I’ve been at Virginia Tech for about 37 years now, and can truly say I’ve enjoyed every minute of my academic life. But what’s made life such a joy for me is the fact that not only do I have a job that I love, but I have a wife and family I love even more. I met my wife, Barb, during her last semester at Indiana University, and within no time we were engaged and have now been married for 37 years, with two wonderful kids – Emily and Art. All that said, here is what my “short bio” looks like:
Art Keown is the R. B. Pamplin Professor of Finance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate from Indiana University. An award-winning teacher, he is a member of the Academy of Teaching Excellence; has received five Certificates of Teaching Excellence at Virginia Tech, the W. E. Wine Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Alumni Teaching Excellence Award; and in 1999 received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State of Virginia. Professor Keown is widely published in academic journals. His work has appeared in The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Financial Research, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and many others. Three of his textbooks are widely used in college finance classes all over the country—Foundations of Finance, Financial Management and Personal Finance: Turning Money into Wealth. Professor Keown is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Management Association. In addition, he served as the co-editor of The Journal of Financial Research for six and a half years and as the co-editor of the Financial Management Association’s Survey and Synthesis series for six years. He was recently inducted into Ohio Wesleyan’s Athletic Hall of Fame and lives with his wife in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he collects original art from Mad Magazine (Don Martin cartoons and Al Jaffee fold-ins).