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Professor of Finance
Ph.D. Lehigh University, Finance and Investments
M.A. Lehigh University, Business and Economics
B.S. Penn State University, Mathematics
Dennis Zocco is a professor of Finance and recently served as director of the Master of Science in Executive Leadership degree program. Zocco's prior business experience was as a systems engineer and sales executive with the IBM Corporation and a consultant in the business and financial industries. His research has resulted in published articles in the fields of Finance, Investments, Economics, and Law. He is the author of INVESTOR, a comprehensive educational software system and textbook in the investment area that has been published and distributed by Southwestern Publishing Co and adopted by over 300 colleges and universities worldwide. Since Zocco joined USD, he has taught courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including those in Negotiations, New Venture Financing, Investments, Corporate and International Finance, International Investments, and International Negotiations. He has also conducted professional and executive development seminars and courses in the areas of Finance, International Investments, Negotiations, Software Cost Estimating, and Financial Modeling and Profitability Analysis. Zocco has taught international-based courses in Milan, Oxford, and Barcelona. In 2003, he was named the recipient of USD's University Professorship award in recognition of his sustained, exemplary contributions in the areas of research and teaching. In 2007, Zocco received the first annual "Professor of Impact" award, voted by graduating masters students to the professor who had the most impact on them in their graduate program. In 2009, he was awarded the Graduate Accountancy Professor of the Year Award for his teaching in the Master of Science in Accountancy program.
Selected Current Research
Journal Article, Academic Journal
Zocco, D. (2011). A Recursive Process Model for AACSB Assurance of Learning. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal 15(4): 67-91
Zocco, D. (2011). FantasyNet Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS) 17(5), 2011, 5-27.
Zocco, D. (2010). Informatica De Sistemas, S.A. Earnout Negotiation. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS), 16 (5), 9-28.
Zocco, D. (2010). Informatica de Sistemas, S.A. Earnout Negotiation Instructor Note. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 16 (6), 43-72.
Zocco, D. (2009). Risk Theory and Student Course Selection. Research in Higher Education Journal, 3 (May, 2009)
Zocco, D. (2008). Interactive Advertising Agency: Negotiating a Merger in the Online Advertising Industry. Journal of Finance Case Research, 1
Pattison, D., Zocco, D. Private Equity Portfolio Valuation Audit Negotiation. Journal of Finance Case Research
Zocco, D. Negotiating the Leveraged Management Buyout. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies