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Lee M . Dunham, PhD, CFA

Chair, Economics and Finance

Professor

Lee Dunham

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Heider College of Business
Economics & Finance - Business
Business Administration DBA (Doctorate)
Business Administration MBA (Master's)
Finance (Master's)
Investment Management and Financial Analysis (Master's)
Graduate School
HARP - Harper Center for Student Life & Learn

Lee M . Dunham, PhD, CFA

Chair, Economics and Finance

Professor

Dr. Lee Dunham is a professor of finance and the Department Chair of economics and finance at Creighton University Heider College of Business.  The classes he teaches include Managerial Finance, Equity Analysis and Applied Finance Research.  He is passionate about teaching and committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice in the classroom, an idea that he believes was missing from his finance courses during his undergraduate and graduate studies.

After working in the private sector for nearly ten years, Dr. Dunham chose to pursue a career in academia.  He says, “My best days at work in the finance industry could never compete with the strong sense of achievement I feel when I witness a student’s ‘light-bulb moment’ during class.”

His ongoing research interests include FinTech, mutual funds, agency theory and payout policy.

Dr. Dunham received his BSBA in Finance and his MBA from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, his MS in Financial Economics from the University of New Orleans and his PhD in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  He has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  In addition to academia, Dr. Dunham enjoys traveling, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, watching live sporting events and spending time with his family. 

Awards and Honors

  • Creighton Graduate Business Faculty Member of the Year, 2015
  • Cahill Award for Excellence, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • FMA Superior Faculty Advisor, 2012-2020

Department

Economics and Finance

Position

Professor

Books

  • CFA Institute Investment Fundamentals Curriculum
    Dunham, L., Singal, V., Equity Securities (Chapter 9) 2013
  • CFA Institute Investment Fundamentals Curriculum
    Dunham, L., Singal, V., Debt Securities (Chapter 10). 2013
  • Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions
    Dunham, L., York, A.S., Ahn, M., Verticle vs. Horizontal Integration in the Biopharma Industry: The Link between Acquisition Announcements and Stock Market Performance (Book Chapter)
    10, p. 121-143 2012
  • The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies: Translating Market
    Dunham, L., Momentum: The Technical Analysis Anomaly, (Chapter 8) in The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies: Translating Market Inefficiencies into Effective Investment Strategies., p. 173-204 2011

Articles

  • Managerial Finance
    , Dunham, L., Garcia, J., Measuring the Effect of Investor Sentiment on Liquidity
    47, p. 59-85 2021
  • Journal of Wealth Management
    , Dunham, L., Washer, K., Using Life Tables for Retirement Planning
    23, p. 28-36 2020
  • Journal of Economics & Finance
    , Dunham, L., Does a CEO's Hedging Ability Affect the Firm's Capital Structure?
    42(3), p. 615-630 2018
  • Journal of Business Ethics
    Dunham, L., Jorgensen, R., Washer, K., Securities Lending Activities in Mutual Funds and ETFs: Ethical Considerations
    139(1), p. 21-28 2016
  • Journal of Wealth Management
    Dunham, L., Simpson, T.H., An Analysis of the Impact of Securities Lending on the Performance of ETF's
    17(4), p. 75-84 2015
  • Managerial Finance
    Dunham, L., DeFusco, R.A., Geppert, J.M., An Empirical Analysis of the Dynamic Relation among Investment, Earnings and Dividends
    40(2), p. 118-136 2014
  • Journal of Business Ethics
    Dunham, L., Washer, K., The Ethics of Hedging by Executives
    111(2), p. 157-164 2013
  • Journal of Investing
    Dunham, L., Simpson, T.H., The impact of Security Lending on Index Fund Performance
    21(2), p. 9-16 2012
  • Journal of Economics & Finance
    Dunham, L., Managerial Hedging Ability and Firm Risk
    36(4), p. 882-899 2012
  • Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis
    Dunham, L., Washer, K., Inflation and Asset Class Performance
    1(3), p. 61-72 2012
  • Journal of Wealth Management
    Dunham, L., Friesen, G.C., Building A Better Mousetrap: Enhanced Dollar Cost Averaging
    15(1), p. 41-50 2012
  • Journal of Enterprising Communities, People and Places in the Global Economy
    Dunham, L., York, A.S., Ahn, M., Building a Bioeconomy in the Heartland: Bridging the Gap between Resources and Perceptions
    6(1), p. 84-100 2012
  • Journal of Index Investing
    Dunham, L., Simpson, T.H., Do Index Fund Managers Actively Trade? An Empirical Examination of S&P 500 Index Funds Around Index Changes
    1(3), p. 58-64 2010
  • Journal of Banking & Finance
    Dunham, L., Weller, P.A., Friesen, G.C., Price Trends and Patterns in Technical Analysis: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination
    33, p. 1089-1100 2009
  • North American Actuarial Journal
    Dunham, L., Friesen, G.C., An Empirical Examination of Jump Risk in U.S. Equity and Bond Markets
    11(4), p. 76-91 2007

Awards

  • Creighton Graduate Business Faculty Member of the Year, 2015
  • Cahill Award for Excellence, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • FMA Superior Faculty Advisor, 2012-2020