Mitchell Stern, PhD, is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for PGIM Quantitative Solutions working within the Quantitative Equity team. In this capacity he is responsible for portfolio management, analysis and research. Prior to joining PGIM Quantitative Solutions in 1997, Mitch was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Tennessee and Fairfield University. Previously, he was the Lead Researcher for Dreman Value Management. Mitch earned a BA in economics from Brandeis University and an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia.