Bridget Lyons, DPS
Professor of Finance
Dr. Bridget Lyons, Professor of Finance, integrates financial theory with over twenty years of experience in corporate finance, credit and valuation. In addition to her university responsibilities, she provides consulting and training services to World Bank Group and a number of investment banks and hedge funds. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Business & Economics Society and is an Editor of the Journal of Financial Modeling & Educational Technology.
Degrees and Certifications
She received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After working as a financial analyst and commercial banker, she received a M.S. in Finance from Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Professional Studies with a concentration in Finance from Pace University, where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Student award.
Bridget teaches financial management and corporate finance to undergraduate and MBA students and serves as faculty advisor for internships in finance and business economics. Her teaching emphasizes effective use of technology, financial modeling and activity-based learning techniques.
Research Interests & Grants
Professor Lyons' teaching, research and consulting interests include corporate finance, performance metrics, financial modeling, valuation and environmentalism as a source of competitive advantage.
Honors, Awards & Fellowship
Professor Lyons has received several awards for her teaching and scholarship including the "2007 Innovative Paper of Excellence Award" from the National Business Press, the University’s 2006 Teaching Excellence award, the First Annual University College Faculty Excellence Award (2004), Applied Research Award (2003), and Outstanding Contribution Award from the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (1999).
Publications and Presentations
She has published in a variety of academic and professional journals including Strategic Finance, Journal of Cost Management and the Journal of Business & Economic Studies.
Professor Lyons has presented at national and regional conferences including the Financial Management Association, the Eastern Finance Association, the Financial Education Association and the Eastern Economic Association.