Faculty Profile

James Tompkins

James Tompkins

Professor
Director of the Corporate Governance Center
Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis
  • BS - United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • PhD - The Ohio State University
  • MBA - Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
jtompkins@kennesaw.edu
470-578-3326
Burruss Building 416

Certifications
  • Chief Officer, Merchant Marine, Ocean-Going Unlimited Tonnage
For Additional Research Please Visit: http://ksuweb.kennesaw.edu/~jtompkin/James-Tompkins-CV.pdf
Research Interest
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
Publications
  • What Do Compensation Committees on the Boards of Public Companies Do? Comparisons of Indian and U.S. Process Differences Juxtaposing Complementary Theoretical Lenses
  • The Nominating Committee Process: A Qualitative Examination of Board Independence and Formalization
  • The Corporate Governance Game: The Case of the United States
  • Outside Director-Shareholder Agency Conflicts: Evidence from Bank Consolidation
  • Corporate Governance and Investor Reaction to Seasoned Equity Offerings
Presentations
  • Georgia Chapter, ACFE Annual Conference - Governance and Ethics
  • M&A Academy, Kennesaw State University - The Role of the Board in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • KSU Brown Bag - The Compensation Committee Process
  • The Exchange - Ensuring Your Audit Committee Operates Effectively
  • Board Composition
Awards and Honors
  • Research Collaboration Award - For research on Board Committee processes. - May
  • Distinguished Professor - For Teaching, Research and Service 2011/2012 Academic Year - May
  • People to Watch - Named by Directorship magazine as one of 34 “People to Watch” in corporate governance.
  • Faculty Ambassador - For Service as Corporate Governance Expert Witness in Enron Case - July
  • Senior Specialist Fulbright Scholarship

View the Corporate Governance Center website here.