Our faculty are active researchers who have a long tradition of being leaders in their fields and contributing their expertise to businesses, policy makers, and government officials.  Faculty regularly publish in top-tier finance and economic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, and the Journal of Political Economy.

Our faculty also are dedicated educators who prepare students to become effective leaders in finance careers in both the private and public sectors.  The Finance Faculty are consistently engaged in developing leading educational approaches, focusing on action-based learning and the use of technology both in the classroom and through hybrid course delivery.  Their impact on the college and the student body is reflected in the many teaching awards bestowed upon them in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Chair:  Bernadette A. Minton

Finance Faculty
Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David Professor of Finance, Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance & Real Estate
Benjamin Bennett Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
Justin Birru Assistant Professor of Finance
Susan Clark Senior Lecturer in Finance
Isil Erel Professor of Finance, David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance
Robert Fuller Senior Lecturer in Finance
Kewei Hou Professor of Finance
Nina Karnaukh Assistant Professor of Finance
Ye Li Assistant Professor of Finance 
Xiaoji Lin Assistant Professor of Finance
Anil K. Makhija Dean, Fisher College of Business; John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business
Mary Beth McCormick Senior Lecturer in Finance
Bernadette A. Minton Professor of Finance, Department Chair, Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professor in Insurance
Thien Tung Nguyen Assistant Professor of Finance
Daniel Oglevee Senior Lecturer in Finance
Kennia Papadakis Senior Lecturer in Finance 
George Pinteris Associate Clinical Professor of Finance
Birsel Pirim Assistant Clinical Professor of Finance
Taner Pirim Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
Bill Rives  Senior Lecturer in Finance 
Steve Salopek Senior Lecturer in Finance
Tod Schneider Senior Lecturer in Finance 
Michael Schwert Assistant Professor of Finance
James Sexton Senior Lecturer in Finance
Matt Sheridan Senior Lecturer in Finance
Derik Staufenberg Senior Lecturer in Finance 
René M. Stulz Professor of Finance, Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics
Michael S. Weisbach Professor of Finance, Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance
Jay Wellman Associate Clinical Professor of Finance
Ingrid M. Werner Professor of Finance, Martin & Andrew Murrer Professor of Finance
Karen Hopper Wruck Professor of Finance, Dean's Distinguished Professor in Finance

Lu Zhang

Professor of Finance, Dean's Distinguished Chair in Finance

Shaojun Zhang Assistant Professor of Finance 


Business Law Faculty
John David Blackburn Associate Professor of Legal Environment of Business
Joseph Irvine Senior Lecturer in Law


Tod Friedman Adjunct in Finance
Kenneth Bruce Gold Adjunct in Finance
Susan Haack Adjunct in Finance
William Hansen Adjunct in Finance
Julie Helmreich Adjunct in Finance
Paul Krimm Adjunct in Finance
Mary Oellermann Adjunct in Finance
Jeffrey Standley Adjunct in Finance
Stephen Stuckwisch Adjunct in Finance
Lynda Weaver Adjunct in Finance
Royce West Adjunct in Finance


Emeritus Faculty
Stephen A. Buser Professor of Finance, Emeritus
at OSU 1975-2002
Deborah A. Ballam Professor of Legal Environment of Business
at OSU 1982-2010
Patric H. Hendershott Professor of Finance; Professor of Public Policy
at OSU 1981-2000
Edward H. Jennings President Emeritus; Professor of Finance
at OSU 1981-2002
Michael L. Smith Associate Professor of Finance, Emeritus
at OSU 1978-2004
Ralph Walkling Professor of Finance, Emeritus
at OSU 1985-2005


The Finance Department staff help support the college's faculty, programs, and centers. Listed below are the staff who provide the day-to-day help.

Staff Member Phone E-mail
Anthony Palma
Academic Program Coordinator, Finance Department


Tiffany Williams
Program Assistant, Finance Department
292-8202 williams.2890@osu.edu
Robyn Scholl
Associate Director, Dice Center for Financial Economics
292-3225 scholl.29@osu.edu
Laura Clements
KAIST AdministratorKAIST
247-4730 clements.143@osu.edu