Director of C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick Center for Value Investing

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

Research Interests


MBA, Stanford University
BS, The University of Pennsylvania


John is the Director of the C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick Center for Value Investing. The Center was created in 2020 and aspires to be the intellectual home for the discipline and practice of value investing, focused broadly on education, research, and building bridges between students, alumni, the University, and finance and investing professionals from around the world.

John teaches two value investing courses (Value Investing: Principles and Practice and Advanced Value Investing) and also serves as Faculty Advisor for the Culverhouse Investment Management Group, Faculty Advisor for the University of Alabama’s Investment Banking Academy, and as Chairman of the Capstone Student Investment Conference. He received an Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award in 2020 from the University of Alabama National Alumni Association and was named by the University of Alabama Division of Student Life as the John L. Blackburn Advisor of the Year in 2019.

He also is currently the President and Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Media, Inc., which he co-founded in 2005 and publishes the investment newsletter Value Investor Insight. Prior to founding Value Investor Media, John served as the President & CEO of Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing, as the Senior Vice President for Personal Finance at AOL, and as a reporter for Forbes magazine.