Faculty Spotlight: Andy Puckett
Andy Puckett, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, joined the UT faculty in 2009, joining us from the University of Missouri, where he taught investment to both undergraduate and graduate students. While at the University of Missouri, he was awarded the Raymond and Mary O’Brien teaching award, which is presented annually to one faculty member in the Trulaske College of Business.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Puckett earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University in 1996. He worked for four years as an investment advisor for both PaineWebber and Prudential Securities before returning to graduate school. He earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Georgia in 2004.
Since arriving at UT, Puckett has taught investment courses to both undergraduate and Ph.D. students. His primary research interests are institutional investing, sell-side analysts, and market microstructure. He has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Accounting Studies, and other leading academic journals. His research also has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, including the American Finance Association, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Singapore International Conference. Puckett’s research on institutional investors has received national attention and has been cited by popular press outlets, such as the Economist, and by regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission. Puckett received the William Vallett Outstanding Researcher Award from the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration in 2011.
Puckett and his wife, Meagan, have two children, Anderson (six years old), and Ava Jane (three years old).