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									VITA W M. S T E V E N SMITH

BUSINESS ADDRESS College of Business Administration P.O. Box 5137 North Dakota State University Fargo, ND 58105 E-mail: wm.smith@ndsu.nodak.edu AREAS OF INTEREST Teaching: Research: Other:

HOME ADDRESS 1723 South 49th Street Fargo, ND 58103 Home ph: (701) 492-2789 Bus. ph: (701) 231-8128

Investments, Derivatives, Corporate Finance, and Real Estate Finance and Investment Assessment of Investment Risk, Capital Structure, Leasing, Real Estate Finance, and applications of Option Pricing Theory Engineering Mathematics, Electrostatics, Electrodynamics, and Electromagnetic phenomena

EDUCATION Ph.D., Business Administration, Dec. 1988, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. M.A., Finance, June 1986, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. M.B.A., Real Estate, Aug. 1981, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. B.S., Forest Resources, June 1973, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. RECENT EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE (References available upon request) 1998- : Associate Professor of Finance, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. 1992-98: Associate Professor of Finance (tenured), Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. 1991-92: Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. 1988-91: Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 1986-88: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. Academic Courses Taught: Advanced Corporate Finance (graduate), Theory of Investment (Ph.D), Investments and Portfolio Theory (graduate and undergraduate), Options and Futures (undergraduate), Financial Management (graduate and undergraduate), and Real Estate Finance and Investment (graduate and undergraduate)


"Measuring Investment Risk Based on Tail Thickness," co-authored with Reza Noubary. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Volume 16 (January 2001). "An Option-Based Approach to Portfolio Performance Evaluation," co-authored with Stephen Kokoska. Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Volume 5 (1998); Cheng-few Lee and Son N. Chen, editors; JAI Press. "An Option-Based Analysis of Income-Equity Participation Loans." Research in Finance, Volume 15 (1997); Andrew Chen, editor; JAI Press. "Tax Rules and the Sale and Leaseback of Corporate Real Estate," coauthored with Jaime Alvayay and Ronald Rutherford. Real Estate Economics (formerly AREUEA Journal), Volume 23 (Summer 1995). "Risk and the Miller Equilibrium: Capital Structure Choice With Risk Averse Investors," co-authored with James Conover. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Volume 3 (September 1993). "The Default Risk Structure of Interest Rates: The Case of Coupon Debt," co-authored with Leonard V. Zumpano. Advances in Futures and Options Research, Volume 6 (1993); Don Chance and Robert Trippi, editors; JAI Press. PUBLICATIONS: OTHER

"An Analysis of the Factors Affecting a Lender's Contingent Interest in Participating Mortgages," co-authored with Jaime Alvayay. Paper summary appears in Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute (WDSI), April 2000, pp. 422-424. Articles of pedagogical orientation have appeared in Southern Review of Political Economy (1987), New York Economic Review (1992), and Journal of Retail Banking (1992). SELECTED UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH "Deductible IRA versus Roth IRA: A Rigorous Formal Analysis." Manuscript currently under review at Journal of Applied Finance (formerly Financial Practice and Education). “An Empirical Investigation of Option-adjusted Realized Return (ORR),” coauthored with Charles Harter. Manuscript currently under revision for second review at Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. “Bond Selection for Managed Portfolios.” Manuscript currently under review at Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. “A Model for Valuation of Performance Incentive Contracts.” Working paper in process. "Effect of Executive Stock Option Compensation on Corporate Financial Decisions," co-authored with Charles Harter. Working paper in process. SELECTED RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES, AWARDS, ETC. Presented working paper entitled “An Empirical Investigation of Optionadjusted Realized Return (ORR)” at annual meeting of Financial Management Association International, October 2001, Toronto, Canada. Presented working paper entitled “Bond Spreads and Trading Rules” (since renamed “Bond Selection for Managed Portfolios”) at annual meeting of Midwest Finance Association (MFA), Chicago, IL, March-April 2000. Other current professional development activity: tional Member of FMA Interna-




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