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Bill M. Brister

Assistant Professor of Finance



Murrah Hall 110


BS, MBA  |  University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D.  |  University of Arkansas

Bill Brister


  • FINC 3000 – Principles of Corporate Finance

  • FINC 4000 – Advanced Finance


  • FINC 562 – Survey of Finance

  • FINC 662 – Financial Management

  • FINC 664 – Financial Institutions


  • FINC 706 – Financial Management I

  • FINC 709 – Financial Management II


Hello. I’m Bill Brister and I teach finance here at Millsaps.

Right after I received my MBA at USM, the Dean there asked if I would teach a class in Business Statistics. Having no other job at the time, I agreed. From the first class I taught, I knew that I had found by vocational passion. I continued on with my education and earned a Ph.D. and started teaching at Millsaps in 1989. I love the classroom and teaching, particularly here at Millsaps.

In my finance classes, we talk about a host of interesting topics, such as money, personal investment, interest rates, the stock market, the bond market, and dividend policy. Okay, okay, maybe most of these topics do not sound very interesting, but MONEY is interesting.

I also do a good bit of consulting in the area of litigation support. Like the classroom, I like testifying in court as an expert witness. Sometimes it is nerve-racking, and I must be on my toes at all times, but the competitive nature of the courtroom is very exciting.

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