David Blackwell PhD
The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics’ seventh dean is Dr. David W. Blackwell. Dr. Blackwell joined the Gatton College in the spring of 2012 after his tenure as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Republic Bank/James W. Aston Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.
Before joining Texas A&M, Dr. Blackwell served as a Director in KPMG’s Forensic practice and as a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services practice. Before his consulting career, Dr. Blackwell served as a Finance professor for 13 years. From 1995 through 1998 he served as an Associate Professor of Finance at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta. Before joining Emory in September 1995, Dr. Blackwell taught at the University of Georgia from 1985 to 1993 and at the University of Houston from 1993 to 1995. He was a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon School of Business Administration in 1989.
Dr. Blackwell has authored or coauthored publications in the areas of corporate finance, accounting and the management of financial institutions, including one of the country’s leading undergraduate textbooks on financial institutions and markets, Financial Institutions, Markets, and Money (11th edition, 2012) published by Wiley. His second textbook, Modern Financial Markets, was published in December 2006. His publications have appeared in the leading scholarly journals of Finance and Accounting such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Accounting and Economics.
In 2000 Dr. Blackwell, along with his co-authors Thomas Noland and Drew Winters, was recognized as making “The Most Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature, 1995-2000” by the Journal of Accounting Research for empirical work on the economic value of auditing services. In 1990, Dr. Blackwell’s research on plant closings received an award as the “Outstanding Paper in Corporate Finance” at the meetings of the Southern Finance Association. In addition, he received the “Outstanding Teaching Award” from the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Georgia in 1986.
In addition, Dr. Blackwell has been active in professional activities, including presenting and discussing numerous papers at national and regional conferences. He has served as an ad hoc referee for numerous journals, including the most highly recognized journals in Finance and Accounting. Dr. Blackwell served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Research from 1992 to 1995 and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Research from 1994 to 1999. He served as Vice President (1997-1998) and President (1998-1999) of the Southern Finance Association.