The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has one of the most highly regarded faculty of any business school in the world. Our faculty members are not only world-class researchers and among the best teachers in the world, but they are also active consultants. They offer a blend of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application that provides participants with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.
Chicago's teaching approach is rigorous, interactive, and dynamic. Faculty members present topics in a variety of ways, including lectures, case studies, and small group discussions, using a range of media. Our programs feature a web-based learning tool that helps participants prepare for getting the most out of their course, as well as extend their learning beyond the classroom with post-program follow up.
Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow
Dan Adelman is a leading expert in management analytics, which helps companies deploy data and decision analysis to build world-class strategic and tactical management capabilities, resulting in higher profits with lower risk and competitive advantage. Dr. Adelman publishes regularly and holds editorial positions in leading academic journals.
Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management
Dean Alderucci teaches Innovation Strategy, serves as faculty advisor to the Innovation Group at Chicago Booth, and is an innovation consultant. Attorney Alderucci is a registered patent attorney and an inventor on more than 160 granted and 250 pending US patents. His research focuses on relatively unexplored areas at the intersection of inventing and operations.
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Andreas Angelopoulos has been lecturing at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School since 2011 where he founded the Oxford Chicago Valuation Programme, Oxford Chicago Discussions and the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab. Since 2006, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and at Imperial College where he founded the Imperial College Private Equity Programme.
Susan Lucia Annunzio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Susan Lucia Annunzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for High Performance (CfHP). She is a strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation.
Sidney Davidson Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting
Ray Ball teaches MBA courses and executive MBA courses in accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he rejoined the faculty in 2000. He is an editor of the Journal of Accounting Research and was an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics from 1986 to 2000. He also is a professor in the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.
Clinical Professor of Economics
Brian Barry is Clinical Professor of Economics and Executive Director of Chicago Booth's Initiative on Global Markets. The IGM looks broadly at global movements of capital, products and talent in the modern economy, by examining how these markets work, their effects, and the way they interact with policies and institutions.
Philip G. Berger
Wallman Family Professor of Accounting
Phil Berger has previous experience as faculty at MIT Sloan and The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), where he won every MBA teaching award. His areas of primary interest include firm valuation, firm diversification, effects of accounting regulations, organizational design, and corporate governance. He holds a PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor.
Principal and Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
Bruce Boyd joined Arabella Advisors as a principal and managing director in 2007 after spending 20 years building and leading for-profit and nonprofit ventures. Bruce has led a range of engagements for Arabella’s foundation, individual and family, and corporate clients. Those engagements have focused on strategic planning, due diligence, program implementation, and evaluation of impact, and they have stretched across a range of issue areas including community development, human rights, education, and the environment.
Gregory D. Bunch
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Greg Bunch brings years of practical experience as a general manager and entrepreneur to his classes. He is the founder and president of Masterplan International Corporation. Bunch works with Fortune 50, family, and start-up businesses in the areas of innovation and strategy. He was also a partner at Brandtrust, a brand strategy consultancy. Some of the companies he has worked with include: American Express, Danaher, ETS, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds and YUM!
Senior Lecturer in Leadership, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
John Burrows teaches general management, leadership, and negotiations for Chicago Booth Executive Education. Previously, he served as partner with Accenture and held senior roles in sales and marketing at enterprise software companies including Siebel and Oracle. His teaching and research interests include organizational design, workforce analytics, social network analysis, and social capital. He holds a PhD in behavioral science from University of Chicago and an MBA from Chicago Booth.
Ronald S. Burt
Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy
Ron Burt is the Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In addition to designing and teaching in various executive education programs, he teaches "Strategic Leadership" each year in Singapore, London, and Chicago. The course is a capstone course in Chicago’s Executive M.B.A. program.
Heather M. Caruso
Adjunct Faculty in Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson
Heather Caruso focuses her teaching and research on several aspects of human behavior in organizations. These interests center on the dynamics and social psychology of diverse (e.g., cross-functional, multicultural) teams; the management of identity, power, and influence in organizations; and strategies for optimal judgment, decision making, and behavior.
Pradeep K. Chintagunta
Joseph T. and Bernice S. Lewis Distinguished Service Professor of Marketing
Pradeep Chintagunta teaches topics relating to marketing management, market strategy, marketing research, and a doctoral seminar on marketing models at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was named a top professor at Chicago Booth in 2002 by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Harry L. Davis
Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management
Harry Davis teaches MBA and Executive Education courses at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has been on the faculty since 1963. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of strategy, leadership, creativity, and innovation.
