Pankaj Jain Appointed Eminent Area Editor for Decision Sciences Journal

For release:  September 17, 2014

Dr. Pankaj K. Jain, interim chairman of the Department of Finance and George Johnson Professor of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, has joined the Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ) as eminent area editor for Finance.

Professor Jain, an internationally recognized scholar in the quantitative study of finance and financial markets, most recently returned from sabbatical at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, DC. He has presented research on a broad range of financial topics at the American Finance Association (AFA), the Western Finance Association (WFA), and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He has published the results of his works in leading finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. In addition, he has served as an expert reviewer or associate editor for several of these journals and the National Science Foundation.

As eminent area editor, Dr. Jain will serve as a thought-leader for the practice of quantitative research on financial decision making. He will help to identify and recruit high-visibility editorial review board members for purposes of handling the review process for manuscripts of this type, which the journal is now actively seeking.

"We are very excited for Dr. Jain in his recent appointment to this prestigious role," said Dr. Rajiv Grover, dean of Fogelman College. "We know he will serve the DSJ with the same excellence and fervor that he demonstrates in his work here at Fogelman College."

The mission of Decision Sciences Journal is to seek the finest quantitative research on the nature of managerial decision-making in each of the functional areas of business, with a special focus on Business Analytics and Best Practices in Research Methodology.

"I welcome this opportunity to serve the DSJ," said Dr. Jain. "It is my goal to further the DSJ mission of promoting cross-disciplinary research."