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Thomas Covington, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Thomas Covington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University



Thomas Covington is an assistant professor of finance in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. Before returning to academia to pursue his passion for teaching, Thomas spent over a decade in the banking industry and several years in corporate finance. Thomas teaches corporate finance, and his pedagogy includes utilizing current regulatory data as tangible course material examples. His research examines the relationship between corporate governance and sustainability alongside random contemporaneous finance topics. In his free time, Thomas enjoys lifting weights, trying new restaurants, and exploring Los Angeles with his wife.

Education (3)

Auburn University: Ph.D., Finance 2023

The University of Mississippi: MBA 2016

Delta State University: B.B.A., Finance 2003

Areas of Expertise (2)

Corporate Finance

Sustainable Finance

Industry Expertise (2)


Financial Services

Articles (1)

Reexamining the relative-age effect and career success: new evidence from S&P 1500 CEOs

Managerial Finance

Covington, Thomas, Steve Swidler, and Keven Yost


The previous literature finds evidence from birth dates of CEOs that the relative-age effect continually influences their career success. The authors look at a significantly larger collection of CEOs and more exact information on school cut-off dates to reexamine the relative-age effect.

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