Oklahoma State University
Dr. Betty Simkins

    Dr. Betty J. Simkins

  • Ph.D. Finance - CWRU
  • MBA - Ok. State Univ.
  • B.S. Chem. Engr. - U of Ark

Welcome to my homepage! I am the Williams Companies Chair of Business and Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance, Spears School of Business, at Oklahoma State University. I have a Ph.D. in Finance from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from Oklahoma State University, and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

  • For the 2015-2016 academic year at OSU, I am teaching FIN 4363 Energy Finance both on campus and by distance learning. One of my primary goals in teaching is to bridge the theory/practice gap so that students better understand how to apply what they learn in the classroom to their jobs when they graduate. I have received the Regents Distinguished Research Award (2010), the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award (2001), the Outstanding OSU MBA Faculty Award (2002) and The Merrick Foundation Teaching Award (2001), among others.

  • I am active in the finance profession and am co-editor of a new journal, the Journal of Commodity Markets, and past editor of the Journal of Applied Finance. I am also past President of the Eastern Finance Association (EFA), a past board member of the Financial Management Association International (FMA) and EFA. Other positions: Editorial boards of the Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, British Accounting Review, Journal of Applied Finance, Finance Letters, Research in International Business and Finance, European Research Studies Journal, Journal of Risk Finance, among other activities. Prior to obtaining my Ph.D., I worked in the energy industry for Williams, Inc. and Conoco, Inc. in the areas of corporate financial planning, research and development, and process engineering.

  • My current research interests include energy finance, enterprise risk management, financial and energy risk management, international finance, and corporate governance. My book Energy Finance and Economics: Analysis and Valuation, Risk Management, and the Future of Energy, co-edited with Russell Simkins, was published by Wiley in 2013. My other books are Implementing Enterprise Risk Management: Case Studies and Best Practices (co-edited with John Fraser and Kristina Narvaez) and Enterprise Risk Management: Today's Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow's Executives (co-edited with John Fraser) and were published by Wiley in 2014 and 2010, respectively. For more information on my current and previous research interests, take a look at the links above. Note: This page was last updated on July 8, 2015.

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    Contact Information

    • Dr. Betty Simkins
    • 336 Business Building
    • Stillwater, OK 74078
    • (405) 744-8625
    • simkins@okstate.edu