Karen McGrath

Karen McGrath

Assistant Professor of Finance
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About Karen McGrath


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Reading, 2015.
  • M.S., New York University, 2007.
  • B.A., Bucknell University, 1991.

Research Interests

  • Real estate sustainability and corporate/market performance
  • Behavioral and technological influences on markets and investment products
  • Advanced statistical/econometric approaches to big data
  • Mixed-asset portfolio performance
  • Behavioral pedagogy

Recent and Representative Publications

McGrath, K., Wang, B., Jackson, B., Kampf-Dern, A., Malone, K., Funk, D., & Geurts, T. (2020). The Future of Real Estate Education: A Multi-Faceted Perspective. Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 22(1), 40–55.

Geurts, T., & McGrath, K. (2016). Protecting Property Rights as a Prerequisite for Successful Real Estate Investment: An Educational Game Approach. 25th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference. Published. dx.doi.org/10.15396/eres2016_edu_104

Shutes, K., McGrath, K., Lis, P., & Riegler, R. (2016). Twitter and the US stock market: The influence of micro-bloggers on share prices. Economics and Business Review, 2(3), 57–77. http://dx.doi.org/10.18559/ebr.2016.3.5

Recent Courses Taught

  • ACFM 203, Corporate Finance.
  • ACFM 362, Investments.

Further Information

Contact Details


245 Holmes Hall