Kent State Introduces New Firestone Lecture Series in Finance

Photo of David MauerKent State University’s College of Business Administration introduces the Firestone Lecture Series in Finance with the inaugural presentation scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18.

The series is sponsored by the college’s Department of Finance. The presentations will be lecture-based and research-oriented. The department’s goal is to feature innovative finance research that provides real-world industry applications.

Kent State will work with other area universities including Youngstown State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Akron and Cleveland State University to showcase research in their institutions and provide timely financial information that affects Northeast Ohio and beyond.

The lecture series is being funded by a generous gift from the Bridgestone Trust Fund, formerly known as the Firestone Trust Fund, dedicated to advancing financial education through research and innovative teaching.

The first guest speaker is David C. Mauer, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina’s Belk College at Charlotte. His presentation is titled “Financing Uncertain Growth.” Previously, Mauer was a finance faculty member at the University of Iowa, Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist University and University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Mauer’s research focuses on corporate finance and has appeared in numerous journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management and top economics journals. He has won numerous awards, such as the prestigious, universitywide Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Award at Southern Methodist University and the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award at the University of Texas at Dallas.

“We are honored to have Dr. Mauer speak at our first Firestone Lecture Series in Finance,” said Steven Dennis, Ph.D., chair of Kent State’s Department of Finance and the Firestone Chair of Corporate Finance. “His presentation is timely and appeals to anyone in business or financial academics. He brings a wealth of experience and will prove to be very informative.”

The Firestone Lecture Series in Finance will be in held in the Business Administration Building in Room A325 on the Kent Campus starting at 10:30 a.m. The seminar is free and open to the public.

As the event has limited seating, early registration is recommended at or by contacting Dennis at

For more information about Kent State’s College of Business Administration, visit

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David C. Mauer, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina’s Belk College at Charlotte, will serve as guest speaker at the Kent State University College of Business Administration's Firestone Lecture Series in Finance on Sept. 18.

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POSTED: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:03pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:03pm
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