Dr. Thomas Pencek

USF Sarasota-Manatee welcomes Belgian students

Title: Instructor II

Area of Interest: Finance

Phone: 941-359-4631

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: pencek@sar.usf.edu

Office: C219

Dr. Pencek earned his D.B.A. in Finance from Mississippi State University in 1988. He received his M.B.A. from Mississippi State University. He received his B.S. from State University College at Fredonia. He comes from Meredith College where he received the outstanding teacher award in 2003. At Meredith College, he was the founder and faculty advisor to the Student Investment Group, which invested money for the college. He has presented papers at Academy of Financial Service, Decisions Sciences Institute, Academy of Business Disciplines and Midwest Finance Association. His research interests are investments and efficiency of markets.


Borghesi, Richard and Tom Pencek, 2013. Predicting First-Year Returns of Health Care IPOs, The Journal of Applied Business Research 29(3), 877-884.

T. Pencek, N. Hikmet and J. Lin, (2009, Fall), "Stock Market Performance of Health Care Initial Public Offerings," Journal of Economic and Business Studies

“The Value of SmartMoney Stock Recommendations,” with R. Borghesi, Forthcoming in Applied Economics Letters.

“The (Non)Performance of Kiplinger’s Expert Recommendations" with R. Borghesi, Journal of Applied Business Research (July/August 2010).

Stock Market Performance of Health Initial Public Offering, with Neset Hikmet and J. Barry Lin, Journal of Business and Economic Studies (Fall 2009)

“An Application of Active Learning and Distance Education,” with D. Bialaszewski, e-book of Informing Sciences, 2001.