Heather Knewtson

Heather Knewtson


Expanded CV

  • Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business and Economics
  • PhD, Finance, Washington State University


Dr. Knewtson earned a Bachelor’s in Actuarial Science from Roosevelt University in 1999, working in industry as a pension actuary. Knewtson earned a Master’s in Applied Economics (2010) and Doctorate in Business Administration – Finance (2011), both from Washington State University. Knewtson’s research focuses on insider trading and investor sentiment, with publications in the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Business Research and Managerial Finance.

Dr. Knewtson teaches Investment Analysis, Principles of Finance and Security Valuation. Knewtson was inducted into Michigan Tech’s Academy of Teaching Excellence in 2018 and into Michigan Tech's Dean's Teaching Showcase in 2017. In 2013, Knewtson received the College of Business Administration Dean's Teaching Award while on the faculty at Central Michigan University. In 2012, Knewtson was an inaugural member of the High-Impact Teaching Academy at Central Michigan University. In 2010, Knewtson received Washington State University's Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award.

Teaching Interests

  • Principles of Finance
  • Investment Analysis
  • Security Valuation

Research Interests

  • Insider Trading & Managerial Compensation
  • Investor Attention & Sentiment
  • Market Efficiency & Perceived Mispricing