Ph.D., M.A. Indiana University
B.S. University of Illinois
Professor Hoover joined the W&L faculty in July 2000. He has a technical background and worked as a civilian for the U.S. Navy on electronics research and development programs. He also founded and managed a software company devoted to customized database software.
After his graduate studies at Indiana University, he taught at the University of Wyoming. He was recognized by the Teaching Excellence Committee of the Indiana University School of Business in 1996. He also received the Schuyler F. Otteson Teaching Excellence Award that year. In 1998, he received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Wyoming College of Business.
Professor Hoover teaches Investments, Corporate Finance, Multinational Finance, and Applied Business Statistics at W&L. His research interests are focused primarily in the area of asset pricing. He recently published a book, Stock Valuation: An Essential Guide to Wall Street's Most Popular Valuation Models, which was written to provide a knowledge base for anyone interested in working in the investments world.
He and his wife, Annalie, are the proud parents of a son and two daughters, two Labrador retrievers, two cats, and one fish, all of whom believe they rule the house.