David Blackwell is an Outside Consultant with Econ One and is a Professor in the Department of Finance and Quantitative Analysis at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Blackwell is an expert in financial advisory issues, securities and investment disputes, intellectual property, and general commercial litigation issues. He has testified in a variety of different types of cases including breach of contract, lost profits, patent infringement, and economic impact. Along with his expert work Dr. Blackwell has also served in a financial advisory role to many companies including Shell Oil Company, Quantum National Bank, Morgan Stanley, and various startup firms.
Dr. Blackwell has a distinguished academic career. He served as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the University of Kentucky UK from 2018-2021, overseeing a budget of over $1 billion; enrollment of 31,000 students; 3,000 faculty members and 5,000 staff members. Prior to the Provost role, Dr. Blackwell served as the Dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics from 2012-2018 at the University of Kentucky. Before joining the University of Kentucky in 2012, he served as James W. Aston/RepublicBank Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Blackwell served as Head of the Department of Finance at Texas A&M from 2002 to 2008. From 1998 to 2002 he served as a Director in KPMG’s Forensic practice and as a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services practice.
Dr. Blackwell’s published work can be found in the leading scholarly journals of finance, accounting and economics including The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Accounting and Economics. He is a coauthor on two finance textbooks, Financial Institutions, Markets, & Money and Modern Financial Markets: Prices, Yields, and Risk Analysis.
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, June 1986.
- Major Field: Finance Minor Fields: Industrial Organization and Econometrics
BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, December 1981.