Jay W. Sukits

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration


240 Mervis Hall


Harvard University, MBA (1979)
Carnegie Mellon University, Graduate Study in Economics (1975-1976)
University of Pittsburgh, B.A. Economics and Math (1975)

Courses Recently Taught

BF 1311 Corporate Finance
BF 1316 Advanced Corporate Finance
BF 1328 Capital Markets
BF 1331 Financial Institutions and Markets


Teaching and research interests in capital market efficiency, corporate finance, securities valuation, and portfolio management. Spent over 20 years as an investment banker. Held senior positions at Salomon Brothers, E.F. Hutton & Co., Equilease Corp., Smith Barney, and PNC. Advised major corporations such as DuPont, Sun Oil Co., U.S. Airways, and Lockheed Martin on cash management, capital structure, and capital market activities. Additionally, consulted with institutional investors, such as BNY Mellon, Morgan Grenfell, Providian, PNC, and State Farm on investment portfolios, including securities valuation, analysis, and investment policy development. Held Series 7, 8, 9, 24, 63, and 65 Securities Registrations.

Served for six years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. Awards include: Bronze Star w/OLC, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Awards and Honors

CFA Society of Pittsburgh, Inaugural Award for Excellence in Financial Literacy Education, 2016

University Senate Award, For Outstanding Service to the University of Pittsburgh, 2015

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award, 2014

CBA Best Teaching in Finance Award, 2014

CBA Meritorious Teaching Award, 2002, 2005

Katz Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

CBA Teacher of the Year-Finalist 2003, 2004

Career Services' Faculty Partner Award, 2003

Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honors Society in Economics, Elected 1974

External Service

Member of the University's Retirement Oversight Committee, 2016 - Present

Member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, 2003-07, 2010-2014, 2016 - Present

Represent Katz in the University Senate, 2004-06, 2010-Present

Member of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on NTS Faculty Issues, 2013- 2017

Represent Katz in the Faculty Assembly, 2003-2006, 2009-Present

Faculty Advisor to the Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio Project

Faculty Advisor to the CBA Finance Club

Faculty Advisor to the CBA Consulting Club


Venture capital, portfolio management, securities valuation, and capital structure

External Articles

Fixing the Personal Finance Blind Spot

Finance Professor Receives Chancellor's Public Service Award


Family, reading, playing golf, and fly fishing