BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Purdue UniversityProfessor of Business Administration Kenneth M. Eades teaches First Year and Second Year finance courses for the fulltime program. He also teaches EMBA and GEMBA programs as well as several Executive Education programs.His research focuses on corporate finance issues including dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, investments, defined benefit pensions and pricing of convertible securities. He is the author of more than 50 Darden cases and three textbooks and has received both research and teaching awards. Eades has served as the faculty representative on Darden's Alumni Board and as a member of Darden's Board of Trustees. He has been head of the finance area since 1995 and currently holds the interim title of Academic Director of the Center for Asset Management.Professor Eades joined the Darden faculty in 1988. He previously taught at Purdue University, University of Michigan and Northwestern University.Articles"Company Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions: How is Discounted Cash Flow Applied by Leading Practitioners?" with Todd Brotherson, Robert Harris, and Robert Higgins, Journal of Applied Finance, (2014)."The Role of Professors in Improving Financial Literacy," co-authored with Jonathan Fox, Arthur Keown and Michael Staten. Journal of Applied Finance, Volume 23, No. 1, 2013, 138-144."Best Practices in Estimating the Cost of Capital: Survey and Synthesis," with Todd Brotherson, Robert Harris, and Robert Higgins, Journal of Applied Finance, Volume 23, No. 1, 2013, 17-35."The Role of Professors in Improving Financial Literacy: Roundtable Session Highlights from the 2011 FMA Annual Meeting," with Rosella Bannister, Billy J. Hensley, Christine N. Kieffer, and Michael E. Staten, Journal of Applied Finance, Issue 1, 2012."A Test of the Relative Pricing Effects of Dividends and Earnings: Evidence from Simultaneous Announcements in Japan," with Robert Conroy and Robert Harris, The Journal of Finance, June 2000, 1199-1227. (Nominated for best corporate finance paper).BooksCase Studies in Finance, 7th Edition with Robert Bruner and Michael Schill, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York, 2010. [ YOUTUBE: Meet the authors]The Portable MBA, 5th Edition with Timothy Laseter, Ian Skurnik, Peter Rodriguez, Lynn Isabella, and Paul Simko. John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2010.Case Studies in Financial Decision Making, 3rd Edition with Diana Harrington, Hinsdale, Ill: Dryden Press, 1994.Computer tutorialFinance Interactive, with Robert Bruner and Robert Harris, Graduate Management Admission Council and McGraw Hill/Irwin Publishing, 2001 (Revised 2010 as GMAC product.)Working paper"Applying Returns-based Style Analysis to Defined Benefit Pension Funds," co-authored with Joanne Doyle and Brooks Marshall, April 2014.MBA CoursesFirst Year FinanceCorporate Financial PoliciesAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Kenneth M. Eades' cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.