Professor of Finance
Edward J. and Louise E. Mellen Chair in Finance
Department of Economics and Finance

Ph.D. Michigan State University
M.B.A. Michigan State University
B.S. University of Hartford

lbrooks@jcu.edu

Background
Prior to coming to John Carroll, Roy Brooks held faculty positions at the University of Delaware, 1971-1976, and University of South Carolina, 1976-2001.

Courses
Dr. Brooks teaching interests include domestic and global corporate finance and investments topics. Dr. Brooks emphasizes the extensive use of computers in financial education. His financial management simulation game is in its 8th edition with McGraw-Hill. The web-based multi-period case allows students throughout the world to simulate the management of a hypothetical company through time while making finance and other key operating decisions.

Research
Dr. Brooks’ current research is primarily in financial economics. Topics include mutual fund performance, valuation of corporate security issues, corporate control issues, determinants of corporate debt levels and differences in valuation factors between public offerings and private placements. Over 60 papers from his research have been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, Financial Management, Financial Review, Journal of Financial Research and numerous other journals in finance, economics, accounting, and management science. He has given more than 70 academic meeting presentations. Dr. Brooks is editor for the Journal of Financial Education and the journal, Advances in Financial Education.

Notable News
Dr. Brooks was interviewed by NPR, MSNBC, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer in regards to the economic impact of LeBron James to Northeast Ohio. All three interviews can be heard here: