James Slaydon

Dr. James Slaydon
Associate Professor Economics and Finance

Phone: (409) 880-7643
Email: slaydonjl@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 271

Ph.D.   Texas Tech University 
M.B.A.   Lamar University
B.B.A.   Lamar University

Courses Taught

MBA:

Financial Management
Foundations of Finance 
International Finance 
Special Topics in Management 
Thesis 

Bachelors:

Cases in Financial Management 
Cases in Corporate Finance
Intermediate Financial Management 
Mortgage Lending 
Principles of Finance 
Special Topics in Finance 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Lamar University (August, 2005 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Asst. Professor, Radford University (August, 2001 - July, 2005), Radford, Virginia.

Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University (August, 1997 - July, 2001), Lubbock, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Customer Service Coor., Mercury Finance Company (July, 1997 - February, 1997), Beaumont, Texas.

General Manager, Golden Corral Restaurant (January, 1996 - January, 1991), San Marcos, Texas.

Manager, Steak & Ale Restaurant (March, 1985 - January, 1991), Beaumont, Texas. 

Service

Service to the Profession

2013 – 2014:  AABRI Conference.  Gross Present Values and External Rate of Return
2012:  Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE), New Orleans, Louisiana.
2011:  Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE), Houston, Texas.  Impact of Speculative Trading
2011:  Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE), Houston, Texas.  Energy Economics
2011:  Southwestern Cengage Learning, Beaumont, Texas.  Brigham
2010:  Lamar University Faculty Development Symposium.
2010:  Southwestern Society of EconomistsSouthwestern Society of Economists.  Financial Characteristics of Firms achieving highest accuracy in earnings predictability
2010:  Southwestern Society of Economists(SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2004 Annual Meeting.  A financial analysis of companies identified by value line as having the greatest levels of financial strength
2008:  Southwestern Finance Association.
2007:  Redefining Investment Strategy Edustation.
2006:  Southwestern Finance Association.

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2018-2019:  Department Personnel Committee  
2014-2015:  FINC 5310 Online Development  
2012-2013 – 2013-2014:  FINC 3320 Online Development  

Faculty Advisor:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Smith-Hutson Scholarship: Fall / Spring

Member:
2015-2016:  Personal Committee - John's Tenure  
2015-2016:  Common Core - Review and Development  
2015-2016:  Intermediate Finance - Review and Development  
2015-2016:  Principles of Finance - Review and Development  
2015-2016:  Finance Faculty Search Committee  
2012-2013:  Economics Search Committee  

Department Assignments
Member:
2008-2009:  Search Committee for Economics and Finance Position  
2012-2013 – 2016-2017:  Mst Kusum and others

College Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2015-2016:  Graduation Commencement: spring/summer/fall
2012-2013:  FEI Academic Honors Ben carpenter  

Member:
2015-2016 – 2016-2017:  Facilities, Technology, & Space Development Committee  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2012:  MBA Open House  

Chair:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Azhar Uddin  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Mst Jannatel Kusum  

Member:
2015-2016:  Facilities, Technology, & Space Development Committee - Subcommittee on Space  
2015-2016:  MIS Faculty Search Committee  
2015-2016:  Graduation Exit Exams  

College Assignments

Member:
2012:  Merit Award Committee  
2015-2016 – 2018-2019:  Undergraduate Curriculum Council  

University Assignments

Chair:

2018-2019:  Faculty Senate - President  
2018-2019:  Salary Administration review  
2017-2018:  Faculty Senate - Vice President  
2016-2017 – 2017-2018:  Faculty Senate - Faculty Salary Equity task force 2010:  Admissions Committee

University Assignments

Faculty Sponsor:

2010 – 2011:  Lamar Gamers  
2010:  Cardinal Currency Traders 

Faculty Sponsor:
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Live Action Role Playing  

Member:
2013-2014 – 2015-2016:  Admission Appeals  

University Assignments

Member:
2007-2008 – 2008-2009:  Admissions Committee  
2011:  Graduate Council  

University Assignments

Member:

