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Darla Moore School of Business


Colin Jones

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Department: Finance Department
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-4900
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 457C
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Colin Jones


Colin Jones (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2013) is a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance, director of the Carolina Finance Scholars Program, director of the Student Managed Investment Fund and faculty director of the Carolina Finance & Investment Association. He received the Alfred G. Smith Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016, and was named the Michael A. Hill Professor of the Year in 2018. He also advises and consults with several start-up companies. Prior to joining the Moore School of Business, he was a visiting assistant professor of finance at the College of William & Mary. His professional experience includes time as an entrepreneur in the music industry, a research assistant in economic development and an analyst at a venture capital firm.


His research focuses on venture capital, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and distressed debt opportunities.


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2013
  • MBA, College of William & Mary, 2006
  • BBA, New Mexico State University, 2002