The Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems consistently provides opportunities to interact with local, national, and global leaders through our speaker series. From formal speaking presentations to intimate executive lunches, you can take advantage of the enthusiastic business leaders who visit campus to share their insights and expertise.

Ernst and Young

MAcc EY Speaker Series

The EY MAcc Speaker Series was created to bring distinguished accounting professionals to Fisher to offer career insight. The presentations help students develop a richer understanding of the complex world they will confront as professionals.


  • 2017-2018

    Scott Wiley

    Scott Wiley
    President & CEO
    Ohio Society of CPAs

    Scott Wiley provides the executive vision for one of the nation’s top accounting associations. He leads a team of 40+ professionals that create and deliver innovative advocacy, education and business solutions for 85,000 CPAs and accounting professionals working in businesses of every size and sector across Ohio.

    Since 2013, Wiley has repositioned the association to deliver greater member value in a fast-moving business environment. He has refocused staff resources, products and services and in 2016, launched a new mission, vision and brand. It reflects OSCPA’s commitment to advance and diversify the accounting profession and support members as Ohio’s top strategic financial advisors.

    Wiley holds a B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego.

    Ibi Krukrubo

    Ibi Krukrubo
    Managing Partner

    Ibi Krukrubo serves as Managing Partner for EY’s San Jose Office. In this role, Ibi is responsible for maintaining high-performing client serving teams, developing EY’s people, fostering a strong culture of exceptional client service and furthering strong relationships with community, government and business leaders in the Silicon Valley. Ibi also serves on the Americas Inclusiveness council. From a client serving perspective, Ibi has extensive experience providing assurance services to publicly held, middle market and entrepreneurial companies primarily within the technology industry in Silicon Valley.

    Ibi is involved in several community activities including being on the board of the Oakland Museum of California and is a member of NABA. Ibi was also honored as one of “40 Under 40” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2017. Ibi received a B.S. in Accounting from The Ohio State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

    John Lowe 2

    John Lowe
    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

    John Lowe joined Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2009 as Chief Executive and part-owner after receiving a late-night call from his long-time friends, Jeni Britton Bauer and Charly Bauer. The couple knew they had created something amazing, and they knew their friend was just the person to help it skyrocket.


    Since John joined Jeni’s, the Company has grown from 4 shops to 15, and has "gone national" with its pints on the freezer shelves of more than 1,000 of America's finest retailers, causing Time Magazine to feature the Company under the headline, “Can The Best Ice Cream In America Be Its Biggest?”


    John joined Jeni’s from General Electric Company, where he held numerous executive roles, from serving as General Counsel of GE Aviation’s $11B Global Operations, to being an Officer of GE Honda Aero Engines, LLC. Early in his GE career, John was selected to participate in GE’s famed 3- week Manager Development Course. Soon thereafter, during the 2008 financial crisis, John was tapped to lead multiple business critical divestitures. Lucky for him, each deal closed minutes prior to GE's quarterly reporting cut-off.


    In addition to his role with Jeni’s, John is Founder/CEO of Eat Well Distribution, which leverages Jeni’s infrastructure to help artisan food companies get their products on the shelves of great retailers.

    Francine Mckenna

    Francine McKenna
    Transparency Reporter
    Dow Jones MarketWatch

    Francine McKenna covers financial regulation and legislation as a reporter in Washington, DC, for MarketWatch, a leading online financial news outlet. McKenna’s work is featured frequently in The Wall Street Journal; her reporting and commentary have also been featured in the Financial TimesAccountancy AgeReutersAccountancy Magazine, and various other financial, media, and technology publications.

    McKenna also teaches a course in international business as an adjunct professor for the MBA program at American University’s Kogod School of Business. She recently participated in the Journalists in Residence Program at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, a joint enterprise of economists and legal scholars at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, department of economics, and law school.

    Early in her professional life, McKenna worked as an accounting manager, financial reporting manager, and controller in private industry. Francine is a native of the south side of Chicago and started her career in internal audit at Chicago’s Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust. She has lived and worked in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, and is fluent in Spanish.

    In 2006, McKenna created the blog re: The Auditors to explore in an independent, objective, and often critical way the role, responsibility, and regulation of the audit and accounting industry in the global capital markets, and in particular, the business of the Big Four audit firms.

    McKenna's perspective as a financial journalist is informed by more than 25 years of experience in executive roles in professional services, financial services, and manufacturing firms. Prior to becoming a journalist, McKenna was a director in PwC’s internal audit and governance advisory services group, where she audited PwC’s post-Sarbanes-Oxley response to heightened compliance and regulatory scrutiny. Before that, she was regional vice president for the Midwest at Jefferson Wells (a subsidiary of Manpower); led the industrial, automotive, and transportation practice as BearingPoint’s (formerly KPMG Consulting’s) first female managing director in Latin America; and directed the Y2K project management office for JPMorgan Chase’s Latin America operations.


    Weston Smith

    Weston Smith
    Keynote Speaker and Trainer
    ChalkLine Solutions, Inc.

    Weston Smith began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, specializing in audit and healthcare consulting. He was hired by Healthsouth Corporation during it’s infancy, and ultimately became CFO of the company with over 2,000 locations in all 50 states and five countries. However, underneath the persona of success, Mr. Smith was a participant in a financial statement fraud that ran for over 15 years, with an earnings overstatement of over Three Billion dollars. 

    Today, in addition to working as an accountant for small businesses, Mr. Smith is a lecturer and trainer with an emphasis on fraud prevention and ethics promotion. He has been published in Issues in Accounting Education, and has spoken for universities, corporations and professional groups across the country and internationally. He has also appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network, and other media outlets. You may learn more about him at

  • 2016-2017

    Samuel LinnMajor Samuel Linn 
    U.S. Army

    Major Sam Linn first deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the 101st Airborne Division for OIF 1, where he served as company Fire Support Officer, and then Civil-Military Operations Officer.  Afterwards, he was assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, where he served 3 combat rotations with Ranger Regiment; one to Bagram, Afghanistan, and two to Iraq to various locations, (2004 – 2006) where he conducted direct action raids to kill/capture high value targets.  Following the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course in 2007, he took command of a Stryker Company at Fort Lewis, WA, which he commanded for 3 years, including 12 months of combat in Kandahar, Afghanistan (2009-2010).  Major Linn currently serves as an Economics Instructor for the SS201 Course. Major Lin is also invovled with the non-profit, Team Red White & Blue He attended the United States Military Academy, where he earned his B.S. in Economics. He also earned his M.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management from The University of Pennsylvania.

    Doug UlmanDoug Ulman
    President and CEO

    Doug Ulman, a 3 time cancer survivor and Brown University graduate (’99), joined Pelotonia as President and CEO in November 2014. Pelotonia is the United States’ largest single-event cycling fundraiser, which has already raised more than $100 Million for cancer research. He also serves as an advisor to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previously, he was the President/CEO at The LIVESTRONG Foundation and President of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. He also founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Doug has more than 1M Twitter followers, and has been twice named to the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence 50 list of the most influential nonprofit leaders around the country.

    Karl SnowKarl Snow 
    Bates White Economic Consulting

    Karl N. Snow has more than 25 years of experience providing financial, economic, and statistical analysis as a consultant, an academic, and a professional in the investment and mortgage banking industries. He has submitted expert reports and provided testimony in federal and state courts on economic damages and asset valuation. He provides consulting advice and expert analysis on a wide range of issues involving financial securities, insurance coverage and valuation, mortgage markets, structured products, hedge funds, contract claims, bankruptcy, and discrimination in mortgage and labor markets.

    Prior to joining Bates White, Dr. Snow was a Senior Economist at Welch Consulting in Silver Spring, Maryland. He also served as Principal Economist in the Housing Analysis and Research group at Freddie Mac, and as Director at UBS Investment Bank (formerly UBS Warburg). In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Snow held professorships in the finance departments of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Stockholm School of Economics, and in the economics department at Brigham Young University. Dr. Snow has taught courses and presented workshops on finance and economic topics at academic institutions in Europe and the United States.

    Randy Randy Myeroff 
    Chief Executive Officer
    Cohen & Company

    The firm looks to Randy for overall strategy and vision, and particularly to attract and develop additional leaders to serve the firm and its clients. Randy’s leadership has led the firm to grow more than eight-fold in size and to significantly expand service offerings since becoming CEO in 1997.

    Integrity, honesty, passion, empathy and truly being the best at what you do are the uncompromising values Randy lives by and drives into the firm’s culture every day. He recognizes that sustainable success comes from personal discipline, empowering others to thrive, understanding that mistakes are an important part of the journey, and always focusing on the client’s best interests.

