Bridget Lyons, Professor of Finance at Sacred Heart University, teaches financial management and corporate finance to undergraduate and MBA students, promotes and coordinates experiential learning activities for the Sacred Heart University Luxembourg and serves as faculty advisor for internships in finance and business economics.
Her teaching emphasizes effective use of technology and activity-based learning techniques. She received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After working as a credit analyst, commercial banker and consultant, she received a M.S. in Finance from Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Professional Studies with a concentration in Finance from Pace University, where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Student award.
Professor Lyons has consulted for the World Bank Group for almost ten years and regularly provides training in corporate finance, valuation and financial modeling to investment banks, consulting firms and hedge funds through own consulting firm and her affiliation with Adkins, Matchett & Toy, Ltd.
Professor Lyons’ teaching, research and consulting interests include corporate finance, performance metrics, financial modeling and environmentalism as a source of competitive advantage. She has published in a variety of academic and professional journals including Strategic Finance, Journal of Cost Management and the Journal of Business & Economic Studies.
Professor Lyons has presented at national and regional conferences including the Financial Management Association, the Eastern Finance Association, the Financial Education Association and the Eastern Economic Association. Professor Lyons has received several awards for her teaching and scholarship including the “2007 Innovative Paper of Excellence Award” from the National Business Press, the University’s 2006 Teaching Excellence award, the First Annual University College Faculty Excellence Award (2004), Applied Research Award (2003), and Outstanding Contribution Award from the Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (1999).