Clinical Professor and Academic Director of University-wide Entrepreneurship Content
Waverly Deutsch teaches Building the New Venture – a unique course on entrepreneurial execution. She was awarded the 2004 USASBE Innovative Teaching Pedagogy for the YourCo simulation game, which allows students to develop and run a mock business through all phases of operation. She created this game to parallel the Building a New Venture course and to add experiential learning to the process, leveraging techniques from statistics and the game Dungeons and Dragons.
Sanjay K. Dhar
James H. Lorie Professor of Marketing
Sanjay Dhar has been a Chicago faculty member since 1992. Many sources have recognized Professor Dhar for his excellence in teaching.
Provost, University of Chicago, and David David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Daniel Diermeier serves as the thirteenth Provost of the University of Chicago. Prior to this appointment, Daniel was dean of the Harris School of Public Policy from 2014 to 2016. His teaching and research focus on political institutions, the interaction of business and politics, crisis leadership, reputation management, integrated strategy, and strategic aspects of corporate social responsibility. He has published two books, 40 case studies, and over 90 research articles in academic journals, mostly in the fields of economics, political science, and management. Daniel has advised many of the world’s leading companies.
Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor of Marketing
Jean-Pierre Dubé is the Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor, an area editor for the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, QME and the recipient of several MSI Research Grants, the recipient of a Kauffman grant, and a member of the editorial board and ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals.
John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science
Professor Epley has been a member of the Chicago Booth faculty since 2005. He conducts research in the areas of experimental study of social cognition; perspective taking; and intuitive human judgment. Most of his research investigates people's abilities to read others' minds, from knowing how one is being judged by others to predicting others' attitudes, beliefs, and underlying motivations, and the implications of systematic mistakes in mind reading for everyday social interactions.
Professor of Accounting
Merle Erickson is a professor of accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1996. Professor Erickson teaches graduate level courses on taxes and business strategy.
Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing
Ayelet Fishbach has been a member of the University of Chicago's faculty since 2002. Professor Fishbach teaches MBA and Executive MBA classes in negotiation. Her class helps students develop a systematic approach to negotiation, enabling them to analyze and prepare for upcoming negotiation situations and interpret past negotiating encounters. Professor Fishbach’s research is in social psychology, with specific emphasis on motivation and decision making.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Kathleen Fitzgerald is known at the University of Chicago as a superb educator. She brings a wide array of experience as an educator and a practitioner to the classroom. She has taught courses in Investments, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Strategy, Money and Banking, International Finance and Financial Management. She has been teaching in our CIMA Education program since its inception. Her professional experience includes auditing and tax consulting at Ernst & Young, LLP and forensic accounting consulting at Chicago Partners.
Adjunct Professor of Marketing
Professor Frenzen earned multiple degrees from the University of Chicago in a range of subjects from cultural anthropology to marketing before receiving his doctorate from Chicago in 1988. He and his consulting teams have worked with many dozens of Fortune 500 companies on a variety of subjects including marketing strategy, new product development, and sales force management. His research activities focus on business-to-business marketing, sales management, and product development.
Professor of Virtual Collaboration at the Master in Architectural Management and Design
Bio coming soon.
Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
Sonny Garg joined Exelon in 2002 and has focused extensively on transformational and integration work within the company. In his most recent role as president of Exelon Power, he had oversight of the management and operation of Exelon's fossil (coal, oil, and natural gas), landfill gas, hydro, wind, and solar-powered fleet of generating assets in 11 states.
Robert H. Gertner
Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance
Robert Gertner is the Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has been on the faculty since 1986. Professor Gertner is also a Faculty Director of Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative. His research focuses on issues in strategic decision-making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises.
Michael J. Gibbs
Clinical Professor of Economics
Michael Gibbs received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Chicago, Department of Economics. Following his doctorate, Dr. Gibbs taught at Harvard, Michigan, and USC. He has been on the Chicago Booth faculty since 1999. Professor Gibbs is also a Research Associate of the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn and the Center for Corporate Performance at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
Linda E. Ginzel
Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology
Linda Ginzel is Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1992.
President, Humanly Possible®, Inc.
Jackie Gnepp is a licensed consulting psychologist and president of Humanly Possible, Inc., a boutique firm offering organizational consulting, leadership education, and executive coaching. Dr. Gnepp has authored or co-authored over 60 articles, book chapters, and presentations on people management, emotional intelligence, and performance improvement. Her leadership presentations have been highly acclaimed in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
John P. Gould
Steven G. Rothmeier Professor and Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
Jack Gould has been a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 1965, where he has taught M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., and Ph.D. courses on a wide range of subjects, from accounting and economics to strategic thinking and creative management. Professor Gould studies the economics of information, microeconomic theory, industrial organization, strategy, law and economics, and investment by the firm.
