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Diltz, John



John D. Diltz (Dave) holds a B.S. degree from Purdue University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He began his career as a Senior Research Scientist at the General Motors Research Laboratories in Warren, Michigan.  He returned to academics as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  He joined the Finance and Real Estate Department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 1987 as an Assistant Professor of Finance.  He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1990 and to full rank in 1995. 

During his tenure at the UTA, Dr. Diltz served as the Chair of the Finance and Real Estate Department a total of twenty-one years.  He has won numerous teaching awards, and in 2002 Dr. Diltz was inducted into the University of Texas at Arlington’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.  He has chaired fifteen doctoral dissertations in finance at UTA, and he co-developed and served as faculty advisor for UTA’s Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program from 2004 until 2018. 

Dr. Diltz has published more than fifty papers in refereed academic journals in finance, economics, management information systems, mathematics, and civil engineering.  His papers have appeared in The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Banking and Finance, MIS Quarterly, Financial Management, The SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, The Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and Transportation Research, among other prestigious academic and professional outlets.

Dr. Diltz has served as a testifying expert witness to the Dallas-Fort Worth legal community specializing in business litigation, with twelve engagements over a three-year period.

In his spare time, Dr. Diltz enjoys playing the guitar, trumpet, and his Hammond SK Pro keyboard.  He builds and restores vintage guitar amplifiers, and he is an instrument-rated private pilot (inactive).