Bernadette Minton

Professor of Finance and Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professorship in Insurance
Chair, Department of Finance



Professor Bernadette Minton is Chair of the Department of Finance and the Arthur E. Shepard Endowed Professor in Insurance at Fisher College of Business of The Ohio State. Professor Minton holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

Prior to her appointment as department chair in 2016, Professor Minton served as the inaugural Academic Director of The Risk Institute from its inception in October 2013, as well as Interim Executive Director. During her tenure, she oversaw growth in The Risk Institute’s profile and corporate participation. She worked closely with the Institute’s advisory board in coordinating and leading The Risk Institute’s research, talent development and outreach activities.

Professor Minton’s research spans a variety of areas within corporate finance, with particular emphasis on risk management, corporate governance and financial institutions. Her research has been published and highly cited in top financial economics journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Financial Studies, as well as the financial press. 

As a leader in her area of scholarship, Professor Minton has been recognized for both her research and her teaching impact in the classroom. She is a recipient of the Pace Setters Faculty Research Award and Pace Setters Undergraduate Teaching Award and is a Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics Research Fellow.  Professor Minton is a Managing Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Finance and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research.

During her time at Ohio State, Professor Minton has developed a number of successful courses in the Undergraduate program.  She currently teaches risk management to Fisher undergraduate students and works with future finance thought leaders in the Department of Finance’s PhD program. Professor Minton also is actively involved in the college’s Fintech Initiative, leading the development of the undergraduate Fintech Immersion Program, Student Fintech Innovation Competition, and Fintech @ Ohio State & Beyond conferences.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Derivatives


  • MA and PhD from the University of Chicago
  • BA from Mount Holyoke College


  • BUSFIN 4239 - Risk Management

    Extends the skills developed in Corporate Finance and Investments classes to the role of risk management within the firm. Increasingly, managers are required to understand the many risks facing their organizations, undertaking those risks which represent value-enhancing opportunities, while mitigating unwanted risks. Prereq: 4211 and 4221, and BusMHR 2291 or 2292. Not open to students with credit for or currently enrolled in 4219 or 4229.