Sudha Krishnaswami, Ph. D.

Sudha Krishnaswami, Ph. D.

Professor

Contact

Office: 433 Kirschman Hall
Phone: 504-280-6488
Email: skrishn1@uno.edu

Background

Education:
Ph.D. Texas A&M University.
Ph.D., Finance, August 1991 - August 1996Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
M.A., Mathematics, August 1989 - May 1991P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, July 1986 - May 1988P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
B.Sc., Applied Sciences, July 1983 - June 1986EXPERIENCEUniversity of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Assistant Professor of Finance, August 1996 - Present Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Graduate Assistant - Teaching, Finance, August 1991 - August 1996Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Assistant - Teaching, Mathematics, August 1989 - May 1991P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Lecturer of Mathematics, June 1988 - May 1989

Research Interests:
Corporate Restructuring, Financing Choices, and Corporate Governance

At UNO since 1996Dr. Krishnaswami currently teaches courses in corporate finance and valuation to the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. students in the College of Business Administration. She has also taught courses in Investments and Financial Markets at the Lowry Mays Graduate School of Business, Texas A&M University, where she won the McDonald's Award for Teaching Excellence in 1995. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of corporate restructuring, financing choices, and corporate governance. In her current research, she analyzes the asymmetry in information between a firm's managers, and shareholders to determine the optimal mode of restructuring, and the cost-effective means of financing the firm's operation. In this context, her work has been cited in the Investors Business Daily.

Specialties:
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Control
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Distress and Litigation

PUBLICATIONS

"Information Asymmetry, Monitoring, and the Placement Structure of Corporate Debt," with Paul Spindt and Venkat Subramaniam, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming. "Information Asymmetry, Valuation and the Corporate Spin-off Decision" with Venkat Subramaniam, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

AWARDS, LECTURESHIPS, OR PRIZES

1995 McDonalds Award for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University.1992 Regents Doctoral Fellowship, Texas A&M University.Best Outgoing Student Award, P.S.G. College of Tech., B.Sc. Class of 1986.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR TEACHING1995

McDonalds Award for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University.