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Jimmy Senteza, Ph.D., CFA

Associate Professor & Department Chair, Finance

Jimmy D. Senteza currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance in the CBPA.  He earned a B.A. (Hons) from Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda); B.B.A. (summa cum laude), M.B.A., and Ph.D. in Business (Finance) from Washington State University; and has been at Drake since 2000. He has taught several courses in corporate finance, international finance, investments, and portfolio management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His main research interests are asset pricing, investment management with applications of prospect theory, and the understanding of emerging capital markets. His academic manuscripts have been published in the Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Applied Business Research, Financial Decisions, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, Journal of Financial Education, and The Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences. He is a member of the Financial Management Association International (FMA) and the CFA Society of Iowa.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-3716
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall


  • Ph.D., Washington State University
  • M.B.A., Washington State University
  • B.A., Washington State University
  • B.A., Makerere University Kampala

Areas of Expertise

  • Investment Management
  • Portfolio Analysis