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Melissa Kaye Woodley, PhD, CFA

Associate Professor

Economics and Finance

Melissa Woodley

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

Melissa Kaye Woodley, PhD, CFA

Associate Professor

Economics and Finance

Dr. Woodley is an associate professor of finance at Creighton University. Dr. Woodley has 18 years of experience teaching at both the undergraduate and masters levels, including courses in corporate finance, investments, fixed income and derivatives. Her primary research focus is bond market liquidity and the impact of information revelation in bond markets, and she has published a number of refereed academic journal articles in this area.

Dr. Woodley earned her PhD in Finance from the University of Alabama in 2007, an MA in Finance with a concentration in financial risk management from the University of Alabama in 2002, and a BS in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999. She has been a CFA Charterholder since 2012. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Woodley was an investment analyst and portfolio manager for a major regional bank.

Awards and Honors

  • Cahill Award for Excellence, Heider College of Business, 2018
  • Brock School of Business Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

Research Focus

Information Revelation and Liquidity in Corporate Bond Markets Style Investing

Department

Economics and Finance

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Financial Review
    Woodley, Melissa , Peter DaDalt, and John R. Wingender, Jr., The price and volume response to earnings in the corporate bond market.
    54(4), November 2020, p. 669-696 2020
  • Quarterly Journal of Finance & Accounting
    Woodley, M., S. Jones, and J. Reburn, The "Fear Index" and the Effectiveness of the Piotroski Model 2018
  • Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge
    Wingender, J and Woodley, M. The Impact of Liquidity on Corporate Bond Yield Spreads
    23(2), p. 25-32 2018
  • Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge
    Wingender, JR and Woodley, MK. Over-the-Counter Bonds and the Stock Price Response to Earnings Announcements.
    21(2), p. 31-38 2016
  • Academy of Economics and Finance Journal
    Pettengill, GN, Thelen, N, and Woodley, MK. The Piotroski Screen Reexamined: Seasonal and Structural Change.
    6, p. 117-130 2015
  • Journal of Applied Finance
    Woodley, M., Flushed Away: The Jefferson County, Alabama Sewer Debt Crisis
    22(1), p. 6-18 2012
  • Journal of Accounting and Finance
    Woodley, M., Jones, S., Reburn, J. Value stocks and Accounting Screens: Has a Good Rule Gone Bad?
    11(4), p. 87-104 2011
  • Journal of Trading
    Woodley, M., The Cross-Section of Trading Activity in the Over-the-Counter Market for Corporate Bonds
    5(2), p. 78-91 2010

Publications

  • Proceedings of the Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting
    Woodley, M, S. Jones, and J. Reburn, The Fear Index and the Effectiveness of Accounting Screens in Selecting Value Stocks 2017
  • Proceedings of the Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting
    Woodley, M., Jones, S., Reburn, J., Revisiting the Piotroski Model: It's Not Just for Value Stocks Anymore
    51, p. 113-116 2014
  • Proceedings of the Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting
    Woodley, M., Jones, S., Reburn, J., Economic Cycles, Investor Sentiment, and the Fundamental Analysis of Value Stocks
    39, p. 111-117 2012
  • Proceedings of the Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting
    Woodley, M., Jones, S., Reburn, J., Value Stocks and Accounting Screens: Has a Good Rule Gone Bad?
    38, p. 105-111 2011
  • Proceedings of the Academy of Economics and Finance Annual Meeting
    Woodley, M., Jones, S., Reburn, J., Fundamental Analysis and Value Stocks: Do Accounting Screens Work in a Down Market?
    37, p. 65-70 2010

Presentations

  • Eastern Finance Association presentation of "Price and Volume Reaction to Earnings Announcements in the Over-the-Counter Corporate Bond Market", Jacksonville, FL 2017
  • Woodley, M., Jones, S., Reburn, J., Academy of Economics and Finance; Revisiting the Piotroski Model: It's Not Just for Value Stocks Anymore 2013
  • Woodley, M., DaDalt, P., Financial Management Association; Intra-Industry Effects of Bankruptcy: Evidence from the Corporate Bond Market 2012
  • Woodley, M., DaDalt, P., Nguyen, L., Eastern Finance Association; Do Management Earnings Forecasts Affect Corporate Bond Markets? 2012
  • Woodley, M., DaDalt, P., Nguyen, L., Southern Finance Association; do Management Earnings Forecasts Affect Corporate Bond Markets? 2011
  • Woodley, M., DaDalt, P., Nguyen, L., Financial Management Association; Do Management Earnings Forecasts Affect Corporate Bond Markets? 2011
  • Woodley, M., Jones, S., Reburn, J., Academy of Economics and Finance; Value Stocks and Accounting Screens: Has a good Rule Gone Bad? 2011
  • Woodley, M., Thornton, J., Academy of Economics and Finance; Municipal Credit Contagion 2011
  • Woodley, M., Helms, S., Sutton, B., Khodneva, Y., Academy of Economics and Finance; Do Precursor Laws Matter? An Investigation into the Methamphetamine Market in the U.S. 2011
  • Alabama Automated Clearing House Association Annual Conference: Essentials of Treasury Managment 2010
  • Panelist at Samford University: Financial Reform After the Wall Street Meltdown 2010
  • Woodley, M., DaDalt, P., Eastern Finance Association; Credit Market Spillovers from Bankruptcy Announcements: An Analysis Using TRACE 2010
  • Woodley, M., DaDalt, P., Southern Finance Association; Credit Market Spillovers from Bankruptcy Announcements: An Analysis Using TRACE 2009
  • Eastern Finance Association; Nondefault Components of Corporate Bond Yield Spreads: Evidence from TRACE 2009
  • Midwestern Finance Association; Nondefault Components of Corporate bond Yield Spreads; Evidence from TRACE 2009

Awards

  • Cahill Award for Excellence
    Heider College of Business
  • Brock School of Business Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching