College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

  • Dr. William Paul Spurlin, II
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Office: 601.484.0401
  • Department: 601.484.0150


  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Finance
  • MBA, University of Southern Mississippi, Management
  • BS, Delta State University, Biology

Recent Publications

  • "Short Sales and Open-Market Repurchase Activity", Academy of Business Research, 2015, p 55.
  • "Effect of Inventory Management Efficiency on Profitability: Current Evidence from the U.S. Manufacturing Industry", with Seungjae Shin and Kevin Ennis, Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 2015, vol. 16, no. 1, p 98-106.

Recent Presentations

  • "Exploring the Use of Twitter As a Tool to Instruct Nontraditional University Students", 2015 International Business and Education Conferences, New York, New York, 2015.
  • "The Benefit of Increasing Market Share for Community Banks Depends on the Size of the Competition", 2013 Southern Finance Association (SFA) Annual Meeting, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, 2013.
  • "Short Sales and Open-market Repurchase Activity", 2013 Allied Academies' Spring Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, 2013.