Melissa Frye, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance

Melissa Frye, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Frye is an Associate Professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida.  She received her Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree from Florida State University.  She has been a member of the UCF faculty since 1999.

Professor Frye’s research interests are in the areas of corporate governance and financial institutions.  Her research has been published in the Journal of Business, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Research, Corporate Governance: An International Review, The Financial Review, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Private Equity, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.  Her work has been presented at the Harvard Business School; the Yale Conference on Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and Initial Public Offerings; the Western Finance Association meetings; the Financial Management Association meetings; the Financial Management Association European meetings; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Bank Structure and Competition Conference.  She has also been the recipient of awards for the Outstanding Paper in Corporate Finance at the Southern Finance Association meetings and the Eastern Finance Association meetings.  At the University of Central Florida, Professor Frye has taught courses in corporate finance and has won several teaching awards.

Prior to getting her Ph.D., Dr. Frye worked as a consultant providing investment advisory services to individuals, pension funds, and 401(k) plans.  She also consulted with executives and board directors on the design and competitiveness of their compensation packages.

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Research and Publications

  • Incentive Compensation for Bank Directors: The Impact of Deregulation
    Corporate Governance: Implications for Financial Services Firms, Conference Proceedings for the 39th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago).