Mark D. Foster

Professor, Finance

Mark D. Foster

Research Interests

Dr. Mark D. Foster received his Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Finance, from the University of North Alabama in May 1985. After working in the finance industry, he returned to UNA in 1989 to pursue a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He took the opportunity to first complete courses necessary to receive a second major in Economics before starting the MBA program at UNA. After one semester at UNA, he transferred to the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa to pursue a Master's of Arts in Finance. He graduated with a M.A. in Finance in May of 1992 and began teaching as an adjunct at UNA that fall. In Fall 1993, he began teaching full-time as an Instructor at UNA. After completing three years of teaching, he enrolled in the doctoral program at Mississippi State University in the Spring of 1997. He worked as a teaching assistant until 2000, when he began teaching as a Lecturer while completing work on his dissertation. In 2001, he accepted an Instructor position at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. In January 2005, he was promoted to Assistant Professor. In August 2008, he returned to UNA as an Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics and Finance in the College of Business.

Courses Taught

FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2021
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Spring 2021
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Spring 2021
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2021
FI499 Independent Study-Practicum Spring 2021
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Spring 2021
FI498 Cases in Finance Fall 2020
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Fall 2020
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Fall 2020
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2020
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2020
FI498 Cases in Finance Summer 2020
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Summer 2020
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Summer 2020
FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2020
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Spring 2020
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2020
FI499 Independent Study-Practicum Spring 2020
FI698 Independent Study/Research Spring 2020
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Spring 2020
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Fall 2019
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2019
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2019
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Summer 2019
FI492 Investments Summer 2019
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Summer 2019
FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2019
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Spring 2019
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Spring 2019
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2019
FI499 Independent Study-Practicum Spring 2019
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Spring 2019
FI498 Cases in Finance Fall 2018
EC251 Principles of Macroeconomics Fall 2018
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2018
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2018
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2018
FI498 Cases in Finance Summer 2018
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Summer 2018
FI499 Independent Study-Practicum Summer 2018
FI495 Sec Analysis & Port Theory Summer 2018
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Summer 2018
FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2018
FI632 Corporate Financial Strategy Spring 2018
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2018
FI698 Independent Study/Research Spring 2018
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Spring 2018
FI393 Financial Management Fall 2017
FI393 Financial Management Fall 2017
FI698 Independent Study/Research Fall 2017
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2017
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2017
FI393 Financial Management Summer 2017
FI499 Independent Study-Practicum Summer 2017
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Summer 2017
FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2017
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2017
FI698 Independent Study/Research Spring 2017
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Spring 2017
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Spring 2017
FI393 Financial Management Fall 2016
FI698 Independent Study/Research Fall 2016
FI630 Managerial Finance Fall 2016
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2016
FI393 Financial Management Summer 2016
QM291 Statistical Process Control Summer 2016
FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2016
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2016
FI499 Independent Study-Practicum Spring 2016
FI698 Independent Study/Research Spring 2016
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Spring 2016
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Spring 2016
FI635 Security & Portfolio Analysis Spring 2016
FI393 Financial Management Fall 2015
FI499 Independent Study-Practicum Fall 2015
FI698 Independent Study/Research Fall 2015
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2015
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2015
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2015
FI393 Financial Management Summer 2015
EMB606 Special Topics in Business Summer 2015
QM291 Statistical Process Control Summer 2015
FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2015
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2015
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Spring 2015
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Spring 2015
FI393 Financial Management Fall 2014
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2014
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2014
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2014
FI498 Cases in Finance Spring 2014
FI423 Financial Institutions Managem Spring 2014
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Spring 2014
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Spring 2014
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2013
EC252 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2013
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2013
QM291 Statistical Process Control Fall 2013

Education

PhD Mississippi State University, 2004
MA The University of Alabama, 1992
BS University of North Alabama, 1985

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Foster, Mark D. , Malone, Keith D. Tax Reform in Alabama: The Case of Taxing Groceries. v. 41 i. 1 p. 37-61.
  • Foster, Mark David. , Jobe, Mark. , King, Brett. , Young, Michael T. Lock-In Vs. Capitalization Market Reactions to Tax Changes. v. 1 p. 87-102.
  • Foster, Mark D. , Young, Michael. Capital Structure Determinants for Emerging Markets by Geographic Region.. v. 1 p. 55-87.
  • Lee, Deborah. , Kern, David. , Foster, Mark D. A Post-Enron Look at Perceptions of Academic and Business Ethics by Business StudentS. v. 16 i. Spring p. 1-16.
  • Couch, J.. , Foster, M.. , Malone, K. D.. , Black, D.. AN ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES BAILOUT VOTE. v. 31 i. 1 p. 119-128.
  • Foster, Mark D. , Kern, David. , White, Larry. The current impact of TARP on community banks: A statistical analysis.. v. Summer 2010 p. 1-9.
  • Foster, Mark D. , Young, Michael. Capital Structure Determinants in Emerging Markets. v. 2 p. 18-49.
  • Foster, Mark D. , White, Larry. , Young, Michael. Capital Gains, Dividends, and Taxes: Market Reactions to Tax Changes. v. 11 i. 1 p. 9-23.
  • Foster, Mark D. , Young, Michael. , White, Larry. Capital Gains, Dividends and Taxes: Market Reactions to Tax Changes: A Beginning. v. 9 i. 2 p. 13-18.
  • Foster, Mark D. , Lee, Deborah. , Kern, David. Honest Intentions: Business Students' Perceptions of Academic and Business Ethics. v. 30 i. 2 p. 52-60.
  • Foster, Mark. , Valentine, Randall. , Hopkins, Christopher. World Series Stock Market Predictor: An Empirical Examination of the AL/NL Effect. v. 4 i. Spring p. 79-85.
  • Foster, Mark David. , Kern, David F. Community Development Banks: Are They Really Working?. p. 1-17.
  • Foster, Mark D. , Couch, Jim F. , Bhargava, Vivek. Public Finance and Education: Does School District Size and Amount of Funding Have an Impact on Student Performance. v. 9 i. 1.

Selected Awards

  • Received College of Business Advising Award (2019)
    College of Business
  • Nominated Outstanding Advising Award (2019)
    Office of Academic Affairs