Thomas Covington is a visiting 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.
Auburn University: Ph.D., Finance 2023
The University of Mississippi: MBA 2016
Delta State University: B.B.A., Finance 2003
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Reexamining the relative-age effect and career success: new evidence from S&P 1500 CEOsManagerial 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.