    Randy is always willing to share his firsthand knowledge of what it takes to develop and run a successful business. Navigating mergers and acquisitions, offering proven negotiation skills, tapping capital resources, structuring ownership succession plans, and providing strategic and family planning are all key areas of Randy’s expertise.

    Randy and his wife, Chris, live in Bratenahl, Ohio, and are active in the Cleveland/Akron communities. They are the proud parents of three sons.  

    Christine Botosan 2Christine Botosan
    Board Member
    Financial Accouting Standards Board (FASB)

    Christine Ann Botosan joined the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on July 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Botosan served as a professor of accounting at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

    An award-winning professor and researcher, Ms. Botosan has a broad knowledge of accounting issues, with particular expertise in the areas of financial statement analysis and valuation. Ms. Botosan has served in a variety of roles during her tenure at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. In addition to her tenure as a professor, she served as a leadership fellow in the office of the vice president and as the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Presidential Chair in Ethical Financial Reporting. She was previously the associate dean of graduate affairs and an associate professor of accounting.  Prior to joining the University of Utah in 1999, Ms. Botosan was an assistant professor of accounting at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Previously, she served as a lecturer at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

    Ms. Botosan has served the academic community in numerous ways, and is an immediate past president of the American Accounting Association (having been president from 2014–2015). A certified valuation analyst and a chartered professional accountant of Canada, Ms. Botosan received her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Michigan and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.

    Dave YostDave Yost
    Auditor of State
    State of Ohio

    Elected to a second term in November 2014, Auditor Dave Yost continues to build a legacy of fighting fraud . Since 2011, he’s helped to turn more than 80 corrupt public officials into convicted criminals and identified nearly $19 million in stolen and misspent tax money. After taking on student attendance data rigging in his first term, Auditor Yost is currently working to bring increased accountability to Ohio’s charter schools.

    Auditor Yost also helps state government, local communities and schools in becoming more efficient through performance audits. He also recently launched the ShareOhio program to help communities share heavy equipment and save tax dollars.

    Yost earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and law degree from Capital University. A former Columbus Citizen Journal reporter, Auditor Yost moved into public service as Delaware County’s Auditor and Prosecutor. 

  • 2015-2016


    Dave YostDave Yost
    Auditor of State
    State of Ohio

    Elected to a second term in November 2014, Auditor Dave Yost continues to build a legacy of fighting fraud . Since 2011, he’s helped to turn more than 80 corrupt public officials into convicted criminals and identified nearly $19 million in stolen and misspent tax money. After taking on student attendance data rigging in his first term, Auditor Yost is currently working to bring increased accountability to Ohio’s charter schools.

    Auditor Yost also helps state government, local communities and schools in becoming more efficient through performance audits. He also recently launched the ShareOhio program to help communities share heavy equipment and save tax dollars.

    Yost earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and law degree from Capital University. A former Columbus Citizen Journal reporter, Auditor Yost moved into public service as Delaware County’s Auditor and Prosecutor. 

    Susan Blasik-Miller

    Susan Blasik-Miller
    Freund, Freeze & Arnold

    Susan is a trial lawyer with extensive experience defending physicians, hospitals, Long term care providers, businesses and employers in a wide variety of cases. She has tried cases in both state and federal courts throughout Ohio. Susan's peers consistently rank her as one of the best trial attorneys in the state.

    In addition to her trial practice, Susan advises businesses and health care professionals regarding minimization of risk. She lectures on the topics of trial advocacy, health care risk management, and professional malpractice liability. Susan also represents physicians and nurses in license investigations and disciplinary proceedings before the Ohio State Medical Board and Ohio Board of Nursing.

    Susan is the only woman lawyer in the greater Dayton area who is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious "invitation only" group in which members are thoroughly vetted by their peers and judges. In addition, Susan was named as Ohio "Super Lawyer" for the years 2006 through 2015, a list jointly prepared byLaw & Politics Magazine and Cincinnati Magazine. She was ranked as one of Ohio's top female attorneys for 2008 through 2015 by Ohio Super Lawyers. Susan was named as one of "Best Lawyers in America" for the years 2006 through 2016. She was also recently named a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.

    Joseph Da Silva

    Major Joseph Da Silva
    United States Military Academy

    Major Joseph Da Silva currently serves as an instructor of International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. He is a 2002 graduate of West Point, and has been on active duty service since his graduation.                               

