Jonathan Scott
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Jonathan A. Scott, Ph.D. is a professor of finance and department chair at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He currently serves as the managing director of the Fox School’s William C. Dunkelberg Owl Fund.

Dr. Scott also serves as an independent director and chair of the Office of Finance of the Federal Home Loan Bank System. His current research focuses on community bank funding and risk management with publications in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Business Venturing, and Financial Review.

Dr. Scott teaches in the undergraduate, MBA and EMBA programs in Philadelphia and Tokyo. He has received numerous teaching awards at the Fox School and Temple, most recently the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award in April, 2008 and the Temple Great Teacher Award in April, 2010.

Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Scott was a senior financial executive at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas during the thrift crisis. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Cincinnati (1972) and Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University (1980).

Sample Publications

  • Scott, J. A. (2019). “Super Lien” Doesn’t Mean Super Risk: Money Market Intermediation, Security Interests, Federal Home Loan Bank Lien Protections and Systemic Risk. North Carolina Banking Institute, 23(1). Retrieved from
  • Hill, T., & Scott, J. (2015). Knows Me and My Business: The Association between Preference for Relational Governance and Owners’ Choice of Banks. Journal of Small Business Management, 53, 174-192. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12193
  • Dunkelberg, W., Moore, C., Scott, J., & Stull, W. (2013). Do entrepreneurial goals matter? Resource allocation in new owner-managed firms. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(2), 225-240. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2012.07.004
  • Scott, J. A., & Hein, S. E. (2011). The Federal Home Loan Bank System: A Government Sponsored Enterprise that Avoided Conservatorship. Journal of Applied Finance: theory, practice, education, 21(1), 44-61.
  • Scott, J. A., & Dunkelberg, W. C. (2010). Competition for small firm banking business: Bank actions versus market structure. Journal of Banking and Finance, 34(11), 2788-2800. doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.06.004

Awards and Honors

  • Philadelphia Futures “Hats Off to You Award” 2014
  • Temple Great Teacher Award 2010
  • Adolph G. Abramson, National Association for Business Economics 2009
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award, Temple University 2008
  • National Association of Business Economics Best Paper Award


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • Financial Management (Undergraduate Honors)
  • Fixed Income (Undergraduate)
  • Private Equity (MBA)

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