Neeley School of Business announces Kleinheinz Family Foundation Endowed Chair in International Finance and Investments


Dr. Paul Irvine

Dr. Paul Irvine, an expert in capital markets, investments, investment banking and market microstructure, has been appointed the Kleinheinz Family Foundation Endowed Chair in International Finance and Investments at TCU’s Neeley School of Business. This new endowed chair in finance, provided by the generosity of John and Marsha Kleinheinz, supports a distinguished teacher and scholar whose primary focus is on international finance with expertise in global investments.

“This new endowed chair heightens the international focus of teaching and research in finance for Neeley School faculty and students,” said O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU. “Dr. Irvine’s impressive expertise will support premium learning experiences and research endeavors in global investment management.”

Irvine holds a Ph.D. in Finance and M.S. in Applied Economics from the Simon Graduate School at the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University, and B.A. in Economics from the University of Calgary. He is associate editor for Financial Management and Journal of Financial Markets, and a member of the Financial Management Association, American Financial Association and Western Finance Association. He has received several outstanding teaching awards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

“The Kleinheinz Chair allows me to travel to important conferences to share ideas with some of the best finance professors in the world,” Irvine said. “In this way I hope to develop cutting edge finance research and use this knowledge to contribute to the comparative advantage of Neeley, raise the profile of the department and elevate the curriculum.”

Irvine is an active scholar publishing numerous articles in leading academic journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting and Economics and The Accounting Review. He regularly presents his work around the world, including research conferences in Australia, Canada, Croatia and Switzerland in 2014. He has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN and many other regional and national news outlets.

Irvine joined TCU in 2013 as the C.R. Williams Professor of Financial Services. Previously, he was the BB&T Scholar in Finance and associate professor of finance at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, and assistant professor of finance at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

TCU’s finance program is ranked #13 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and is supported by the Transaction and Investment Professionals Board and the LKCM Center for Financial Studies. Select undergraduate and graduate TCU students participate in the Educational Investment Fund to invest more than $1 million in real money. Recently, a team of TCU MBA students won first place in the Oil & Gas Finance Case Competition. For more information about TCU’s Neeley School of Business, visit