Ashok B. Abbott is an Associate Professor of Finance at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He has also taught at the Graduate school of Credit and Financial Management held at Dartmouth and Stanford University.
Professor Abbott received his MBA in Finance at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1984, which was followed by a Ph.D. in finance also at VPI&SU, in 1987. His Ph.D. dissertation title was "The Valuation Effects of Tax Legislation in Corporate Sell-Offs." Professor Abbott has over twenty years of experience in the evaluation of businesses as a senior bank lender and as a business appraiser. He is a consultant to valuation firms in the areas of DLOL and DLOM (S&P, Duff and Phelps, Willamette). The Small Business Administration recognized Professor Abbott as the Small Business Advocate-Journalist for the year 2002.
Professor Abbott has received frequent recognition and awards for his teaching including Best Teacher Award College of Business 1993, Best Teacher Award Division of Economics and Finance 1995, and Lifetime Investment Award given by the Executive MBA graduating class of 1999. He has published extensively in scholarly research journals and made presentations at national and international conferences.