Dr. Michael P. Hughes joined the Francis Marion faculty in 2003. He teaches corporate finance, financial markets, real estate finance, and investments. His research is focused in the areas of market microstructure, financial markets, fixed income securities, government and defense finance, options and derivatives, investments, international finance, central banking, and financial econometrics. Dr. Hughes' research has appeared in the Journal of Economics and Business, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, International Advances in Economic Research, Journal of Business Case Studies, Journal of Case Research in Business and Economics, and Journal of Business Cases and Applications, and Strategic Management Cases.
Prior to his joining the ranks of academia, Dr. Hughes served over 21-years in the U.S. Air Force. During that time he spent over 14-years in nuclear treaty monitoring and related activities, while the initial 7-years were in the aircraft maintenance and engineering (propulsion) arena with F-4 and F-15 aircraft.