Ph.D. University of Kansas
M.B.A. University of North Texas
B.S. University of California, Davis (Phi Beta Kappa)
Areas of Expertise:
Corporate finance, specializing in models for valuing real assets
Courses I Teach:
- Capital Budgeting
- Strategic Valuation
My research focuses on the practical implementation of the real options approach to capital budgeting and managerial decision-making. My most recent publications include: "Real Option Perceptions Among Project Managers" in Risk Management (2011); "Strategic Implications of Valuation: Evidence from Valuing Growth Options" in Advances in Strategic Management (2007); and "The DCF Approach to Capital Budgeting Decision-Making" in Managing Enterprise Risk: What the Electric Industry Experience Implies for Contemporary Business (2006).
Diane Lander, associate professor of business administration and accounting, is co-author of a paper recently accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Risk Management. The paper is titled “Real Option Perceptions Among Project Managers,” and Diane’s co-author is David N. Ford, associate engineering professor at Texas A&M University.