Jay W. Sukits
Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, BNY Mellon Sustainability Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Law




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.

Courses Recently Taught

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

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

Professional Service and Activities

  • Member of the Selection Committee for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Services Award, 2018 – 2021
  • Member of the University’s Retirement Oversight Committee, 2016 – 2022
  • Member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, 2003-07, 2010-2014, 2016 – 2020
  • Represent Katz in the University Senate, 2004-06, 2010-2020
  • Member of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on NTS Faculty Issues, 2013- 2017
  • Member of the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee, 2017 – 2020
  • Represent Katz in the Faculty Assembly, 2003-2006, 2009-2020
  • Founder and Faculty Advisor to the Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio Project
  • Faculty Advisor to the CBA Finance Club
  • Faculty Advisor to the CBA Consulting Club

Consulting Activities

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


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

Center Affiliation

Berg Center

Academic Area


Personal Interests

Family, reading, playing golf, and fly fishing