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Paul Gilson

Senior Lecturer
Phone: (603) 862-0876
Office: UNH Paul College Accounting & Finance, 10 Garrison Ave, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

Gilson is the calm before a financial storm. He's the pack of wild ideas charging into the boardroom. The sound of hundreds of minds sparking with inspiration. Gilson is where textbook knowledge meets real-world challenges. Where planning ends and action begins. Where numbers turn into strategies. A theory shatters uncertainty. An unapologetic return to hands-on, gritty financial wisdom. Known for his enlightening lectures and strategic prowess, Gilson, right out of the gate, has established himself as one of the most invigorating voices in finance and entrepreneurship.

Courses Taught

  • ACFI/FIN 811/711: Investment Banking
  • FIN 701: Financial Policy
  • PAUL 450: Personal Finance


  • Ph.D., Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Bristol, England

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Games Theory

Selected Publications

  • Ghosh, C., Gilson, P., & Rakotomavo, M. (2019). Student managed fund (SMF) at the University of Connecticut. Managerial Finance, 46(4), 548-564. doi:10.1108/mf-09-2018-0426

  • Litchfield, R. C., Gilson, L. L., & Gilson, P. W. (2015). Defining Creative Ideas. Group & Organization Management, 40(2), 238-265. doi:10.1177/1059601115574945

  • Gilson, P., Gilson, L., & Litchfield, R. (2015). Creativity in Teams: Directions for Future Research. In C. Shalley (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Oxford Library of Psychology.

  • Gilson, P. (2014). Preparation of Sales Forecasts for New Ventures. In Eastern Academy of Management.

  • Gilson, P., Gilson, L., & Litchfield, R. (2014). An examination of the relationship between time and creativity: Applying a temporal lens to the study of creativity. In A. Shipp (Ed.), Time and Work, Volume 1 How time impacts individuals. Psychology Press.

  • Gilson, P., Gilson, L., & Litchfiled, R. (2013). Too much time, too little time, or just the right amount of time to be creative: An examination of the role of time on the creative process and creative outcomes. In Academy of Management. Orlando, FL.

  • Gilson, P., Gilson, L., & Litchfield, R. (2013). Creative Contributions: Toward a More Nuanced Approach.

  • Gilson, P., Gilson, L., & Litchfield, R. (2012, May). Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Opportunity Generation. In Eastern Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Gilson, P., & Marks, B. (2012, October). Two’s Company, Three’s a...The Syndication of Venture Capital Investments. In Southern Management Association. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.