"Porterfield was the James Irvin Miller Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at the time of his death.
He was the author of books and articles on financial management including Investment Decisions and Capital Costs and Case Problems in Finance....
'The essence of graduate education in business should lie not in the transmission of information and techniques but rather in the development of judgment, the ability to analyze problems and skill at making decisions on the basis of incomplete data,' he said.
Porterfield was an active tennis player throughout his life. He began weightlifting in his teens, an activity he continued until this year, as a regular at the YMCA. He was also an avid football fan."
Thursday, March 04, 2010
James Porterfield, GSB finance professor and market expert, dead at 89: