Corey A. Shank

Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance

Farmer School of Business

Miami University


Dr. Shank is currently serving as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Within this role, he teaches introduction to business finance and international business finance.

His research predominantly centers around behavioral finance and corporate governance. Among his contributions, he has co-authored a scholarly book exploring the intersection of biology and financial decision-making and authored over fifteen papers published in prestigious academic journals such as the International Review of Financial Analysis, Economics Letters, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Behavioral Finance, and Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. 

Dr Shank currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Corporate Governance and served as a guest editor of a special issue on behavioral accounting and finance at the International Journal of Accounting and Information Management. His work has not only been recognized within academic circles but has also been in the financial press, such as MarketWatch and the Institutional Investor. He is also an award-winning author, as his book was a finalist in the 2020 American Book Fest Best Book Awards

Beyond academia, Dr. Shank actively contributes to the finance and investment committee of the Greater Oxford Community Foundation, managing assets exceeding $10 million. Outside the professional realm, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children, traveling, and watching sports and golfing. His favorite travel experiences are Africa, Thailand, and Yellowstone.

Prior to working in academia, Dr. Shank's pole vaulting career earned him the Gatorade Indiana High School Track & Field Athlete of the Year award and an induction into the Indiana Track & Field Hall of Fame. Some of his accomplishments include breaking the freshman national record, winning the Indiana State Championship three times, setting the Indiana high school state meet record, winning a high school national championship, and ranking second on the IAAF World Junior rankings in 2007. He also competed in the 4x100 relay, which placed third at the Indiana state meet twice. In college, he was an NCAA All-American and broke the outdoor school record at the University of Findlay.

Dr. Shank's academic journey commenced with a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech, specializing in investments, followed by an MBA from the University of Findlay, and culminated in the attainment of a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Updated July 2024