Founder and CEO, Family Office Exchange
Sara Hamilton is the Founder and CEO of Family Office Exchange (FOX), the definitive source of information and best practices associated with the business of managing family wealth across generations. The strength of the FOX network is derived from the collective knowledge and experience of more than 500 globally-minded family enterprises based in 26 countries.
Mark Harbour, CPA, CFA, CIMA®
Mark Harbour is a senior vice president at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. His professional role is senior integrated wealth manager to the high net worth and family office market segment. He draws upon more than 30 years of experience to serve as personal chief financial officer to individuals and families.
John C. Heaton
Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance
John C. Heaton studies asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series econometrics. He was first drawn to this area because he was "intrigued by the idea of understanding economic phenomena both to guide policy and to help people make better decisions." His research in these areas has earned him numerous fellowships, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship from 1993 to 1995.
Howard M. Helsinger
Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP
Howard M. Helsinger is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP and taught courses on trusts and estates at the University of Chicago Law School from 1997 to 2016. He is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee, and a frequent lecturer for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and other state and national bar associations.
Christopher K. Hsee
Theodore O. Yntema Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing
Christopher Hsee joined The University of Chicago faculty in 1993, teaching MBA and Executive MBA classes in managerial decision making strategies. His research and teaching are focused on behavioral decision theories, including preference construction, consumer decision making, and cross-cultural comparisons in risk preferences.
V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and the John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow
Erik Hurst studies macroeconomic policy, consumption, time use, entrepreneurship, and household financial behavior.
Professor of Finance and Head of the Finance Faculty, Saïd Business School
Tim Jenkinson is Professor of Finance at the Said Business School. One of the leading authorities on private equity, IPOs, and institutional asset management, Jenkinson is renowned for his ability to collect critical, previously inaccessible data by building strong links with institutional investors, banks, and other players in the financial industry. His research is widely quoted and has been published in the top academic journals.
Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Emir Kamenica studies a variety of topics in applied microeconomics, including the design of informational environments, behavioral industrial organization, discrimination, and dating and marriage markets. He has published work in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.
Steven N. Kaplan
Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
Steven N. Kaplan teaches advanced MBA and executive courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, and wealth management. Business Week named him one of the top 12 business school teachers in the country. He co-founded the entrepreneurship program at Booth. Professor Kaplan has been a member of the faculty since 1988.
Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance
Anil K. Kashyap is the Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research focuses on banking, business cycles, corporate finance, price setting, and monetary policy. His research has won him numerous awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship, the Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Sciences, and a Senior Houblon-Norman Fellowship from the Bank of England.
Professor of Psychology
Dr. Boaz Keysar is a Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Cognition program at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989 and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1991.
Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Science
Partner, Humanly Possible®, Inc.
Joshua Klayman is an internationally-known expert in managerial psychology. He has been a member of the faculty at Chicago Booth since 1980. He is also co-owner, with Jackie Gnepp, of the consulting firm Humanly Possible, Inc. His primary research, teaching, and consulting interests are in understanding and improving people’s ability to make sound decisions, to learn and improve, to think creatively, and to embrace change.
Clinical Professor of Strategic Management
Professor Marc Knez currently teaches strategy courses in the Chicago Booth full-time and part-time MBA programs. He studies strategic and organizational decision making, strategic planning, and market analysis. His academic research evolved from a focus on applying game theory and decision theory to strategic decision making to a focus on market analysis, strategy development, and organizational structure.
Randall S. Kroszner
Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics
Randall S. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 until January 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs.
Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Accounting and Finance
Richard Leftwich teaches MBA courses and executive MBA courses in financial statement analysis and financial management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 1994, he received the prestigious McKinsey Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting
Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is also a Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and at the European Corporate Governance Institute and a Fellow at Wharton's Financial Institution Center, Goethe Universität Frankfurt's Center for Financial Studies, and the CESifo Research Network.
Stuart E. Lucas
Co-Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Strategist Partners, LLC
Stuart Lucas has worked as an investment professional for over 35 years. Stuart founded Wealth Strategist Partners (WSP) as the successor to his family's investment platform, where he was co-Chief Investment Officer for many years following the sale of Carnation Company, the business founded by his great-grandfather. The family remains a client of WSP, an investment advisor to selected families and entrepreneurs specializing in the management of long-term taxable wealth.
