Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-02-16
Steve Jones, professor of finance, Jim Reburn, acting dean and professor of accounting, and Melissa Woodley, assistant professor of finance represented Samford with their paper, “Value Stocks and Accounting Screens: Has a Good Rule Gone Bad?” at the Academy of Economics and Finance conference Feb. 9-12 in Jacksonville, Fla. The paper’s lead author, Melissa Woodley, presented the paper at the conference.
Jones served as the program chair for the conference. He is the 2011 president-elect.
The Academy of Economics and Finance is comprised of professors in either the economics or finance. This year the academy accepted 181 papers, which represented 262 authors and co-authors. Papers were accepted from 34 states, as well as 15 countries outside the United States.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.