Sorin Sorescu, associate professor of finance at Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, has recently been appointed head of the Department of Finance by A&M Provost Jeffrey Vitter. Sorescu will assume this position on January 1, 2009, taking over for the interim department head, Associate Professor Ekkehart Boehmer.

Sorin Sorescu

“Dr. Sorescu is highly respected by his peers as well as students. In the five years he has been at Mays, he has developed a reputation for his scholarship and leadership capabilities,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “I am pleased that he has agreed to assume this important role.”

Prior to joining Mays in 2002, Sorescu was an assistant professor of finance at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Sorescu’s research interests focus on short sale constraints, market efficiency, stock market anomalies and active asset management. His research appears in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Sorescu holds the Patricia and Bookman Peters research professorship at Texas A&M. He is the recipient of such research awards as the Financial Management Association Competitive Paper Award, the Mays Faculty Fellowship at Texas A&M University, the Melcher Award for Excellence in Research at University of Houston, and the Bauer Fellowship at University of Houston.

Sorescu has taught corporate finance, financial markets, and investments analysis at the undergraduate, MS, MBA, EMBA and PhD levels. He has also served as an expert witness for the SEC and testified in federal court on a case related to stock market manipulations. He holds a bachelor’s of engineering and an MBA from McGill University, as well as a PhD in finance from the University of Florida.