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Jonathan Handy
Jonathan Handy
- Assistant Professor - Finance

Jonathan Handy is the newest member of the WKU Department of Finance, joining us as an Assistant Professor of Finance. Jonathan obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago ‘09 and earned his PhD in finance from the University of Alabama ’14. His research currently focuses on mutual funds, managerial overconfidence, stock buybacks, and financial literacy. His interests also include improving pedagogical inclusivity in the finance classroom.

Prior to joining us, Jonathan was at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Jonathan’s parents both attended WKU and his brother and sister-in-law are also both WKU graduates. Being the only member of his family without a Western degree, Jonathan has always dreamed to join the team and is quite excited that his dream has come true!

Jonathan moved to Bowling Green with his wonderful wife Amy, his growing-up-too-fast daughter Flora Dawn (1.5 years old), his two stepsons Owen (13) and Henry (11), and his three dogs Bolt and Jett (retired racing greyhounds) and Doobie (Italian greyhound).

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