Howard  Finch
Senior Associate Provost, Professor of Finance, Interim Director for University Fellows and Micah Fellows
Academic Affairs
Office: 218 Samford Hall
Phone: 205-726-4030


Howard Finch joined Samford's Brock School of Business as Dean and Professor of Finance in July 2011. He is currently serving as Senior Associate Provost in the Office of Academic Affairs.  He earned a B.B.A. from the University of North Georgia, an M.B.A. from Mercer University, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Alabama.

Teaching and Research

Finch has co-authored many professional and scholarly papers. His primary research interests include asset valuation, option pricing, real estate finance, entrepreneurship and applied financial theory. He regularly teaches in the areas of financial and investment management.

Community Service

Finch is a long-time volunteer and board member of Junior Achievement of Alabama.  He is a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2013.


Finch and his wife Kathy have two grown children.  They live in Vestavia Hills and are members of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church.