“As an educator, I believe my primary responsibility is to foster critical thinking and analytical reasoning in students and that this cannot simply be achieved by simple memorization, but by discovery.”
After finishing his bachelor’s degree in accounting, Brandon Morris worked for an insurance brokerage managing employee benefits for a large hospital system in southeast Missouri. He excelled in his duties, but after working for five years, he turned down a senior management position to pursue a Ph.D. in finance at the University of Mississippi. During his tenure at Ole Miss, Morris learned to love collegiate-level teaching and empirical financial research. As a graduate student, he taught courses in risk management and finance. His research interests include corporate finance, diversification, and financial institutions.