2018-2019:  Search Committee for Associate Provost of Research 
2018-2019:  QEP Steering 
2018-2019:  Faculty Promotion review  
2018-2019:  Distance Education  
2018-2019:  Campus Risk Reduction  
2018-2019:  Budget Development  
2017-2018 – 2018-2019:  Faculty Handbook Advisory  
2016-2017 – 2018-2019:  Faculty Senate  
2016-2017 – 2018-2019:  Faculty Senate - Executive Committee  
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Curriculum Council  
2012-2013 – 2013-2014:  Graduate Council 
2010 – 2011:  Graduate Council  
2010-2011:  Graduate Council Subcommittee - Graduate Committee for thesis or dissertation 
2011-2012:  University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

Chair:

2014-2015 – 2017-2018:  Azhar Uddin 

Community Service 

Other Community Service Activities

2015 – 2016:  Chaperone of Choir Trip Lumberton High School
2007 – 2008:  Christian Growth, Advise on Financing
2008:  Dean's Corner, Radio show
2008:  Dean's Corner, TV show
2008:  National Association of Black Accountants

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  •  Slaydon, J., & Uddin, A. (in press, 2018).  The Relationship Between Firm Value and Long-Term debt.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • Slaydon, J., & Montano, C. (in press, 2017).  Examining Southeast Texas' Historically High Rate of Unemployment.   Research in Business and economics journal.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2015).  Case Study: Peer Assessment among Business School Finance Students.   Journal of Business and Economics, 6 (7), 249-258.
  • Slaydon, J., El-Houbi, A., & Montano, C. (2014).  a reexamination of economic growth in southeast texas.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 16.
  • Slaydon, J., Lynch, H., & Allen, C. (2012).  Effects of Monetary Policy on the Relative Price of Natural Gas.   Oil Gas and Energy Quarterly, 59 (4), xx-yy.
  • Slaydon, J. L., El-Houbi, A. F., & Montano, C. B. (2010).  Equity Index Universal Life Insurance: Revealing It's Hidden Advantages in Volatile Markets.   Southwestern Economic Review, 37 (1).
  • Slaydon, J. L. (2010).  Asset Pricing Models for Initial Public Offerings: A Test of Co-Skewness.   International Journal of Business Disciplines (IJBD), 21 (1).
  • Slaydon, J., Perumpral, S., & Yang, Y. (2007).  Are the Possibilities for International Diversification a Reality or a Myth?   International Journal of Business Disciplines (IJBD).

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Slaydon, J. (2018).  The Relationship between Firm Value and Long Term Debt Examining Large S&P 100 Companies.   AABRI Conference.
  • Slaydon, J. (2018).  Hurricane Harvey's impact on residents of the golden triangle.   Academy of Business Research.
  • Slaydon, J., Allen, L., & Natarajan, V. (2018).  Trade Balance and Exchange Rate as Determinants of Housing Prices in India.   Academy of Business Research.
  • Slaydon, J., & Uddin, A. (in press, 2017).  The relationship between Firm Value and long Term Debt.   Academy of Business Research.
  • Slaydon, J., & Montano, C. (in press, 2017).  The Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas.   AABRI Conference.
  • Slaydon, J. (in press, 2016).  The Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas, 2009-2014.   Academy of Business Research.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El Houbi, A. (2016).  Examining Southeast Texas' Historically High rate of Unemployment.   Academic and Business Research Institute.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2014).  A Reexamination of the Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas.   Academic and Business Research Institute.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2014).  Case Study: Peer Assessment among Business School Finance Students.   Academy of Business Research.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (in press, 2013).  Peer Assessment among Business College Students: An Exploratory Study.   AABRI Conference.

Non-Refereed Articles 

  • Slaydon, J., Bhuyan, M. N., & Reza, R. (2015).  The Best Market Mixtures for Portfolio Diversifications across Markets.  International Journal of Education and Social Sciences.
  • Slaydon, J., Bhuyan, M. N., & Reza, R. (2015).  The Best Market Mixtures for Portfolio Diversifications across Markets.  International Journal of Education and Social Sciences.

