Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Spring 2012

New Faces: Ryan Whitby

A professor whose research on executive pay has been published in one of the top finance journals in the world will begin teaching in the Economics and Finance Department.

Ryan Whitby has published in the Review of Financial Studies, one of the top three finance journals in the world, said Ben Blau, an assistant professor in the Economics and Finance Department.

“Ryan wrote an article exploring the practice of adjusting the terms of the options after companies pay their executives,” Dr. Blau said. “Having that article published in the Review of Financial Studies is very impressive.”

Dr. Whitby now teaches at Texas Tech University. He received his doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Utah, and a bachelor’s in business administration from Weber State University in 1998.