Earl N. Phillips School of Business


Assistant Professor of the Practice of Finance
Phone: 841-9814
Office: Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building 339
Dr. James “Bill” Tucker began as a full-time professor at HPU in the fall of 2017, but he was already a well-known and respected member of the PSB adjunct faculty prior to this time. The PSB was fortunate that he accepted the full-time position, and everyone was delighted to have this talented teacher join the ranks. It seems that the people who know him cannot say his name without adding, “He’s such a nice guy,” to their sentence!

Dr. Tucker brings to the classroom his academic acumen and achievement, teamed with corporate experience. After earning his Ph.D., he began his finance career with GE Card Services as a risk analyst, performing financial and statistical data analyses utilizing SAS. He produced financial forecasts and loss projections based on economic trends. He next made the logical move into banking with BB&T. He progressed from quantitative analyst, to forecast coordinator, and finally to financial engineer.

While at BB&T, Dr. Tucker managed a financial derivatives modeling team and monitored financial data resources in Reuters and Bloomberg for financial instrument pricing purposes. He also forecasted balance sheet and income sensitivity to interest-rate movements, and developed and implemented stochastic income analysis. This experience that he shares with students is invaluable to their future careers in the corporate finance world.

Dr. Tucker has done research on re-organization versus liquidation decisions for small firms, as well as bankruptcy decisions.

He teaches courses at High Point University in Principles of Finance, as well as Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy in the MBA program.

Dr. Tucker earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, his M.B.A. from Wake Forest University, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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