds. International Journal of Business Research, 4 (1), 1-18.
  • Leonard, D. C. & Shull, D. M. (1996). Investor Sentiment and the Closed-End Funds: Impact of the January Effect. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 36, 171-126.
  • Leonard, D. C. & Solt, M. E. (1990). On Using the Black-Scholes Model to Value Warrants. Journal of Financial Research, 13, 81-92.

Honors & Awards

  • 2006: Who's Who of Business Education, Academic Keys.
  • 2006, 2005, 2001: Associated Student Government Honored Professor
  • 2006, 2005, 2001: Miami University Associated Student Government.
  • 2005: Listed for publications in research journals, Scholars Universe.
  • 2000: Certificate of Excellence in Instruction of MBAs, 2000, Miami University MBA Program.
  • 1993: Farmer School of Business Administration Teaching Award,
  • 1990: Delta Sigma Pi Professor of the Year Award, Delta Sigma Pi–Miami Chapter.
  • 1988: Beta Gamma Sigma Distinguished Faculty Award, 1988: Beta Gamma Sigma–Miami Chapter.

Professional Interests

  • Research: Mutual Funds, Closed-End Funds and ETFs
  • Teaching: Investments, Portfolio Management and International Financial Markets

Areas of Expertise

  • International finance
  • Investments

Biography

David Leonard’s career at Miami University began in 1974 after earning a B.S. and M.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, when he served as an instructor while completing his Ph.D. in Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Leonard’s areas of specialization are investments and international portfolio management as evidence by his publications in such journals as the Financial Review, International Journal of Business Research, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Business Research, Review of Economics and Business Research. Among his more recent teaching awards is recognition as an Associated Student Government Honored Professor in 2001 and 2005.

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