She received her B.S. degree in economics from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and her M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in finance from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Cornett has written and published several articles in the areas of bank performance, bank regulation, corporate finance, and investments. Articles authored by Dr. Cornett have appeared in such academic journals as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, the Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. In 2008, she was ranked the 124th most published out of more than 17,600 authors and the number five female author in finance literature over the last 50 years.
Along with Anthony Saunders, Dr. Cornett has recently completed work on the eighth edition of Financial Institutions Management (McGraw-Hill/Irwin) and the sixth edition of Financial Markets and Institutions (McGraw-Hill/Irwin). With Troy A. Adair, Jr. (Harvard University) and John Nofsinger (University of Alaska, Anchorage), she has also recently completed work on the third edition of Finance: Applications and Theory and the second edition of M: Finance (McGraw-Hill/Irwin).
Professor Cornett serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, Review of Financial Economics, Financial Review, and Multinational Finance Journal. Dr. Cornett has served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Finance Committee of the SIU Credit Union. Dr. Cornett has also taught at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the University of Colorado, Boston College, Southern Methodist University, and Boston University.
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