Arun Upadhyay is a faculty of finance in the College of Business at Florida International University. He teaches BADM 741, financial management, in the Online Executive MBA program at the University of Nevada, Reno. His primary teaching area is corporate finance. Before choosing to become an academic faculty, Dr. Upadhyay worked for several years with a commercial bank in the area of credit analysis and international banking. He received his Ph.D. in finance from Temple University. Prior to moving to FIU, he taught at the University of Nevada, Reno where he received the College of Business Best Researcher award twice. He also taught at the University of Alaska in Anchorage where he was awarded College of Business and Public Policy Best Teacher award. Dr. Upadhyay served on the Investment Advisory Commission of Municipality of Anchorage. He has also served as expert witness on issues related to valuation of financial securities, responsibilities of board of directors and corporate governance.
Dr. Upadhyay's research focuses on corporate governance issues. He studies corporate leadership structure, board structure, financial reporting and executive compensation. He has published articles in highly visible journals such as The Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.