Mendoza School of Business

Katherine Spiess

Academic Director of the Master of Science in Finance-Residential Program; Associate Professor
  397 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Awards

Katherine Spiess is currently serving her second term as academic director of the Master of Science in Finance program. She has previously served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and as Assistant Chair of the Finance department She has conducted research that has focused on the stock market impact of security offerings, and her teaching interests are mergers and acquisitions, corporate risk management, and capital allocation. She earned her B.S. and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Her distinctions and awards include an All Star Paper recognition from the Journal of Financial Economics, a Kaneb Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher in the MS-Management program, in the MBA program and in the MS-Finance program, and a BP Amoco Outstanding Teacher Award.

BS, University of Missouri
Ph D, University of Missouri

Areas of Expertise
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Financing Decisions

"Master of Science in Management Outstanding Professor Award", 2015

"Journal of Financial Economics All Star Paper", 2002

"Kaneb Teaching Award", 2001

"BP Amoco College of Business Administration Outstanding Teacher Award", 1999