The Risk Institute
Staff, Board, and Fellows

  • Staff

     

    Isil Erel Professor Isil Erel, Academic Director

    Dr. Isil Erel, David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance, holds a Ph.D. in financial economics from MIT Sloan School of Management. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business administration from Koç University, Turkey. Her research spans a variety of areas within corporate finance, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and banking. This research has been published in leading academic sources such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies. A leader in her field of scholarship, Dr. Erel is the 2010 recipient of the Pace Setters Faculty Research Award and the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award at Fisher College of Business. She also received the Distinguished Referee Award from the Review of Financial Studies in 2012. She has been a Fisher Research Fellow (since 2011) and a National Center for the Middle Market Research Fellow (since 2012). In addition to assuming her role as academic director of The Risk Institute, Dr. Erel will continue to conduct high-impact research in her fields of interest and teach Financial Institutions in both MBA and undergraduate programs at Fisher.

    Phil RenaudPhilip S. Renaud II, MS, CPCU, Executive Director

    With over 25 years of experience creating and managing several large multilocation, international risk management departments, he has extensive expertise in the practice of risk management, direct insurance, and safety and health. In addition to his previous position as managing director at Risk International, Renaud managed risk programs at Deutsche Post/DHL (Supply Chain), Kmart Corporation, Limited Brands, Inc. (L Brands) and, SCOA Industries Inc. (Shoe Corporations of America). He is a regular speaker at various national, regional and local risk management forums. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky, Middle and Eastern Tennessee and board chairman for Central Ohio. In addition, Renaud is a board member of Christine’s Christmas, and is on the Foundation Board for the Knox Community Hospital in Knox County, Ohio.

    Whitney Honold, Associate Director

    Whitney Honold is the Associate Director at The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Prior to working at The Risk Institute, she worked for Wendy's Corporation building a cohesive brand image and consistent, clear communication between franchisees, customers, and corporate headquarters. Before becoming a Buckeye, Whitney worked her way through the ranks at Moxie, moving from Intern Coordinator to Senior Account Executive. She earned her degree in Strategic Communication, Marketing, Economics from Miami University in 2009.

    Ashley Corry, Program Coordinator

    Ashley Corry is the Program Coordinator at The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

  • Advisory Board
    Michael Mahaffey - Chair
    Chief Strategy and Chief Risk Officer
    Nationwide Insurance
    Isil Erel
    Academic Director, The Risk Institute
    Distinguished Professor of Finance
    Fisher College of Business
    Helga Houston
    Chief Risk Officer
    Huntington Bank
    Douglas A. Huffner
    Director of Risk Management and Insurance
    The Ohio State University
    Bernadette Minton
    Chair, Department of Finance
    Professor of Finance and Arhur E. Shepard Endowed Professor in Insurance
    Fisher College of Business
    Anil K. Makhija
    Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business
    Professor of Finance, Fisher College of Business
    Brian Smith
    Vice President and Corporate Treasurer
    Battelle Memorial Institute 
    Philip S. Renaud II
    Executive Director, The Risk Institute
    Fisher College of Business
    Dan VanderWoude
    Vice President
    Aon Benfield
     
       
  • Fellows

    Jaideep (Jay) Anand
    William H. Davis Chair in the American Free Enterprise System and Professor of Strategy
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Nicholas P.B. Bollen
    E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Finance
    Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

    Murillo Campello
    Lewis H. Durland Professor of Management, Professor of Finance
    Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

    Zhenhua Chen
    Assistant Professor City and Regional Planning (CRP)
    The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture

    Keely Croxton
    Associate Professor of Logistics
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Elroy Dimson
    Chair, Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management
    University of Cambridge Judge Business School
    Emeritus Professor of Finance
    London Business Schoo
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    Isil Erel
    Academic Director, The Risk Institute
    Distinguished Professor of Finance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Shan Ge
    PhD Candidate, Finance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Erasmo Giambona
    Associate Professor of Operations
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Ralph T. Greco
    Director, Business Analytics Initiative
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Seth D. Guikema
    Associate Professor, Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering
    University of Michigan

    Brian Hilligoss
    Assistant Professor
    The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Division of Health Services Management and Policy

    Oğuzhan Karakaş
    Assitant Professor of Finance
    Boston College Carroll School of Management

    Yingchao Lan
    PhD Candidate, Operations Management
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Xi Li
    Assistant Professor of Accounting
    Temple University Fox School of Business

    Anil K. Makhija
    Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business and Professor of Finance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Brett Massimino
    Assistant Professor and Professor Robert M. Chase Faculty Fellow
    Department of Services Operations Management
    Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration

    Bernadette A. Minton
    Chair, Department of Finance
    Professor of Finance and Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professor in Insurance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Yihui Pan
    Assistant Professor of Finance
    University of Utah

    Jordan V. Pino
    PhD Student and Graduate Research Associate, Department of Geography
    The Ohio State University

    Steven M. Quiring
    Professor, Atmospheric Sciences Program, Department of Geography
    The Ohio State University

    Simcha Ronen
    Emeritus Professor of International Management and Organizational Psychology
    Tel-Aviv University Graduate School of Business

    Adam Rose
    Professor, The National Center of Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
    University of Southern California

    Paul Rose
    Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Designated Professor in Business Law
    Director, Law, Finance & Governance at Ohio State
    The Ohio State University

    Eric Seiber
    Associate Professor
    The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Division of Health Services Management and Policy

    Berk Sensoy
    Associate Professor of Finance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Oded Shenkar
    Ford Motor Company Chair in Global Business Management
    Professor of Management and Human Resources
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Stephen A. Shield
    M.A. Student and Graudate Research Associate, Department of Geography
    The Ohio State University

    René M. Stulz
    Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics
    Director, Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Tracy Yue Wang
    Assistant Professor of Finance
    University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

    Michael S. Weisbach
    Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
    Research Associate
    National Bureau of Economic Research

    Ingrid M. Werner
    Martin and Andrew Murrer Professor in Finance
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Karen Hopper Wruck
    Professor of Finance, Dean's Distinguished Professorship
    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    YiLin Wu
    Professor of Economics
    National Taiwan University College of Social Sciences

    Wendy Yi Xu
    Assistant Professor
    The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Division of Health Services Management and Policy

     

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