Bank of America Professor of Finance

Halil Kiymaz, Ph.D., CFA

“Teaching at Crummer is both a rewarding and challenging experience as the quality of students ensures that you are on top of your game.”

Halil Kiymaz joined the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College faculty in 2004. He is the Bank of America Professor of Finance.

Dr. Kiymaz maintains an extensive research agenda and has published more than 70 articles in scholarly and practitioner journals. He has two books titled The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisition (Wiley, 2011) and Market Microstructure in Emerging and Developed Markets, (Wiley 2013). His research has appeared in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, Global Finance Journal, Journal of Applied Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Financial Economics, and Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, among others. He is recipient of several research awards including McGraw-Hill Irwin Best Paper Award and Outstanding Research Award multiple times at the Global Conference on Business and Finance. He is the finance area editor of International Journal of Emerging Markets. He also serves on the editorial board of numerous journals.

Before coming to Rollins, Dr. Kiymaz taught at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bilkent University, and the University of New Orleans. He also has had visiting faculty positions at the East China University of Science and Technology, Imadec University, Copenhagen Business School, and Kadir Has University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has served as a grader for the CFA Institute.

Dr. Kiymaz has consulting and work experience with various governmental and public organizations, including the Central Bank of Turkey, Bankers Association, and Stalla, IFE, among others. He has been listed in various biographies including Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in Business Higher Education, Academic Keys Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, International Who’s Who of Professionals by Who’s Who Historical Society, and Marquis Who’s Who. He is the former president of Academy of Financial Services and currently serves at the board of directors of CF Financial Executive International.


  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Emerging Markets


  • Ph.D., University of New Orleans
  • MBA, University of New Orleans
  • MS, University of New Orleans
  • BS, Uludag University, Turkey


  • Office Phone: 407-646-2267
  • E-mail: hkiymaz@rollins.edu
  • Office Location: Bush Executive Center, Rm. 317B