Dr. John Burnett

Associate Professor Emeritus, College of Business


301 Sparkman Drive
Business Administration Building
Room 380
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Alabama, 1992
  • M.A, Mathematics, Claremont Graduate University, 1983
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of New Mexico, 1981

Honors & Awards

  • University Distinguished Teaching Award, 2015
  • Visitor - The Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance, Dr. Werner De Bondt, Director, DePaul University, 2005-06
  • Lecturer - "Free Market Economies and the Role of Financial Institutions and Markets", Bucharest, Romania, 1996
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Business Administration, UAH, 2002-03
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Business Administration, UAH, 1996-97
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Business Administration, UAH, 1996-97
  • University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Award, 1992-93


  • Behavioral Finance
  • Investments

Recent Publications

  • John E. Burnett, "Liquidity and Investor Confidence in the Turn-of-the-Month Regularity," Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming.

  • Winnie P.H. Poon, Jianfu Shen, and John E. Burnett, "An Empirical Study of International Spillover of Sovereign Risk to Bank Credit Risk," The Financial Review, forthcoming.

  • John E. Burnett, Carolyn Carroll and Paul Thistle, "The Relative Impact of Public Information in Shaping Investor Expectations," Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 25 (2), March/April 2009, pp. 51-68.

  • "The Application of Supply Network Optimization and Location Analysis to a DoD Repair Supply Chain," (with William Killingsworth, David Berkowitz, and Jim Simpson), Defense Acquisition Review Journal, vol. 15, no. 3 (December 2008)

  • Darryl A. Seale and John E. Burnett, "Solving Large Games with Simulated Fictitious Play," International Game Theory Review, Vol. 8 No. 3 (September 2006).

  • Paul Thistle and John E. Burnett, "Computing Sets of Expected Utility Maximizing Distributions for Common Utility Functions," Applied Financial Economics , Vol.11 (2001), pp. 269-277.

  • Jayen B. Patel, Dorla A. Evans and John E. Burnett, "Junk Bond Behavior with Daily Returns and Business Cycles," The Journal of Financial Research , Vol. 21 No. 4 (Winter 1998).

  • John E. Burnett and Bruce M. Wampler, "Unit Price Contracts: A Practical Framework for Determining Competitive Bid Prices," The Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 14 No. 3 (Summer 1998).

  • "Political Campaigns as Rent-Seeking Games: Take the Money and Run," (with Chris Paul and Allen Wilhite), Public Finance Quarterly , vol. 25 no. 5 (September 1995).

  • "The Detection of Nonstationarity in the Market Model," (with C. Carroll and P. Thistle), Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, vol. 35 no. 1 (Winter 1996).