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Faculty and Staff Profile

Michael Spivey

Professor of Finance

Office: 320D Sirrine Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3742

 Educational Background

University of Tennessee 1986

East Carolina University 1978

North Carolina State University 1972

 Courses Taught

Corporate Finance
Financial Institutions and Markets
Commercial Bank Management
Fixed Income Analysis
Financial Institutions Management: A Risk Management Approach


Dr. Spivey has published widely in the areas of commercial banking, corporate finance and business valuation. His work has appeared in many of the top journals in Banking and Finance such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, the Journal of Financial Research, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He has also published articles in prominent law journals and has written chapters for scholarly textbooks. He has won best paper awards at academic meetings and received grants funding some of his research efforts. He has presented numerous papers at academic and professional meetings of finance and accounting associations. His research has been widely cited in top journals in the areas of finance, economics and accounting. His work has also been referenced in news publications such as Business Week and U. S. News and World Report.

 Research Interests

Presently, his research and consulting activities focus on issues relating to business valuation and financial education.