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Associate Professor of Finance


  Office: MB 2234
  Phone: (432) 552-2192
  Fax: (432) 552-2174





  • Ph.D., Finance, Kent State University
  • M.S., Accounting, Kent State University
  • M.B.A, Kent State University
  • M.Com,, Bangalore University
  • B.Com., Bangalore University


Dr. Prakash Pai earned a doctorate in Finance from Kent State University. He also has an M.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Kent State University and a Master of Commerce degree from Bangalore University in Bangalore, India. His professional certifications in banking include an International Banking Operations Certificate from The Chartered Institute of Bankers in London and a prestigious Diploma in International Banking from the Indian Institute of Bankers in Bombay where he was a commercial banker for many years. Dr. Pai’s scholarly interests include derivatives trading and risk management at banks and other financial institutions. His teaching interests include financial markets and management of financial institutions. Dr. Pai was honored for his teaching with the College of Business and Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award in 2008 and currently serves as the faculty advisor to the UTPB Finance Club. He is a member of the Financial Management Association, the American Finance Association, and the Chartered Institute of Bankers in London.