    Major Da Silva is an infantry officer has deployed four times on overseas service, once to Afghanistan, and three times to Iraq, for a total of 42 months. He has served with the 101st Airborne Division where he commanded a light Infantry Company responsible for securing the Bayji Oil Refinery for 15 months from September 2007 to December 2008 and most recently with the 75th Ranger Regiment, where he served as an assistant operations officer Afghanistan from January 2010 to April 2010. 

    Major Da Silva subsequently attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he earned his Masters’ in International Economics and Strategic Studies. 

    Larry Katzen

    Larry Katzen
    "And You Thought Accountants were Boring"

    Larry Katzen is an entrepreneur, a businessman, and an author. After graduating from Drake University in 1967, he started working at Arthur Andersen. He quickly rose through the ranks to eventually become the Great Plains’ Regional Managing Partner. He stayed with the firm for 35 years, serving clients on five continents (North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and Africa) until the firm’s demise in 2002. Since leaving Andersen, Larry has served as a member of the board of directors for three public companies and three privately held companies.

    Tom Linsmeier

    Tom Linsmeier
    Board Member
    Financial Accounting Standards Board

    Thomas J. Linsmeier was appointed as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in July 2006, reappointed to a second term in 2011. An award-winning teacher and researcher with particular expertise in financial reporting for derivatives and risk management activities, Dr. Linsmeier was formerly Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University. 

    He also has served as Academic Fellow and Special Consultant to the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition, he has held professorial appointments at the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Dr. Linsmeier has served as chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Committee and president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the American Accounting Association. He received his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Fisher College of Business

MAcc Academic Speaker Series

Professors from the Fisher Accounting & MIS department, as well as other departments and even other universities, discuss some of their research. Such academic presentations help students develop critical and analytical thinking and communication skills.


  • 2017-2018

    Charles Lee

    Charles Lee
    Professor of Management, Professor of Accounting
    Stanford University

    Charles M. C. Lee is the Moghadam Family Professor of Management and Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is also a Senior Academic Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research, and Co-Founder of Nipun Capital, a San Francisco based asset management firm focused on Asian equities. 

    From 2004 to July 2008, Dr. Lee was Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors (BGI; now Blackrock). As the firm's Global Head of Equity Research and Co-Head of North America Active Equities, he led BGI's world-wide active equity research team and was jointly responsible for its North American active equity business. During his tenure, the firm had over $300 Billion USD in active equity strategies. He joined Stanford as a Visiting Professor in July 2008 while continuing to serve as a Senior Consultant to BGI, and became a full-time faculty member in July 2009. 

    Prior to entering academic life, he spent five years in public accounting, the last three in the National Research Department of KPMG, Toronto, Canada. He holds a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Ontario Theological Seminary, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. 

    K Ramesh

    K. Ramesh
    Professor of Accounting
    Rice University 

    K. Ramesh is area coordinator for Accounting, and Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Ramesh obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has previously served on the faculties of the business schools at Northwestern University, the University of Rochester, The Pennsylvania State University, and Michigan State University.

    His academic research focuses on: (1) Capital market information environment; (2) Role of accounting information in contracting and regulation; and (3) Financial information/disclosures and valuation. His recent research examines the extent of voluntary disclosure of corporate accounting information, the information content of financial reports mandated by securities regulators, the role of newswires and data aggregators in disseminating corporate accounting information to different investors, the interplay between mandatory regulation and voluntary disclosures, and the information content of analyst recommendations.

    Ramesh is Past President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of the American Accounting Association. He has interacted with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on various issues relating to standard setting and disclosure regulation.

    John Gray

    John Gray
    Associate Professor of Operations
    The Ohio State University

    John Gray is an associate professor of operations at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He joined Fisher after receiving his PhD from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked for eight years in operations management at Proctor & Gamble, receiving an MBA from Wake Forest University's evening program during that time. He holds two undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College and its Thayer School of Engineering.

    Dr. Gray teaches the core MBA Data Analysis class and an MBA and undergraduate elective called Strategic Global Sourcing. The students awarded him “Outstanding Full-time MBA Core Faculty” for Data Analysis in 2015 and "Outstanding Working Professional MBA Elective Professor" for Global Sourcing in 2010. A student project from Global Sourcing led to a co-authored case (Scotts Miracle-Gro: The Spreader Sourcing Decision) that has been widely adopted.


