David M. Smith

David M. Smith

Professor & Chair of Finance


Massry Center for Business 303F

Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1989

David M. Smith

Professor Smith has published more than 25 refereed articles in journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Journal of Financial Research. He has been the principal author of several successful proposals, including one that brought $1.6 million to establish CIIM at UAlbany. Smith is a recipient of the Financial Frontiers Award for Research Excellence, from JanusINTECH and the Financial Planning Association. For four years he was an associate editor of the Journal of Business Research, and he is currently on the editorial review board. He has served on boards and committees for CFA Institute and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. Smith has received the President’s and SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, and the Torch Night Award for the university’s “professor of the year.” He is co-adviser to the UAlbany Student-managed Investment Fund, which manages an equity portfolio for the university’s endowment. Smith holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations.