Eller Finance Professor Named A Poets&Quants 2021 Best Undergraduate Professor


David Brown, associate professor of finance and Brian and Clara Franke Chair in Finance in the Eller College of Management, was recognized by Poets&Quants as a 2021 Best Undergraduate Professor, as part of its Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors list.

The feature details Brown’s current research, his most significant discovery, the moment he knew he wanted to be a business school professor and what he enjoys most about teaching business students.

“David is exceptionally strong in the classroom,” says Sarah Diaz, assistant dean of career and professional development for undergraduate programs in the Eller College. “Moreover, he is extremely innovative. For example, he’s developed self-grading spreadsheets that allow students to test their ability and get immediate feedback.”

Brown joined the Eller College of Management in 2014 after earning his PhD in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Colorado Boulder. His areas of research include institutional investors, asset management, price feedback and price informativeness, early-stage financing and IPOs, taxes and retirement planning. Prior to joining academia, he worked in high-frequency algorithmic trading and private student lending where he was involved in several fundraising efforts, ranging from $300,000 to $75 million.