    Dr. Gray’s research has been published in top multi-disciplinary management journals and has received several awards. Within Fisher, he received the 2011 Pace Setters award for research and was named to the inaugural class of Dean’s Faculty Fellows in 2014, a distinction held until 2017.

  • 2016-2017

    Sikes 2Stephanie Sikes
    Assistant Professor of Accounting
    The University of Pennsylvania 

    Professor Sikes’ research interests include the effects of investor-level taxes on corporate decision-making, cost of capital, institutional investor trading, and asset pricing, as well as the effect of corporate tax incentives on corporate decision-making and reporting. She has taught courses on financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and taxes and business strategy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a PhD from the University of Texas, an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Tulane University, and a BA in political economy from Tulane University. Professor Sikes is a certified public accountant and prior to commencing the PhD program at the University of Texas, she was a senior associate in the federal business tax consulting group at Arthur Andersen LLP.

    Joanna Wu 2Joanna Wu
    Professor of Business Administration 
    The University of Rochester

    Professor Wu’s research spans the areas of international financial reporting, the behavior of financial analysts, management compensation, voluntary disclosure, and mutual fund performance. Her work has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, and The Accounting Review, among others. She has been named to the Simon School Dean’s Teaching Honor Roll numerous times. Professor Wu is an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

  • 2015-2016

    Itzhak Ben-DavidItzhak Ben David
    Professor of Finance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Professor Itzhak ("Zahi") Ben-David serves as the Academic Director of the Ohio State University Center for Real Estate. He teaches real estate and finance classes to MBA students. Dr. Ben-David has been published in top finance and economics journals, such as Quarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of FinanceJournal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. His work in recent years investigates the role of intermediaries in precipitating the housing bubble, and the aftermath of the housing crisis. Dr. Ben-David holds an MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Chicago, as well as a BS and MS in industrial engineering, a BA in accounting from Tel-Aviv University, and an MS in finance from London Business School.

    James A. HillJames A. Hill
    Professor of Management Sciences
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    James A. Hill joined the Fisher faculty in 2004 after teaching graduate courses at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Hill teaches the MBA and executive MBA core course in operations management and elective courses in supply chain management. His current research examines behavioral contracts between buyers and suppliers, exploring how psychological contracts affect supply chain performance. His research and education in the area of supply chain management and operations planning and control have included engagements with PepsiCo., Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Nestle, and Kelloggs, among others.

    Scott LiaoScott Liao
    Associate Professor of Accounting

    University of Toronto

    Scott Liao is Associate Professor of Accounting at Rotman. He earned his PhD from the Ohio State University in 2008. His research interests include the agency problems in debt markets, banking regulation, and economic consequences of financial reporting and disclosure. He has published his papers in several premium journals including the Journal of Accounting and EconomicsThe Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research. His teaching is focused on financial accounting

    Jongwoon Jongwoon (Willie ) Choi
    Assistant Professor of Busness Administration
    University of PIttsburgh

    Willie Choi joined the accounting area as an assistant professor of business administration in 2011, after completing his PhD from Emory University. His research explores the use of accounting information in managerial decision-making, with an emphasis on strategic performance measurement systems as well as performance evaluation and reward systems.

Thomas Burns

TJ Burns Colloquium Series

The Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium in Accounting and MIS is named in honor of the former Ph.D. program director and founder and director of the Accounting Honors program. Thomas Burns also acted as department head and national president of Beta Alpha Psi. He was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 1997.

Colloquium meets weekly during the autumn and spring semesters. In addition to our own faculty and doctoral students, the speaker series brings some of the world's leading scholars to discuss their current research. Through this website, we share our colloquium with colleagues around the globe.

The site contains the current schedule as well as archives for recent years. In the schedules, we include links to the speaker's webpage, which usually includes biographical information. Please contact the program assistant for additional information about the speaker series and upcoming presentations.


  • 2018-2019

    For autumn semester 2018, colloquium will take place on Fridays from 12:00-1:30pm, unless otherwise noted. 

