Patty Bick - Faculty & Adjuncts

Patty Bick, PhD

Patty Bick, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
College of Business
Finance, Operations Management and International Business
918-631-2946 Helmerich Hall Room 118-A


PhD – Pennsylvania State University MS – University of Southern California MBA – University of Vermont BS – University of Southern California


Patty Bick received her undergraduate degree and masters degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California. She worked as systems engineer for a government satellite communications program for five years. After having three kids, she changed her career path and received her MBA from The University of Vermont, followed by a Ph.D. from Penn State. Her research interests include mergers and acquisitions and executive compensation.

Research Interests

Corporate Finance, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation

Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance, financial markets and institutions, investments


Journal Articles

  • Bick, Patty, and Matthew Crook. “The Effects of Mutual Funds on M&A Compensation.” Journal of Financial Research (2018): n. pag. Print.

  • Bick, Patty et al. “Does Distance Matter in Mergers and Acquisitions?” Journal of Financial Research 40.1 (2017): 33–54. Print.

  • Bick, Patty et al. “Proximity to Urban Centers in Mergers and Acquisitions.” Ed. Don Johnson. Managerial Finance 43.11 (2017): 1292–1308. Print.

  • Bick, Patty. “Does the Overconfidence of the CEO Affect Its Pay Structure?” Journal of Finance and Economics 3.5 (2015): 86–96. Print.

  • Bick, Patty. “Mutual Fund Activism on M&A Compensation.” Journal of Empirical Finance (2018): n. pag. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management

Professional Affiliations

  • The American Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association