School of BusinessFaculty and Research

Kenneth Daniels
Professor of Finance
Area: Finance Insurance and Real Estate

Snead Hall
301 W. Main Street
PO Box 844000
Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
Office: B4147
Phone: (804) 828-7127
Fax: (804) 828-8884
Research Interests: Municipal Bonds, Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Small Business Development, Financial Economics of Minorities.

Dr. Kenneth N. Daniels is a Professor of Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University and specializes in the areas of financial services and community development. He has presented papers at international conferences such as the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, and the European Financial Management Association, and nationally at conferences such as the Financial Management Association and the American Economic Association. He also has been an invited speaker at conferences such as the Institutional Investors Americas Government Funds Roundtable. Dr. Daniels has received the Sydney Futures Exchange Prize for the outstanding paper on derivatives and the outstanding paper on investments from the Eastern Finance Association. Dr. Daniels has published over 20 refereed articles in journals such as The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, The Journal of Corporate Finance, The Financial Review, The Journal of Financial Services Research, The Journal of Fixed Income, The Journal of Economics and Business, Managerial Finance, The Journal of Financial Stability, The Review of Black Political Economy and The Journal of Real Estate Research. His research on municipal bonds and financial advisors has been cited in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was signed into federal law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. Dr. Daniels is the former Chairman of the Board for the Richmond Retirement System. Dr. Daniels was also one of the founding board member of Virginia Community Capital Incorporated (VCC). Dr. Daniels served on the Treasury Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2002 to 2010. Dr. Daniels also serves as a board member of the Eastern Finance Association and the Midwest Finance Association. He has been contracted as an expert witness on bank fraud and has been interviewed on topical issues of banking, frequently. His teaching interests include financial service institutions, municipal bonds, corporate finance and financial markets. Currently, he is working on service projects that include entrepreneurship, technology and small business development. He is a member of the Financial Intermediation Research Society, American Finance Association, Financial Management Association and the Eastern Finance Association.