Dr. Mark A. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Finance


Sellinger Hall 204

Research Areas:

Behavioral Finance, Consumer Sentiment, Investments and Financial Markets.

Academic Degrees

Ph D, University of New Orleans.
MS, University of New Orleans.
MS, Florida International University.
BS, Florida State University.

Media Contributions

August 20, 2012 - WBFF Baltimore Fox 45 Television Interview, Consumer money saving myths, Interviewed by Melinda Roeder.

April 5, 2012 - Citation of Research, "Changes in Gasoline Prices and Consumer Sentiment" was cited in an article by Bill Hobbs discussing the 2012 presidential election, cnsnews.com.

March 30, 2012 - WBAL-TV Television Interview, The lottery and personal finance recommendations for individuals that win. Re-printed on MSNBC.com on April 1, 2012.

December 12, 2011 - Radio Interview, State of the Consumer and the Economy, Interviewed by Beverly Burke from WEAA Public Radio Station (88.9 FM). Aired December 14, 2011 and December 18, 2011.

October 18, 2011 - Article, 'Stimulus' isn't a dirty word, Bankrate.com.

June 11, 2010 - Contributor, Md.'s Boring Bonds Gain Pizzazz As Investors Flock to Debt Issues, Baltimore Business Journal.


Graduate courses taught at Loyola University Maryland include Financial Markets and Institutions, Financial Management and Investments Management.

Undergraduate courses taught at Loyola University Maryland include Financial Management and Advanced Financial Management.

Courses taught at the University of New Orleans include Principles of Real Estate, Principles of Financial Management, Principles of Macroeconomics (Internet course) and the Senior Finance Capstone course.

Other Scholarly Activities

Invited research presentations to The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting and the University of Dayton's Redefining Investment Strategy Education (R.I.S.E.) Forum.

Faculty Advisor, Loyola University Maryland Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarship Colloquium (2011), Title: "Healthcare Reform and How It Affected Health Care Stocks," with Stephen Baydala and Kyle Christian, Finished 2nd Place, Business Division.

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Applied Economics and Applied Financial Economics.

Representative Publications

"The Failure of Lehman Brothers and Its Impact on Other Financial Institutions," co-authored with Abdullah Al-Mamun, Applied Financial Economics, 2012, Vol. 22, pages 375-385.

"The Purchasing Managers Index and Stock Returns," co-authored with Kevin J. Watson, The Journal of Investing, Winter 2011, Vol. 20, No. 4, pages 89-98. (Most downloaded article in this issue)

"How Did the Fed Do? An Empirical Assessment of the Fed's New Initiatives in the Financial Crisis," co-authored with Abdullah Al-Mamun and M. Kabir Hassan, Applied Financial Economics, 2010, Vol. 20, pages 15-30.

Awards and Honors

Most Valued Professor - Fellows Executive MBA Class of 2012.

Outstanding Teaching Award (Honorable Mention) - Award voted on by students of the College of Business at the University of New Orleans.

Toussaint Hocevar Memorial Award - Award given to the Financial Economics Ph.D. student at the University of New Orleans with the highest grade point average after completion of all coursework.

Toussaint Hocevar Memorial Award - Award given to the University of New Orleans Financial Economics doctoral student with the highest grade point average after the completion of all coursework.

Professional Memberships

American Finance Association
Southern Finance Association
Southwestern Finance Association
Financial Management Association
Decision Sciences Institute