Dr. Robert Van Ness

Director of Doctoral Programs; Bruce Moore Chair of Finance; Professor of Finance

Dr. Robert Van Ness received a B.S. in Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1989, an MBA from the University of Memphis in 1992, and a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis in 1996. He came to the University of Mississippi from Kansas State University in 2002, where he was previously on the faculty.

Robert Van Ness co-edited (with Bonnie Van Ness) The Financial Review from 2009 through 2015. Dr. Van Ness’s primary area of research examines financial markets and the trading of securities (commonly referred to as market microstructure research).

Dr. Van Ness has published in a number of journals, including: The Journal of Financial Economics; The Review of Financial Studies; The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Financial Management; The Journal of Financial Markets; The Journal of Banking and Finance; The Journal of Futures Markets; The Journal of Risk and Insurance; The Journal of Financial Research; The Financial Review; Real Estate Economics.

Dr. Van Ness has also won a number of awards for his research at finance conferences. He won best paper awards at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (1998), the Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting (1999), the Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting (2004, 2007, and 2008), and the American Real Estate Society (2009).

Dr. Van Ness has taught undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive education courses in financial markets, investments, investment theory, security analysis as well as corporate finance.