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Finance professor earns Fulbright award

From a UNT News Service press release

Tomas Mantecon

Tomas Mantecon

Tomas Mantecon, associate professor of finance, has been chosen to participate in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for the 2013-14 academic year.

Mantecon will teach at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, from March 1 to June 30, 2014, as a visiting professor of finance. He also plans to research the banking crisis in Austria and around the world.

He has earned numerous other honors for his work, including the Outstanding Faculty Award for Research in the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law (FIREL), the Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award from the College of Business, a Professional Development Institute Business Fellowship in 2010 and UNT Faculty Research grant.

Mantecon earned a doctoral degree from Louisiana State University. His research areas include corporate finance with an emphasis on corporate control, initial public offerings and joint ventures.

About UNT's College of Business

With more than 5,600 students, UNT's College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1961.With 112 full-time faculty members, the college offers 17 undergraduate degrees, 24 master's degrees and 10 graduate certificate programs. Five centers and institutes in the College of Business create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the new 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011. Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships and the Professional Leadership program to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment.

Olmar Venegas with UNT News Service can be reached at


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