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Don M. Chance, Ph.D., CFA

James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies
& Professor of Finance
Louisiana State University
 ORCID:  0000-0003-4334-4703

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Contact Information:
Office:  2909 Business Education Complex
Phone:  225-578-0372
Fax:  225-578-6366
email:  dchance@lsu.edu
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Snail Mail Address:
Department of Finance
2909 Business Education Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA  70803


Fall 2023 Teaching Schedule:
FIN 3910:  Risk and the Psychology of Finance

M:  1:30 - 4:20


FIN 7720:  The Process and Metthodology of Research

W:  1:30 - 4:20



Fall 2023 Office Hours:

Don M. Chance, Ph.D., CFA, holds the James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies and is Professor of Finance at the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University. He previously held the William H. Wright, Jr. Endowed Chair for Financial Services at LSU, and the First Union Professorship in Financial Risk Management at Virginia Tech.  Prior to his academic career, he worked for a large southeastern bank.  He has been a visiting scholar at universities in Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Scotland, and in the U. S. 

Professor Chance has had numerous articles published in academic and practitioner journals and has authored four  books, including An Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management, 10th ed. co-authored with Robert Brooks, Essays in Derivatives:  Risk Transfer Tools and Topics Made Easy (2nd ed.), Analysis of Derivatives for the CFA Program, and Financial Risk Management:  An End User Perspective.  His next book, Foundations of the Pricing of Financial Derivatives::  Theory and Analysis, is co-authered with Robert Brooks, and will be published in 2023 by John Wiley.

has extensive experience conducting professional training programs, and his consulting practice (Omega Risk Advisors, LLC) serves companies, organizations, and law firms.  He has also been heavily involved in the development and authorship of the derivatives and risk management curriculum in the CFA program.  In 2015 he received the C. Stewart Shepard Award for his many years of service to the CFA Institute in the development of its educational programs.  He is a member of LSU's Supplemental Retirement Plan Oversight Committee, and he chaired the university's promotion and tenure committee for three years.  

In his spare time he plays guitar, sings, and performs as a solo guitar & vocal act.  He has traveled to more than 50 countries, and in March, 2016 he completed a 26-mile hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  He also recently authored a novel, The Assignment, which is set in a university and is available at this link on Amazon. He also publishes a quarterly newsletter for laypersons available here.

Previous and Visiting Positions:
Fall, 2015       Visiting scholar, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Fall, 2014       Visiting scholar, University of Macquarie, Sydney, Australia
Fall, 2014       Visiting scholar, National University of Singapore
Fall, 2013       Visiting scholar, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Fall, 2006       Visiting scholar, Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Engineering, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Spring, 2002  Visiting scholar, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Spring, 1999  Visiting scholar, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland
Fall, 1994       Visiting scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1996-2003     First Union Professor of Financial Risk Management, Virginia Tech
1989-1996     Professor of Finance, Virginia Tech
1983-1989     Associate Professor of Finance, Virginia Tech
1980-1983     Assistant Professor of Finance, Virginia Tech

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My Academic Vita and Related Information

Go to this site and you there is a link wher eyou can download my vita. THere is also informaiotn and links to books I have authored.

Research Material:

Link to this site for various research-related items (collections of links, journals, bibliographies, reading lists, etc.)

Instructional Material:

Link to this site for a collection of short technical notes on derivatives, class-related material, and other pedagogical odds and ends.  Lots of good free stuff.  People seem to really like this material.

Miscellaneous Professional Material

Link to this site for an assortment of professional items, mostly related to derivatives, finance, and academics.

Personal Stuff

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Last updated:  August 13, 2023