David E. Sharp/Home Federal Bank of Tennessee Professor in Banking and Finance,
and Research Fellow, Corporate Governance Center, and Director, Finance PhD Program
425 Stokely Management Center
Department of Finance
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Tracie Woidtke is an Associate Professor and the David E. Sharp/Home Federal Bank of Tennessee Professor in Banking and Finance. She is also the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Finance and a Research Fellow in the Corporate Governance Center at the University of Tennessee. She received both an undergraduate degree in mathematics & computer science and an MBA from Millsaps College. She attended Queen’s University in Canada as a Rotary Scholar and received a Ph.D. in Finance from Tulane University. Prior to coming to the University of Tennessee, Tracie served on the faculty at Texas A&M University.
Her research interests include issues on corporate governance and international finance. She is particularly interested in how differences in corporate governance mechanisms, both within the U.S. and across countries affect corporations and investors. Tracie’s research has been published in leading finance journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Intermediation, cited in the Wall Street Journal, and reprinted in Governance and Expropriation. She has also published a forethought piece in the Harvard Business Review, served as a panelist for Special Sessions on Corporate Governance at the Financial Management Association Meetings in Chicago and New York, and served as a panelist for the CFO Forum on Shareholder Activism at the University of Washington. She has taught corporate finance at the undergraduate, honors, MBA, Ph.D. and executive levels and was awarded the College of Business Administration Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award in 2007 and the College of Business Administration Southern-Peters Outstanding Research Award in 2008.