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James A. Gentry
IBE Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Finance

Educational Background

D.B.A. Finance, M.B.A., Indiana University, 1966, 1958
A.B. Social Studies, Indiana State University, 1952

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1966. Visiting Virginia Bankers Professor of Bank Management, University of Virginia, 1991. Associate dean for academic affairs, CBA, 1975-79. Visiting professor of finance, University of Louvain, Belgium, 1973, University of Warsaw, 1997 and 1999, Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1999.

Recent Publications

Gentry, J. 1996. Assessing Strategic Performance with Cash Flow Components. In R. J. Lambrix & S. S. Singhvi (Eds.), Global finance 2000: 65-70. New York: The Conference Board.

Gentry, J., & Tessmer, A. C. 1995. New techniques in credit analysis. In J. D. Finnerty & M. S. Fridson (Eds.), The yearbook of fixed income investing 1995: 235-252. Chicago, IL: Irwin Professional Publishing.

Gentry, J., & Newbold, P. 1992. Predicting bankruptcy. In The new palgrave dictionary of money and finance, New York: Stockton Press.

Honors and Awards

University Distinguished Teacher Scholar, University of Illinois, 2001. College Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 1997. Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, University of Illinois, 1985. Outstanding Teacher in Continuing Education Award, University of Illinois, 1983 and 1986. Outstanding Professor of Finance, 1981-1985.

Academic Service

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Business Administration, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy, 2003. Recipient of the first Distinguished Service Award of the Midwest Finance Association, 2001. Fulbright Scholar, Japan, 1994. President, Midwest Finance Association, 1981-1982.

Teaching and Research

Teaches case courses in corporate finance, executive development programs in general management, credit analysis, and bond analysis. Research focuses on analyzing net cash flow performance and growth in value of. American and Japanese companies, and learning from master teachers. Has consulted for Ralston Purina Corporation, National Council of Teachers of English, Midcon Corporation, Barclay's Global Investors, Saudi Aramco, and AIMR.

Contact Information:
140A Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-7995

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