Ann L. McGill
Sears Roebuck Professor of General Management, Marketing and Behavioral Science
Ann McGill joined the Chicago faculty in 1997. She teaches MBA level classes in marketing management and a doctoral level marketing workshop. Professor McGill is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious McKinsey Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Clinical Professor of Marketing; Executive Director, Kilts Center for Marketing
Art Middlebrooks specializes in helping service companies grow profitably through new product and service development, branding, and effective marketing strategies. He has worked with companies from a broad range of industries including energy, telecommunications, information technology services, e-commerce, software, financial services and professional services.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing
Lil Mohan is an entrepreneur and academician with a passion for bringing great technology products and services to life. He brings to his teaching classes a variety of experiences from his work at Amazon, Intel, Infosys, Motorola, and two successful high-tech startup companies: Junglee and Snapstick.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Steve Morrissette's career includes large corporate experience in mergers & acquisitions and banking as well as entrepreneurial projects as an investor and founding CEO of several start-up businesses. In addition to 25 years of practitioner expertise, his academic career includes 10 years of full-time teaching and extensive scholarship on entrepreneurial finance including a comprehensive study of angel investors published in the Journal of Private Equity, numerous articles on the banking industry, as well as presentations and journal articles on M&A.
Lecturer and Leadership Coach
Ed Miller brings more than 25 years of experience in coaching, management, and consulting to his work with executives. Prior to coaching and consulting, Miller was business director at Quaker Oats (now Pepsi), with full P&L and management responsibility for a cross-functional business team, including sales, finance, operations, marketing, and R&D. Before joining Quaker, he worked in sales and marketing at IBM with clients in the manufacturing and transportation industries.
Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow
Sanjog Misra is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research focuses on the use of structural econometric methods to study consumer and firm decisions. In particular, his research involves building data-driven models aimed at understanding how consumers make choices and investigating firm decisions pertaining to pricing, distribution and salesforce management issues.
List of Faculty
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Georg Müller is Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting where he specializes in helping firms develop and implement profitable growth strategies. He serves clients in manufacturing, automotive, distribution, technology, healthcare, and consumer products. Prior to Deloitte, Georg served as Vice President of a start-up company specializing in health analytics.
CFP®, CIMA®, CIS, CPWA®, US Global Wealth Management, PIMCO
John previously served as managing director of wealth management services for Nuveen Investments from 2000 to 2018. He also served as a first vice president at Merrill Lynch Private Client Group, where he was also a leader of advanced training for financial consultants. He is a frequent speaker in the areas of investment consulting and financial planning, and contributes to a variety of media outlets. John served on the IWI board of directors from 2006 to 2017, and as chairman for the 2013-2015 term. He is a faculty member for both the CIMA and CPWA education programs offered through IWI at The University of Chicago and Yale University. He received a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.
Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance
Lubos Pastor is Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy and Research. In addition, he serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.
Kevin F. Rock
Clinical Professor of Finance
Kevin Rock joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2004. Prior to his appointment, he taught courses in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2003, 2000, and 1996.
Haresh Sapra Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting and Academic Coordinator of the Executive MBA Program
Professor Sapra joined the Booth faculty in 2000. Haresh Sapra studies the real effects of accounting measurement policies, disclosure regulation, and corporate governance. His current research focuses on the role of fair value accounting on financial stability. His research has been published in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Games and Economic Behavior.
James E. Schrager
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management
Jim Schrager is the Faculty Director for the Chicago Management Institute and the Advanced Strategy Program, teaching courses in new venture and corporate strategy to MBA students and executives at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was awarded Chicago’s Emory Williams Teaching Award in 1996, 2001, and 2007.
Adjunct Professor of Economics and Strategy
Ram Shivakumar specializes in industrial organization, financial economics, and corporate strategy. His research has appeared in the Journal of International Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics.
Douglas J. Skinner
Deputy Dean for Faculty and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting
Douglas Skinner is a leading expert in corporate disclosure practices, corporate financial reporting, and corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy.
Chairman and CEO, Stern Value Management
Joel M. Stern (’64) is chairman and chief executive officer of Stern Value Management, formerly Stern Stewart & Co, and the creator and developer of Economic Value Added (EVA). He is a recognized authority on financial economics, corporate performance measurement, corporate valuation, and incentive compensation, and is a pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of shareholder value. He is also active in academia and in the media.
