Jason Fink, PhD

Director of Research

Jason joined Graves-Light in 2019 and currently serves as Director of Research for our wealth management firm. He has over two decades of professional and academic experience in the fields of finance and economics, which makes him well-suited to analyze options and find the perfect fit for our clients. In addition to working with Graves-Light, Jason is a full-time professor in the Department of Finance at James Madison University. He proudly gives back to the community as a Board member of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Jason is a lifelong soccer player and an avid fan of Bayern Munich. He and his wife, Kristin have four children.

Education & Accolades:

  • B.S., M.S. in Economics, Florida State University.
  • PhD, M.A. in Economics, University of Virginia.
  • Work has been published in the Journal of Applied Finance, Journal of Investment Management, and the Journal of Financial Planning, among others.
  • Distinguished Teacher (2012), Madison Scholar (2014) and winner of the Distinguished Service Award (2019) in the College of Business at James Madison University.
  • Designated an Eminent Scholar by the state of Virginia for the years of 2010 – 2015.
  • Private sector experience: Fannie Mae, First Union Capital Markets, Madison Financial Research.