Executive Education

Outstanding Chicago Booth Faculty

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.

Instructional Methods

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.

 

 

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Dan Adelman

Professor of Operations Management

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.

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Dean Alderucci

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.

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Andreas Angelopoulos

Executive Director, Private Equity Institute

Andreas T. Angelopoulos is the Executive Director of the Private Equity Institute and the Programme Director of the Oxford Chicago Valuation Programme.

He 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.

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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.

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Ray Ball

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.

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Brian Barry

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.

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Philip G. Berger

Wallman Family Professor of Accounting; Deputy Dean for the Part-Time MBA Programs

Phil Berger is Deputy Dean for Part-Time MBA Programs and Wallman Family Professor of Accounting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He previously served on the faculty of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1991-2002) and also served as a visiting associate professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management (1998-99).

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Marianne Bertrand

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.

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Bud Block

Dr. Block is a management psychologist with a distinguished background as a consultant, executive coach and educator. He serves as an advisor to senior executives in the areas of talent management and change management. Bud Block also manages a consortium of executive coaches who assist companies in the accelerated development of high potentials.

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Bruce Boyd

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.

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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!

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John Burrows

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Organizations and Strategy

John Burrows has been at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 2009. He currently teaches two Booth MBA classes: Strategic Leadership (39002) and Strategies & Processes of Negotiation (38103).

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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.

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Heather M. Caruso

Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral Science

Heather Caruso is Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Science at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She 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.

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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.

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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.

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Waverly Deutsch

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship

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.

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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.

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Daniel Diermeier

In April 2014, Professor Diermeier was named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, which is "appointed on the basis of past achievement and future promise". He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and was named among the World's 50 Best Business School Professors by Fortune magazine. He is the 2007 recipient of the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute, named the "Oscar of Business Schools" by the Financial Times. He has won 13 teaching awards including the 2001 Kellogg Lavengood Professor of the Year Award and the 2013 Kellogg Alumni Professor of the Year award.

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Jean-Pierre Dubé

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.

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Nicholas Epley

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.

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Merle Erickson

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.

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Ayelet Fishbach

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.

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Kathleen Fitzgerald

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management

Kathleen Fitzgerald is known at the University of Chicago as a superb educator. She teaches pre-MBA accounting and analytical methods at the University of Chicago Business School and Financial Accounting at the University of Chicago Law School.

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Jonathan Frenzen

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.

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Mark Fritz

Professor of Virtual Collaboration at the Master in Architectural Management and Design

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Sonny Garg

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.

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Matthew Gentzkow

Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Matthew Gentzkow is Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a specific focus on media industries.

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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.

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Michael J. Gibbs

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.

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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.

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Jackie Gnepp

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.

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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.

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Sara Hamilton

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 over 340 globally-minded family enterprises based in 20 countries.

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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.

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John C. Heaton

Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance; Deputy Dean for Faculty

John C. Heaton studies asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series economics. He first became 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.

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Howard M. Helsinger

Howard M. Helsinger is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Sugar, Felsenthal, Grais & Hammer, LLP, and a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, where he has taught Trusts and Estates for the past fifteen years. 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.

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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.

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Erik Hurst

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.

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Tim Jenkinson

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.

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Emir Kamenica

Professor of Economics

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.

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Steven N. Kaplan

Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

Steven N. Kaplan is the Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is the Faculty Director of Chicago Booth’s Polsky Entrepreneurship Center. Professor Kaplan has been a member of the faculty since 1988.

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Anil Kashyap

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.

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Boaz Keysar

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.

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Joshua Klayman

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.

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Marc Knez

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.

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Sunil Kumar

Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management

Sunil Kumar joined the Chicago Booth faculty on January 1, 2011 as Dean and Professor of Operations Management. Since then, Kumar has concentrated on broadening and strengthening the intellectual footprint of the school, including expanding the faculty, supporting increasingly diverse student aspirations, and expanding the reach of the school’s programs, including formulating and executing a careful global strategy.

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Randall S. Kroszner

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.

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Richard Leftwich

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.

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Christian Leuz

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.

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Stuart E. Lucas

Adjunct Professor of Finance

Stuart Lucas has worked as an investment professional for over 30 years. He is the founder, Chairman and co-Chief Investment Officer of Wealth Strategist Partners, LLC, an investment advisor to selected families and entrepreneurs specializing in the management of long-term taxable wealth.

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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.

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Arthur Middlebrooks

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.

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Lil Mohan

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.

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Stephen Morrissette

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.

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Tobias J. Moskowitz

Fama Family Professor of Finance

Toby Moskowitz is the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has taught finance since 1998 and currently teaches courses in Investments and Asset Pricing. He also serves as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was a former editor of the Review of Financial Studies. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Financial Times, US News and World Report, Money magazine.

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Ed Miller

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.

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Sanjog Misra

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.

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Georg Müller

Georg Müller is an associate partner at Monitor Deloitte and a senior leader of the firm’s pricing practice and co-lead of its analytics group. His client work focuses on helping companies make more profitable pricing decisions through better analytical insights, clearer linkages between customer needs and strategic choices, and improved organizational capabilities. He has worked in a variety of industry sectors that include publishing, distribution, technology, and consumer products.

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Lubos Pastor

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.

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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.

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Haresh Sapra

Professor of Accounting

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.

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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.

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Ram Shivakumar

Clinical 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.

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Douglas J. Skinner

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.

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Joel Stern

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.

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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.

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Amir Sufi

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.

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Chad Syverson

J. Baum Harris 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.

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Nancy Tennant

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.

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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.

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Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor

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.

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Pietro Veronesi

Roman Family Professor of Finance

Professor Pietro Veronesi has been a part of the University of Chicago's teaching faculty since 1997, and currently is the Roman Family Professor of Finance and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow. 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.

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David Vitale

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.

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Roman Weil

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.

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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.

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Hal Weitzman

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.

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Bernd Wittenbrink

Professor of Behavioral Science

Bernd Wittenbrink has been a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 1996. He teaches courses on organizational behavior, management and behavioral science.

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Craig D. Wortmann

Craig Wortmann brings his 25 years of entrepreneurship and sales and marketing experience to the classroom in the form of two courses. The first, his “Entrepreneurial Selling” course, looks at the challenge of growing and leading the entrepreneurial business from inception. This course was recently ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the top ten courses in the United States. Professor Wortmann also teaches “Building the New Venture,” a course that explores all aspects of entrepreneurship, including raising money, sales and marketing, operations, and product development.

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George Wu

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.

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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.

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Luigi Zingales

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.

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Mark E. Zmijewski

Charles T. Horngren Professor 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.

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Marvin Zonis

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Marvin Zonis is a professor emeritus at Chicago Booth.