Non-Refereed Proceedings

  • Slaydon, J., & Perumpral, S. (2006).  Are the Possibilities for International Diversification a Reality or a Myth.   American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Slaydon, J. (2018). The relationship Between Firm Value and Long Term Debt.  AABRI Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2017). The Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas.  AABRI Conference, Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Slaydon, J. (2016). The Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas, 2009-2014.  Academy of Business Research, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El - Houbi, A. (2016). Examining Southeast Texas' Historically High rate of Unemployment.  AABRI Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2014). Case Study: Peer Assessment among Business School Finance Students.  Academy of Business Research, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2014). A Reexamination of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas.  AABRI Conference, San AnTonio, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J. (2013). Peer Assessment Among Business Students.   AABRI Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2012). Global Indexed Universal Life Insurance: Does This Policy Offer a Unique Investment to Investors?   Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE), New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El Houbi, A. (2011). The Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Taxes - Take Two.   Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2011 Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Lynch, H., & Allen, L. (2011). The Effects of Montary Policy on the Relative Price of Natural gas.   Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2011 Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2010). Explaining the Golden Triangle Southeast Texas Historically High Unemployment. Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2004 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2010). Indexed Universal life insurance: an Extension and adjustment to IUL's Return's and Risk. Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2004 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J. L., El-Houbi, A. F., & Montano, C. B. (2009). Indexed Universal Life Insurance Used as a Tax avoidance?  Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2004 Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Slaydon, J. & Sears, S. (2008). Asset Pricing Models for IPOs.  Southwestern Finance Association, Houston, Texas.
    Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2008). Equity Indexed Universal Life Insurance - A Sound Investment.  Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2004 Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J. & Perumpral, S. (2006). Are the Possibilities for International Diversification a Reality or a Myth.  American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grants

  •  2018 [Year 1 of 2]: Slaydon, J. & Venta, H., Lamar University Economic Recovery and Resiliency program, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • 2018: Slaydon, J. & Weeks, K., Lamar University Economic Development in Petrochemical Industry, Co-Principal Investigator.
  • 2018: Slaydon, J. Hurricane Harvey's Impact of Residents, Principal Investigator.

Papers Under Review 

  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2012). "Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas - Take Two," Initial submission to Southwestern Economic Review.

Working Papers 

  • Allen, L., Slaydon, J., & Natarajan, V. (2019). "Currency Volatility and Trade Factors Driving Housing Prices in India."
  • Slaydon, J. (2018). "Hurricane Harvey's Flooding on Real Estate Values."
  • Slaydon, J., Allen, L., & Natarajan, V. (2018). "Currency Risk and Other International Trade Factors Determining Housing Prices in India."
  • Slaydon, J. (2018). "Online Cheating: A Case Study."
  • Slaydon, J. (2018). "Online versus face-to-face evaluations."
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El Houbi, A. (2018). "The Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas, 2009-2014," targeted for Research in Business and economics journal.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2018). "Global Indexed Universal Life," targeted for Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • Slaydon, J. (2018). "Hurricane Harvey's Impact on Disposable Income."
  • Slaydon, J. & Uddin, A. (2017). "The Relationship between Firm Value and long Term Debt," targeted for Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
  • Slaydon, J. (2017). "Internal diversification shifts post 9-11 and financial crisis.," targeted for International Journal Of Business Disciplines (IJBD).
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2015). "Indexed Universal Life."
  • Slaydon, J. (2015). "Internal diversification shifts post 9-11 and financial crisis.," targeted for International Journal Of Business Disciplines (IJBD).
  • Slaydon, J. L., Montano, C. B., & El-Houbi, A. F. (2015). "Index Universal Life Insurance: An Extension," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J. L. & Montano, C. B. (2015). "Examining the Golden Triangle's Historically High Rate of Unemployment," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2013). "A Reexamination of the Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast texas," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2013). "Case Study: Peer Assessment Among Finance Students," targeted for Journal Of Financial Education.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2012). "Global Indexed Universal Life Insurance," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J. L. & Godkin, L. (2012). "Peer Assessment Among Business School Students: An Exploratory Study," targeted for AABRI Conference.