Jay W. Sukits

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Finance
Office: 
240 Mervis Hall
Phone: 
412-648-1709

Degrees

Harvard University, MBA (1979)
Carnegie Mellon University, Graduate Study in Economics (1975-1976)
University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (1975)

Courses Recently Taught

BF 1311 Corporate Finance
BF 1316 Advanced Corporate Finance
BF 1328 Capital Markets
BF 1331 Financial Institutions and Markets

Profile

Teaching and research interests in capital market efficiency, corporate finance, securities valuation, and portfolio management. Spent over 20 years as an investment banker. Held senior positions at Salomon Brothers, E.F. Hutton & Co., Equilease Corp., Smith Barney, and PNC. Advised major corporations such as DuPont, Sun Oil Co., U.S. Airways, and Lockheed Martin on cash management, capital structure, and capital market activities. Additionally, consulted with institutional investors, such as BNY Mellon, Morgan Grenfell, Providian, PNC, and State Farm on investment portfolios, including securities valuation, analysis, and investment policy development. Held Series 7, 8, 9, 63, and 65 Securities Registrations.

Served for 6 years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. Awards include: Bronze Star w/OLC, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

Awards and Honors

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award, 2014

CBA Best in Teaching in Finance Award, 2014

CBA Meritorious Teaching Award, 2002, 2005

Katz Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

CBA Teacher of the Year-Finalist 2003, 2004

Career Services' Faculty Partner Award, 2003

Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honors Society in Economics, Elected 1974

External Service

Represents Katz Graduate School of Business in University Faculty Senate, 2003-06, 2010-Present

Member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, 2003-07, 2010-2014

Member of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on NTS Faculty Issues, 2013-Present

Represent Katz in the Faculty Assembly, 2003-2006, 2009-Present

Faculty Advisor to the Socially Responsible Investment Club

Consulting

Venture capital, portfolio management, securities valuation, and capital structure

External Articles

Fixing the Personal Finance Blind Spot

Finance Professor Receives Chancellor's Public Service Award

Personal

Family, reading, playing golf, and fly fishing