Donna Fletcher Brown '78, '91G, '15P
Wilder Professor of Finance, Bentley University
Donna Fletcher Brown is currently the Wilder Professor of Finance at Bentley University. She obtained her PhD in Business and Economics from Lehigh University in 1991 and began her career in academia immediately thereafter. Professor Fletcher was granted tenure in 1996, served as a chair of the finance department from 1998 through 2003 and as director of the Risk Management program from 2004 through 2010. She was promoted to full professor in 2009. She currently serves as co-chair of the Risk Committee of the Board of Trustees at Bentley University and as the Wilder Professor, an endowed teaching professorship devoted to championing teaching excellence and pedagogical research throughout the institution.
Professor Fletcher graduated from Lehigh University in 1978 with a BS in Accounting and Economics and a minor in French. She began her business career as an auditor and CPA for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. From 1981 through 1986, she worked as an accountant in the Trading and Arbitrage division of the Controllers' department and as a tax associate for Goldman Sachs & Co.
Professor Fletcher's research and teaching interests focus on interest rate and currency swaps, international finance, investments, capital markets, corporate governance and compliance and most recently, pedagogy as it relates to ethics. She has published or has forthcoming articles in the Journal of Academic Ethics, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal of Financial Engineering, Journal of International Money and Finance, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Project Management Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Sloan Management Review, among others.
Professor Fletcher resides in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with her husband Jeffrey. They have three children including twins who are high school freshmen and Tyler, who is at freshman at Lehigh University, class of 2015.