Norkeith E. Smith

Norkeith E. Smith


Ph.D. candidate, finance






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Curriculum Vitae

Norkeith E. Smith

Academic Programs

  • Finance

Research and teaching interests


  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate restructuring and product markets
  • Interaction between corporate finance and industrial organization


  • Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Quantitative Methods: Probability and Statistical Inference


Norkeith Smith is currently a Ph.D. candidate in finance with a minor in economics at the Mike Ilitch School of Business, Wayne State University. His research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, and econometrics. His current research examines the interaction between corporate restructuring activities and the product market, and his expertise lies in horizontal divestitures and product market linkages.


An instructor in the Mike Ilitch School of Business, Smith was assistant store manager for Kmart Stores, Sears Holdings Corporation, from 2005-2006 and a finance intern for Ford Motor Company in 2010.

Norkeith obtained his B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, an M.A. in applied economics and graduate certificate in finance from Eastern Michigan University. As a native of the Detroit area, he enjoys spending time (when possible) with his family and friends. 

Smith is a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.


  • Presenter, Finance Doctoral Students Association Conference, Monterrey Bay, CA, USA, 2014
  • Seminar, Anatlya International University, Antalya, Antalya Province, Turkey, 2015 


  • Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship, Wayne State University, 2011-2012
  • University Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University, 2009-2010