Professor of Finance; Associate Dean for Global Initiatives; Joseph R. Perella and Amy M. Perella Chair. B.A., Ohio State University; M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. Research interests: corporate decision making and examining the context in which business decisions are made, implemented, and interpreted by capital markets.
Stephen G. Buell
Professor of Finance; Co-Director, Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program. B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University. Teaching areas: corporation finance; integration of business and engineering. Research interests: high-yield bonds; corporate bankruptcy.
Richard J. Kish
Professor of Finance; Allen C. DuBois Distinguished Professorship; Department Chair. B.S., Clarion University; M.B.A, Ph.D., University of Florida. Teaching area: investment. Research interests: fixed-income securities; efficient markets; international mergers.
Matthew A. Melone
Professor of Law and Business. B.S., M.S., Villanova University; J.D., University of Pennsylvania. Teaching area: commercial law. Research interests: taxation; law and accounting; real estate law.
George A. Nation III
Professor of Law and Business. B.S., J.D., Villanova University. Teaching areas: contract law; sales of goods; debtor-creditor relations; negotiable instruments; agency law; business organizations. Research interests: commercial lending law topics; environmental liability for lenders; promissory notes; guaranty and suretyship law; products liability.
Nandkumar (Nandu) Nayar
Professor of Finance; Hans J. Baer Chair in International Finance; Director, FSL. B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa. Research interests: corporate finance; global finance issues; derivatives; investment banking; tax policy issues, risk measurement and management. Teaching areas: Corporate Finance, International Finance.
Ajai K. Singh
Professor of Finance; Bolton-Perella Chair. MBA, University of Delhi; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Area interests: corporate finance, financial markets and the intersection of investment banking and corporate finance.
Associate Professor of Finance; Joseph R. Perella and Amy M. Perella Chair. B.S., United States Military Academy; M.B.A., University of Tulsa; Ph.D., University of Arizona. Research interests: corporate restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; valuation.
Stephen F. Thode
Associate Professor of Finance; Director, Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies. B.A., Coe College; M.B.A., D.B.A., Indiana University. Teaching areas: real estate finance; corporate finance. Research interests: new mortgage products; mortgage pricing; affordable housing financing; taxation of real estate investments.
Assistant Professor of Finance. Ph.D., University of Utah. Research Interests: Market microstructure, Empirical asset pricing and risk management.
Michael B. Imerman
Assistant Professor of Finance. B.S., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Research Interests: Credit Risk Modeling, Banking and Financial Institutions, Risk Management and Derivatives.
Assistant Professor of Finance. B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of Utah. Research interests: financial distress and bankruptcy restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and investments.
Assistant Professor of Finance; Webster A. Collins and Murray H. Goodman Fellowship in Real Estate Studies. B.S., University of Utah; S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Florida State University. Research interests: Real Estate, Information and Asset Valuation, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance.
Jesus M. Salas
Assistant Professor of Finance; Francis J. Ingrassia Professorship. B.S., St. Mary’s University; M.A., Miami of Ohio; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Teaching and research interests: investments, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate risk management, and dividend policy.
Assistant Professor of Finance. B.S, Henan University of Science and Technology; M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Research and teaching interests: corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings, corporate governance, agency issues, capital structure, and investments.
Professors of Practice
Daniel A. Bayak
Professor of Practice, Perella Department of Finance. B.S., Bloomsburg University; M.B.A., University of Scranton. Teaching areas: information analysis and financial decision making; managerial and financial accounting.
David H. Myers
Professor of Practice, Perella Department of Finance. B.A., Wesleyan; M.B.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Washington. Teaching areas: investments. Research interests: socially responsible investing, pension and mutual funds; and conditional asset pricing.
Samuel C. Weaver
Professor of Practice, Perella Department of Finance; John C. Swartley '24 Professorship. B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University. Teaching areas: corporate finance; valuation. Research interests: value based management; performance metrics; capital evaluation; cost of capital; mergers and acquisitions.