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Thomas More Smith

Thomas More Smith
Thomas More Smith is an Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance at Emory University. He specializes in the economics and finance of sports, entertainment, education, franchise businesses, wages and productivity, labor and macroeconomic trends. He teaches across all programs at Goizueta -- BBA, MBA, EvMBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education and even offer a finance course for non-business students.

How white are the Oscars and does it matter?

In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win an Academy award for best actor in a leading role for “Lilies of the Field.” It took another 38 years for another African American, Denzel Washington, to win the award for his role in “Training Day.”