Howard University Faculty


William Brent

(202) 806-1632

William Brent, Ph.D.

Finance & International Business


Dr. William Brent joined the Department of Finance, International Business and Insurance in 1990, after serving as Controller at the National Naval Medical Center, U.S. Navy, Financial Planner at Georgetown University Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of the National Capital Region, and Faculty Mentor at Walden University. His primary research areas of interest include: Merger and Acquisitions, Capital Structure, and Corporate Finance Case Studies. Brent has received several awards and distinctions including Professor of the year, 1997, 1999, and 2002 at Howard University School of Business. He has taught: Principles of Finance, Finance Theory, Financial Management, Financial Policy & Decision-making, Advanced Corporate Finance, and Financial Strategy.   Dr. Brent has served as Associate Editor for Journal of Finance Case Study, International Quarterly Journal of Finance, Journal of Commercial Banking and Finance, and Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies. He holds memberships in the Health Care Financial Management Association, the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, and the American Association of Individual Investors. He is also Principal Investigator for the Fat Pockets study of financial literacy sponsored by the United Negro College Fund (Special Programs) office. Dr. Brent holds a DBA in Finance from Nova University, an MBA in Finance and Investment and a BS in Health Care Administration from George Washington University, Washington, DC.