James Slaydon

Dr. James Slaydon
Associate Professor

Phone: (409) 880-7643
Email: slaydonjl@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 271

Ph.D.   Texas Tech University
M.B.A.   Lamar University
B.B.A.   Lamar University

Courses Taught

MBA:

Financial Management
Foundations of Finance 
International Finance 
Special Topics in Management 
Thesis 

Bachelors:

Cases in Financial Management 
Intermediate Financial Management 
Mortgage Lending 
Principles of Finance 
Special Topics in Finance 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Lamar University (August, 2005 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Asst. Professor, Radford University (August, 2001 - July, 2005), Radford, Virginia.

Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University (August, 1997 - July, 2001), Lubbock, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Customer Service Coor., Mercury Finance Company (July, 1997 - February, 1997), Beaumont, Texas.

General Manager, Golden Corral Restaurant (January, 1996 - January, 1991), San Marcos, Texas.

Manager, Steak & Ale Restaurant (March, 1985 - January, 1991), Beaumont, Texas. 

Service

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2014-2015:  FINC 5310 Online Development  
2012-2013 – 2013-2014:  FINC 3320 Online Development  

Faculty Advisor:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Smith-Hutson Scholarship: Fall / Spring

Member:
2015-2016:  Personal Committee - John's Tenure  
2015-2016:  Common Core - Review and Development  
2015-2016:  Intermediate Finance - Review and Development  
2015-2016:  Principles of Finance - Review and Development  
2015-2016:  Finance Faculty Search Committee  
2012-2013:  Economics Search Committee  

College Assignments

Faculty Advisor:
2015-2016:  Graduation Commencement: spring/summer/fall
2012-2013:  FEI Academic Honors Ben carpenter  

Member:
2015-2016 – 2016-2017:  Facilities, Technology, & Space Development Committee  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2012:  MBA Open House  

Chair:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Azhar Uddin  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Mst Jannatel Kusum  

Member:
2015-2016:  Facilities, Technology, & Space Development Committee - Subcommittee on Space  
2015-2016:  MIS Faculty Search Committee  
2015-2016:  Graduation Exit Exams  

College Assignments

Member:
2012:  Merit Award Committee  

University Assignments

Faculty Sponsor:
2011:  Lamar Gamers  

University Assignments

Faculty Sponsor:
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Live Action Role Playing  

Member:
2013-2014 – 2015-2016:  Admission Appeals  

University Assignments

Member:
2011:  Graduate Council  

University Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Undergraduate Curriculum Council  
2012-2013 – 2013-2014:  Graduate Council  

University Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee  

Community Service 

Other Community Service Activities

2015:  Chaperone of Choir Trip Lumberton High School 

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2015).  Case Study: Peer Assessment among Business School Finance Students.   Journal of Business and Economics, 6 (7), 249-258.
  • Slaydon, J., El-Houbi, A., & Montano, C. (2014).  a reexamination of economic growth in southeast texas.   Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 16.
  • Slaydon, J., Lynch, H., & Allen, C. (2012).  Effects of Monetary Policy on the Relative Price of Natural Gas.   Oil Gas and Energy Quarterly, 59 (4), xx-yy.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2014).  A Reexamination of the Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Texas.   Academic and Business Research Institute.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2014).  Case Study: Peer Assessment among Business School Finance Students.   Academy of Business Research.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (in press, 2013).  Peer Assessment among Business College Students: An Exploratory Study.   AABRI Conference.

Non-Refereed Articles 

  • Slaydon, J., Bhuyan, M. N., & Reza, R. (2015).  The Best Market Mixtures for Portfolio Diversifications across Markets.  International Journal of Education and Social Sciences.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Slaydon, J. (2013). Peer Assessment Among Business Students.   AABRI Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2012). Global Indexed Universal Life Insurance: Does This Policy Offer a Unique Investment to Investors?   Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE), New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El Houbi, A. (2011). The Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast Taxes - Take Two.   Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2011 Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas.
  • Slaydon, J., Lynch, H., & Allen, L. (2011). The Effects of Montary Policy on the Relative Price of Natural gas.   Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2011 Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas.

Papers Under Review 

  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2012). "Engine of Economic Growth in Southeas Texas - Take Two," Initial submission to Southwestern Economic Review.

Working Papers 

  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2015). "Indexed Universal Life."
  • Slaydon, J. (2015). "Internal diversification shifts post 9-11 and financial crisis.," targeted for International Journal Of Business Disciplines (IJBD).
  • Slaydon, J. L., Montano, C. B., & El-Houbi, A. F. (2015). "Index Universal Life Insurance: An Extension," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J. L. & Montano, C. B. (2015). "Examining the Golden Triangle's Historically High Rate of Unemployment," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2013). "A Reexamination of the Engine of Economic Growth in Southeast texas," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J. & Godkin, L. (2013). "Case Study: Peer Assessment Among Finance Students," targeted for Journal Of Financial Education.
  • Slaydon, J., Montano, C., & El-Houbi, A. (2012). "Global Indexed Universal Life Insurance," targeted for Southwestern Economic Review.
  • Slaydon, J. L. & Godkin, L. (2012). "Peer Assessment Among Business School Students: An Exploratory Study," targeted for AABRI Conference.