Economics, Finance & Marketing
Johnson Hall (JOHN) 204 / Box 5083
Teaching, Research, and Professional Areas
Alma D. Hales is an Associate Professor of Finance at Tennessee Tech’s College of Business. She earned a PhD from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in August 2012 and the CFA designation in April 2017. While Dr. Hales has broad teaching experience, her primary teaching interests include corporate finance, international finance, and banking courses. Her passion for teaching earned Hales the TTU Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching in the spring of 2018. Dr. Hales is also actively engaged with research. She has published work in multiple academic journals including the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance and the Journal of Economics and Finance Education. She has also presented her research at multiple academic conferences. Her current research interests include: internationally cross-listed firms, finance pedagogy, and financial literacy.