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Finance Faculty


Paul Brockman
Professor of Finance; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs; 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. Research interests: fixed-income securities; efficient markets; international mergers. Teaching area: investment.
Matthew A. Melone
Professor of Law and Business. B.S., M.S., Villanova University; J.D., University of Pennsylvania. Research interests: taxation; law and accounting; real estate law. Teaching area: commercial law.
George A. Nation III
Professor of Law and Business. B.S., J.D., Villanova University. Research interests: commercial lending law topics; environmental liability for lenders; promissory notes; guaranty and suretyship law; products liability. Teaching areas: contract law; sales of goods; debtor-creditor relations; negotiable instruments; agency law; business organizations.
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.
Georgette Chapman Phillips
Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean; Professor, Perella Department of Finance and Africana Studies Program. A.B., Bryn Mawr College; J.D., Harvard Law School. Research interests: housing; real estate law; urban and regional planning.
Ajai K. Singh
Professor of Finance; Bolton-Perella Chair. MBA, University of Delhi; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Research interests: corporate finance; financial markets.

Associate Professors

Anne-Marie Anderson
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. Research interests: new mortgage products; mortgage pricing; affordable housing financing; taxation of real estate investments. Teaching areas: real estate finance; corporate finance.

Assistant Professors

Allen Carrion
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.
Yung-Yu Ma
Assistant Professor of Finance. B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of Utah. Research interests: financial distress and bankruptcy restructuring; corporate finance and investments; market microstructure; asymmetric information and reputation.
McKay Price
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; Alison and Norman H. Axelrod '74 Summer Research Fellowship. B.S., St. Mary’s University; M.A., Miami of Ohio; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Teaching and research interests: corporate finance; corporate governance; corporate risk management.
Ke Yang
Assistant Professor of Finance; Theodore A. Lauer Professorship. 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. Research interests: socially responsible investing, pension and mutual funds; and conditional asset pricing. Teaching areas: investments.
Samuel C. Weaver
Professor of Practice, Perella Department of Finance; B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University. Research and teaching interests: corporate financial management; mergers and acquisitions; valuation; capital investment; capital structure and the cost of capital; divisional investment hurdle rates; financial performance metrics; financial performance bench-marking; supply chain finance; strategic planning; planning and budgeting.


Seth Weber
Executive-In-Residence, Perella Department of Finance.
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