Lee M. Dunham, PhD, CFA
Lee M. Dunham, PhD, CFA

Lee M. Dunham, PhD, CFA

Chair, Economics and Finance
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments


  • Economics and Finance


  • Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • Dunham, L., Singal, V., Equity Securities (Chapter 9), CFA Institute Investment Fundamentals Curriculum, 2013
  • Dunham, L., Singal, V., Debt Securities (Chapter 10)., CFA Institute Investment Fundamentals Curriculum, 2013
  • Dunham, L., York, A.S., Ahn, M., Verticle vs. Horizontal Integration in the Biopharma Industry: The Link between Acquisition Announcements and Stock Market Performance (Book Chapter), Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, 10, 121-143, 2012
  • Dunham, L., Momentum: The Technical Analysis Anomaly, (Chapter 8) in The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies: Translating Market Inefficiencies into Effective Investment Strategies., The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies: Translating Market, 173-204, 2011


  • Dunham, L., Garcia, J., Measuring the Effect of Investor Sentiment on Liquidity, Managerial Finance, 47, 59-85, 2021
  • Dunham, L., Washer, K., Using Life Tables for Retirement Planning, Journal of Wealth Management, 23, 28-36, 2020
  • Dunham, L., Does a CEO's Hedging Ability Affect the Firm's Capital Structure?, Journal of Economics & Finance, 42(3), 615-630, 2018
  • Dunham, L., Jorgensen, R., Washer, K., Securities Lending Activities in Mutual Funds and ETFs: Ethical Considerations, Journal of Business Ethics, 139(1), 21-28, 2016
  • Dunham, L., Simpson, T.H., An Analysis of the Impact of Securities Lending on the Performance of ETF's, Journal of Wealth Management, 17(4), 75-84, 2015
  • Dunham, L., DeFusco, R.A., Geppert, J.M., An Empirical Analysis of the Dynamic Relation among Investment, Earnings and Dividends, Managerial Finance, 40(2), 118-136, 2014
  • Dunham, L., Washer, K., The Ethics of Hedging by Executives, Journal of Business Ethics, 111(2), 157-164, 2013
  • Dunham, L., Simpson, T.H., The impact of Security Lending on Index Fund Performance, Journal of Investing, 21(2), 9-16, 2012
  • Dunham, L., Managerial Hedging Ability and Firm Risk, Journal of Economics & Finance, 36(4), 882-899, 2012
  • Dunham, L., Washer, K., Inflation and Asset Class Performance, Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis, 1(3), 61-72, 2012
  • Dunham, L., Friesen, G.C., Building A Better Mousetrap: Enhanced Dollar Cost Averaging, Journal of Wealth Management, 15(1), 41-50, 2012
  • Dunham, L., York, A.S., Ahn, M., Building a Bioeconomy in the Heartland: Bridging the Gap between Resources and Perceptions, Journal of Enterprising Communities, People and Places in the Global Economy, 6(1), 84-100, 2012
  • Dunham, L., Simpson, T.H., Do Index Fund Managers Actively Trade? An Empirical Examination of S&P 500 Index Funds Around Index Changes, Journal of Index Investing, 1(3), 58-64, 2010
  • Dunham, L., Weller, P.A., Friesen, G.C., Price Trends and Patterns in Technical Analysis: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination, Journal of Banking & Finance, 33, 1089-1100, 2009
  • Dunham, L., Friesen, G.C., An Empirical Examination of Jump Risk in U.S. Equity and Bond Markets, North American Actuarial Journal, 11(4), 76-91, 2007

Awards and Honors

  • Creighton Graduate Business Faculty Member of the Year, 2015
  • Cahill Award for Excellence, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • FMA Superior Faculty Advisor, 2012-2020