Assistant Professor, Finance
Jonathan Handy is a finance faculty member at Furman University. He has spent the majority of his life in the Midwest and Southeast United States. His passions include promoting interactive classroom learning, creating opportunities for community engagement, and introducing students to important finance concepts. He is a product of the liberal arts environment and greatly appreciates the importance of a business degree grounded within the liberal arts. He met his wife Amy while attending graduate school at the University of Alabama and, despite that, is a large University of Alabama Football fan. Roll Tide! He has two sons and three greyhounds (Bolt, Jett, and Doobie) and is expecting a baby girl soon.
- Ph.D., University of Alabama
- B.A., University of Chicago
According to Plato, “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.” To some, this statement is a simple observation of cause and effect; however, to me it is a noble call to arms. As an educator, I am not simply a physician struggling to cure ignorance or a vending machine that dispenses a fact or guidance for financial compensation and the press of a button. As an educator, I am a partner with the many who choose to be my students. It is a privilege and not a right that I have been given. On the one hand, I have the power to ignite passions, create opportunity, bolster confidence, and improve lives. On the other hand, I have the capacity to dull the senses, hinder personal growth, instill or further strengthen insecurities, and encourage apathy. I choose the former.
- “Should Investors Care About Mutual Fund Governance Quality: Evidence From Morningstar Stewardship Ratings?” with Thomas Smythe and Hunter Nichols, 2018 Forthcoming Journal of Wealth Management.
- “Hedge Fund Activism and Share Repurchases,” 2015 Banking and Finance Review