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Corey Shank, Ph.D.

Corey Shank, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

Gignilliat Memorial Hall
Room 206
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720


Ph.D., Finance, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley          

M.B.A., The University of Findlay            

B.S., Finance, Virginia Tech


Dr. Corey Shank is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Dalton State College’s (DSC) C. Lamar and Ann Wright School of Business. Dr. Shank joined the DSC faculty in 2018. Dr. Shank teaches a variety of finance courses including principles of finance, corporate finance, investments, behavioral finance, and applied portfolio management.

Dr. Shank’s primary research interests are in the physiology of finance, behavioral finance, and experimental finance. He focuses on determinants of financial behavior including core characteristics of individuals (like personality traits), peripheral physiological processes (such as hormonal activity),  attributes related to differences in risk taking (such as health), and affective states (i.e. mood). Dr. Shank’s research has been published in journals such as Review of Financial Economics, Review of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Economics and Human Biology, and Journal of Financial Markets and Portfolio Management. Additionally, he does research on market efficiency and empirical asset pricing.  His downloads in the Social Science Research Network rank him in the top 12 percentile all time and in the top 3 percentile for the past year for paper downloads.

Dr. Shank enjoys the outdoors, traveling, animals, and athletics and is an active volunteer at the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center. Prior to a career in academia, Dr. Shank pole vaulted in high school and college. In high school, he broke the freshman national record and the Indiana state record. He was a 6 time Indiana State Champion, won a high school National Championship, and was ranked #2 on the IAAF World Junior rankings in 2007.


Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
FINC 3056
FINC 3101
FINC 3201


Dr. Shank's research can be viewed on his SSRN Page or Google Scholar

Nofsinger, J., & Shank, C. (2019). DEEP Sleep: The Impact of Sleep on Financial Risk Taking. Review of Financial Economics, 37, 92-105

Shank, C. (2019). NFL Betting Market Efficiency, Divisional Rivals, and Profitable Strategies. Studies in Economics and Finance, Forthcoming

Shank, C. (2019). NFL Betting Biases, Profitable Strategies and the Wisdom of the Crowd. International Journal of Sports Finance, 14(1), 3-12. (Lead Article)

Nofsinger, J., Patterson, F., & Shank, C. (2018). Decision Making, Financial Risk Aversion, and Behavioral Biases: The Role of Testosterone and Stress. Journal of Economics and Human Biology, 29, 1-16. (Lead Article)

Shank, C. (2018). Deconstructing the Corporate Psychopath: An Examination of Deceptive Behavior. Review of Behavioral Finance, 10(2), 163-182.

Dupoyet, B. & Shank, C. (2018). Oil Prices Volatility or Direction: Which Matters More to Financial Markets?. Journal of Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, 32 (2), 275-295.

Shank, C. (2018). Is the NFL Betting Market Still Inefficient?. Journal of Economics and Finance, 42(4), 818-827.

Shank, C., & Vianna, A. (2016). Are US-Dollar-Hedged-ETF investors aggressive on exchange rates? A panel VAR approach. Research in International Business and Finance, 38, 430-438.