    Autumn Semester, 2018

    Date     Speaker School


    Aug. 31 Cristi Gleason University of Iowa 375 Gerlach
    Sept. 7 Urooj Khan Columbia University  210 Gerlach
    Sept. 14 Peter Demerjian University of Washington 375 Gerlach
    Oct. 5 Michael Kimbrough University of Maryland 210 Gerlach
    Oct. 19 Ewa Sletten Boston College Mason Rotunda
    Oct. 26 Steve Monahan INSEAD 375 Gerlach
    Nov. 9 Karen Nelson Texas Christian University  210 Gerlach
    Nov.  16 Linda Krull University of Oregon  375 Gerlach
    Nov. 30 Mike Minnis University of Chicago 375 Gerlach
    Dec. 7 Monica Neamtiu Baruch College 375 Gerlach
    Dec. 14 K. Ramesh Rice University  375 Gerlach
  • 2017-2018

    For autumn semester 2017, colloquium presentations take place on Fridays from 11:30am-1:00pm (unless otherwise noted).

    Autumn Semester, 2017

    Date     Speaker School


    Sept. 8 Charles Lee Stanford University 355 Gerlach
    Sept. 15 Marlene Plumlee University of Utah 355 Gerlach
    Sept. 22 Brian Cadman University of Utah 355 Gerlach
    Sept. 29 Gilles Hilary Georgetown University 355 Gerlach
    Oct. 6 Clive Lennox University of Southern California  355 Gerlach
    Oct. 20 Edward Li Baruch College 355 Gerlach
    Oct. 27 Alvis Lo Boston College 355 Gerlach
    Nov. 10 K. Ramesh Rice University 355 Gerlach


    Dec 1 Qiao Kapadia U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

    355 Gerlach


    Spring Semester, 2018

    For spring semester 2018, colloquium presentations take place on Fridays from 11:30am-1:00pm (unless otherwise noted).

    Date Speaker School Room
    Mar. 9 Brady Williams University of Texas at Austin 355 Gerlach
    Mar. 23  Sarah McVay University of Washington 355 Gerlach 
    April 6  Valeri Nikolaev University of Chicago 230 Pfahl , 10:00-11:30am
    April 13 Stanimir Markov Southern Methodist University 355 Gerlach 
    April 20 PhD Student Presentation The Ohio State University 355  Gerlach 
    April 27 PhD Student Presentation The Ohio State University 355 Gerlach 
  • 2016-2017

    For autumn semester 2016, colloquium presentations take place on Fridays from 11:30am-1:00pm (unless otherwise noted).

    Autumn Semester, 2016

    Date     Speaker School


    Aug. 26 Andrew Bird  Carnegie Mellon University 265 Gerlach
    Sept. 9 Mihir Mehta University of Michigan 265 Gerlach
    Sept. 16 Stephanie Sikes University of Pennsylvania 265 Gerlach
    Sept. 30 Joanna Wu University of Rochester 355 Gerlach
    Oct. 7 Regina Wittenberg-Moerman University of Southern California 265 Gerlach
    Oct. 21 Jon Kerr  Baruch College CUNY 265 Gerlach
    Oct.28 Brian Akins Rice University 265 Gerlach
    Dec 2 Alan Jagolinzer University of Colorado at Boulder 265 Gerlach
    Dec 9 Rick Mergenthaler University of Iowa 265 Gerlach


    Spring Semester, 2017

    For spring semester 2017, colloquium presentations take place from 12:00pm-1:30pm (unless otherwise noted).

    Date Speaker School Room
    Jan. 13 Eric Holzman Indiana University  405 Mason Hall
    Jan. 20  Rachel Thompson University of Minnesota  405 Mason Hall
    Jan. 23  Frank Murphy University of Arizona  355 Gerlach Hall
    Feb. 3  Matthew Erickson University of Arizona  355 Gerlach Hall
    Feb. 10  Amy Genson Sheneman Indiana University  355 Gerlach Hall
    Feb. 13  Alon Kalay  Columbia University  355 Gerlach Hall
    Feb. 24 Ethan Rouen Columbia University  355 Gerlach Hall
    Mar. 3  Sarah Shaik  University of Washington  355 Gerlach Hall  
    Mar. 10  Anne Beyer  Stanford University  355 Gerlach Hall  
    Mar. 24  Ivo Tafkov  Georgia State University  405 Mason Hall
    Mar. 31  Michael Williamson  University of Illinois  355 Gerlach Hall  
    Apr. 7  PhD Student Presentation  OSU  405 Mason Hall
    Apr. 14  PhD Student Presentation  OSU  355 Gerlach Hall
    Apr. 21  PhD Student Presentation  OSU  355 Gerlach Hall


Program Assistant

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