Tray Spilker

Tray Spilker
  • Assistant Professor of Finance


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Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Finance, 2017, Boston College
  • M.B.A. (Finance), 2007, University of Maryland
  • Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance), 2007, Harvard University
  • B.S. Business Administration, (Finance), 2000, Virginia Tech

Professional Background

Professor Spilker has been at Shidler since 2017. Prior to entering academia, Professor Spilker worked in the capital markets building portfolios of hedge fund managers for institutional clients, conducting equity research, and managing equity portfolios. Professor Spilker's experience also includes work in manufacturing corporate finance and academic/non-profit finance. He started his career as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air National Guard.

Research Interests

  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Alternative Investments
  • Manager Performance
  • Fund Governance
  • Social Networks

Awards & Honors

  • Best Undergraduate Instructor, business core course, Fall 2019
  • Best Undergraduate Instructor, in major course, Fall 2019

Additional Information

  • Chartered Financial Analyst®, CFA Institute 
  • Private Pilot (Single Engine Airplane Land), FAA