Toby E. Stuart
Toby E. Stuart is the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Previously, he has been: The Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; the Arthur J. Samberg Professor and Faculty Director of the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School; and the Fred G. Steingraber-A.T. Kearney Professor of Leadership & Strategy at University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance
Sufi graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with an honors bachelor's degree in economics in 1999. He earned a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005, where he won the Solow Endowment Prize for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Research. His dissertation was titled "The Role of Banks in Corporate Finance." He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2005.
Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams Professor of Economics
Chad Syverson teaches MBA courses in Competitive Strategy and Industrial Organization at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty, Professor Syverson was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Department of Economics. His research spans several topics, with a particular focus on the interactions of firm structure, market structure, and productivity.
Corporate Innovation Officer and Vice President for Margin Realization, Whirlpool Corporation
Nancy Tennant is the chief innovation officer and vice president for Margin Realization for Whirlpool Corporation, reporting to the chairman and CEO. In this capacity, she is responsible for creating and implementing enterprise strategies that facilitate innovation, leveraged learning, competitive knowledge, and margin optimization.
Scott G. Thayer, CIMA®
Scott Thayer is an Institutional Consulting Director - Investments with Graystone Consulting in Santa Rosa California. Scott started his career at EF Hutton in 1983 after leaving his position at Chico State University lecturing in Finance and Investments. Scott is focused predominantly on the advice and management of Non-Profit Foundations, both in the US and abroad. Throughout his career, he has been recognized both by the industry and his peers as a thought leader.
Robert H. Topel
Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
Robert H. Topel conducts research on many areas of economics including labor economics, industrial organization and antitrust, business strategy, health economics, energy economics, national security economics, economic growth, and public policy. He is the Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State and Co-Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago.
Deputy Dean for Faculty and Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance
Professor Pietro Veronesi has been a part of the University of Chicago's teaching faculty since 1997. Veronesi conducts research that focuses on asset pricing, stock and bond valuation under Bayesian uncertainty and learning, and equilibrium models of return predictability. Veronesi is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
President of the Chicago Board of Education
David J Vitale is the chairman of urban partnership bank, a newly formed bank serving the financially underserved neighborhoods of Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit.
Roman Weil, PhD, CMA, CPA, is V. Duane Rath Professor Emeritus of Accounting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1965, where he has held positions in both the Booth School of Business in Mathematical Economics, Management and Information Sciences, Accounting, and in the Law School. Dr.
Ira S. Weiss
Clinical Professor of Accounting and Entrepreneurship
Ira Weiss specializes in tax strategy, financial accounting, mutual fund taxation, and private equity investing. He teaches advanced MBA courses in both tax strategy and entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth, and helps support the entrepreneurial community through his work as the faculty director of Hyde Park Angels, an angel investing group affiliated with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
Hal Weitzman is Executive Director for Intellectual Capital at Chicago Booth. In that role, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Capital Ideas, the magazine and website about cutting-edge research, as well as host of The Big Question, the monthly online video panel discussion series.
Robert S. Hamada Professor of Behavioral Science
Bernd Wittenbrink is the Robert S. Hamada Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Professor Wittenbrink teaches MBA and Executive MBA classes in management and negotiations. Most of his research investigates how social stereotypes impact people’s judgments and actions.
John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science
George Wu has been a member of the University of Chicago faculty since 1997, where he teaches MBA classes in negotiation and decision making. Professor Wu’s research is centered on decision making under risk and uncertainty. His teaching utilizes a framework to enable managers to make better decisions.
William J. Young
Mr. Young is a graduate of the University of Chicago's Executive MBA Program, 1978. He is currently teaching in the Executive Education programs and instructed in the Laboratory in New Product Development and Strategy as well as in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has instructed in Executive Education since the program's inception in 1997.
Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
Luigi Zingales’ research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. Currently, he has been involved in developing the best interventions to cope with the aftermath of the financial crisis. He also co-developed the Financial Trust Index, which is designed to monitor the level of trust that Americans have toward their financial system.
Mark E. Zmijewski
Professor Emeritus of Accounting
Mark Zmijewski focuses his academic writing and consulting on issues related to valuation, security analysis, and the effect of financial and other disclosures on capital market participants and security prices. His work has appeared in several notable journals, including the Journal of Financial Statement Analysis; the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; the Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting and Economics; Contemporary Accounting Research; and the Journal of Business Research. Zmijewski has been an associate editor for the Accounting Review, and served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Accounting Research and the Accounting Review.
Professor Emeritus of Business Administration
Marvin Zonis is a professor emeritus at Chicago Booth.