Jack W. Trifts
Jack W. Trifts is Professor of Finance at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and previously served as Dean of the College of Business from 2005 to 2010. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida (U.S.A) in Finance, an MBA from Dalhousie University (Canada), and a BBA in Accounting from the University of New Brunswick (Canada). Prior to coming to Bryant, he served as Dean of the School of Business at the University of Southern Maine and, prior to that, was a member of the faculty of the Crummer Graduate School, Rollins College, where he had served in a number of roles including associate dean, interim dean and MBA program director.
Ph D, University of Florida
MBA, Dalhousie University
BBA, University of New Brunswick
Asare, K.,Trifts, J., A Cash Flow Approach to Analyzing Long-term Liabilities:A Pedagogical Exercise, Journal of Financial Educatio.
Cao, S.,Trifts, J., An Examination of Shareholders’ Responses to Sports Venue Sponsorship Announcements, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.
Trifts, J.,Gary, P., The Impact of the Capitalization of Operating Leases: A Guide for Individual Investors, Financial Services Review.
Li, S.,Chen, F.,Trifts, J., An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions on Supply Chain, Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Science Institute, 2017.
Gainor, M.,Trifts, J.,Duxbury, T., Increasing Active Learning in Accounting and Finance by Flipping the Classroom, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2016.
Porter, G. E.,Trifts, J., The Career Paths of Mutual Fund Managers: The Role of Merit, Financial Analysts Journal, 2014.
Annavarjula, M.,Trifts, J., “Community Connections to Enhance Undergraduate International Business Education: An Example of Business Consulting Projects,” , Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2012.
Porter, G. E.,Trifts, J., The Best Mutual Fund Managers: Testing the Impact of Experience using a Survivorship Bias Free Dataset, Journal of Applied Finance, 2012.
Trifts, J., The Direct and Indirect Costs and Benefits of AACSB Accreditation, SAM Advanced Management Journal, 2012.
Yobaccio, E.,Mohan, R.,Trifts, J., Developing International Self-Reliance in Undergraduate Students through Study Trips, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 2012.
University Merit Award for Service, 2017
Bryant University Teaching Award, 2017
University Merit Award for Research, 2015
Bryant University 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award, 2015
University Merit Award for Service, 2013
Corporate Finance including Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Managing Financial Resources (MBA) and Mergers & Acquisitions (not taught at Bryant).
Mutual Fund Management including the role of managers and whether mutual fund performance is a function of skill or luck. I also am interested in the scholarship of teaching and how to improve the craft of teaching.