Howard Finch


Dean Finch

Contact Information

Phone: 726-2364
Fax: 726-2464
Office: Dwight Beeson Hall 326

Biographical Information


Howard Finch joined the Brock School of Business as Dean and Professor of Finance in July 2011.  He previously served at Florida Gulf Coast University for 11 years, holding the Alico Chair in Financial Management and Planning and serving administratively as department chair, associate dean,and acting dean of the Lutgert College of Business.  He also served for nine years on the finance faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and five years in private sector sales.  He is a graduate of the University of North Georgia and Mercer University, and holds a PhD in finance from the University of Alabama.

 Teaching and Research

An active scholar, Dean Finch has co-authored more than 45 peer-reviewed papers in areas ranging from asset valuation, option pricing, real estate finance, entrepreneurship and finance pedagogy.  He teaches in the areas of entrepreneurial finance and money and capital markets.

 Community Service

Dean Finch serves on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham and the Business Council of Alabama.  He has served on the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association, and is a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2013.


Dean Finch and his wife Kathy have two children, Ashley and Austin.  They live in Vestavia Hills and are members of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church.


Ph.D Finance, University of Alabama
MBA, Finance, Mercer University
BBA, Economics and Finance, North Georgia College and State University