Mary Pashley


Mary  Pashley




Economics, Finance & Marketing

Email Address:


(931) 372-3855


Foundation Hall (FNDH) 117-C / Box 5083

Teaching, Research, and Professional Areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Pedagogical Issues in Finance
  • Component Costs of Capital
  • Electronic Payments in Healthcare
  • Financial Literacy for Senior Americans

Dr. Pashley earned her Ph.D. from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville in Corporate Finance with minors in Monetary Theory and Quantitative Methods.  She was twice the recipient of the Walter Melville Bonham Memorial Scholarship(Bonham dissertation fellowship) for her dissertation entitled: "Voluntary Divestitures and the Firm Life Cycle:  An Empirical Study."  Dr. Pashley has previously served a 5-year term as the Associate Director of the Tennessee Tech Honors Program and has received a College of Business Distinguished Service Award.  Past publications have appeared in journals such as Financial Management, Applied Economics, Financial Practice and Education, Applied Financial Economics, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.  Dr. Pashley has recently trained to be a volunteer Medicare counselor with the Tennessee State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Her research interests have included Pedagogical Issues in Finance, Component Costs of Capital, Divestitures, Bond Covenant Restrictions, Electronic Payments in Healthcare, Financial Literacy for Senior Americans, Mergers and Acquisitions, Neural Networks, Game Theory in Finance, and The Trailing Spouse Problem.