Associate Professor

Dr. Tomas is an Associate Professor in the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont, where he teaches finance. His research interests include the design and performance of futures and options exchanges and their products, derivative security pricing and use, and fixed income markets. His research has appeared in the Derivatives Quarterly, International Journal of Sport Finance, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Insurance Issues, Journal of Management Research, Journal of Sports Economics, Mathematics, Review of Derivatives Research, and the Review of Futures Markets. Prior to joining the faculty at UVM's School of Business, Dr. Tomas was on the faculty at Babson College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Before coming to academia he was at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), where he was the Group Manager for Financial Product Research. In that capacity he was responsible for managing new product development and research efforts, applied research projects for CBOT strategic decision making, and contract maintenance programs for existing financial products. Dr. Tomas received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, and MBA and B.S. from the University of Akron.

Associations and Affiliations

Financial Management Association

Michael J. Tomas III

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Derivative Security Pricing; Commodity Exchanges; Fixed income markets.


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Office Location:

343 Kalkin

Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm or by appointment.