Office of the Dean

Thomas J. George

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
C. T. Bauer Professor, Finance

Thomas George

Thomas George has served as a Bauer faculty member since 2002, where he holds the C. T. Bauer Professorship in Finance. As senior associate dean, his responsibilities include overseeing faculty recruitment, retention, promotion and tenure processes at Bauer College.


Prior to joining UH, George received his Ph. D. from the University of Michigan and served on the faculties of Ohio State University, the University of Iowa and Northwestern University as a visiting professor. His teaching interests include equity and fixed-income investment management, project valuation and corporate finance. He has won several awards for excellence in teaching in MBA and executive MBA programs.


George is currently the director of the AIM Center for Investment Management at Bauer College and instructor for the securities analysis course that manages the Cougar Investment Fund, a student-run, multi-million dollar private investment fund. He has also co-developed the Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Management. He has consulted with companies in designing and delivering educational programs in areas such as project valuation and corporate performance evaluation.


George’s research focus is on market microstructure, asset pricing and behavioral finance. His publications have appeared in leading academic journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation and the Journal of Financial Markets. George has been winner and runner-up of the Best Paper Prize from the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and nominated for the Smith-Breeden Prize for the best paper on investments in the Journal of Finance.