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  • Douglas J. Skinner Douglas J. Skinner, Interim Dean
    Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting, interim dean Skinner has been a tenured full professor at Chicago Booth since 2005. Previously he was KPMG Professor of Accounting at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics with first class honors in accounting and finance from Macquarie University in Sydney and a master's degree and PhD in applied economics: accounting and finance from the University of Rochester. Skinner is a leading expert in corporate disclosure practices, corporate financial reporting, and corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy. Learn more about Douglas J. Skinner »
  • Phil Berger Dean Photo Phil Berger, Deputy Dean for Alumni, Corporate Relations, and Part-Time MBA Programs
    Wallman Family Professor of Accounting and a tenured full professor at Chicago Booth since 2002, Berger previously served on the faculty of The Wharton School. His research interests are mainly in the areas of financial reporting and corporate finance. Berger's research has been published widely in accounting and finance journals and he has been a co-editor of the Journal of Accounting Research since 2004. His teaching interests are mainly in financial accounting. While at Wharton, he won every MBA teaching award that the Wharton School offers. At Chicago Booth, he has been awarded the Phoenix Prize. Berger holds PhD and MBA degrees from the University of Chicago, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Learn more about Phil Berger »
  • John Heaton, Dean John C. Heaton, Deputy Dean for Faculty 
    Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance Heaton joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000. Previously he was the Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Distinguished Professor of Finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Originally from Canada, Heaton earned a bachelor's degree in commerce at the University of Windsor in 1982, a master's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1984, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1989. His areas of focus are asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series economics. Learn more about John C. Heaton »
  • Stacey Cole, Dean Stacey Kole, Deputy Dean for Alumni, Corporate Relations, and the Full-time MBA Program
    Clinical Professor of Economics Kole joined Chicago Booth in 2004 from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester where she was associate dean for MBA programs. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Chicago. She teaches a course on managing the workplace. Learn more about Stacey Kole »
  • Robert Gertner, Dean Robert H. Gertner, Deputy Dean for Faculty, and John Edwardson Faculty Director of the Social Enterprise Initiative
    Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance, Gertner has been on the Chicago Booth faculty since 1986. His research interests include strategic decision-making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises. He has published papers in numerous scholarly journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and the Yale Law Journal. He is co-author, with colleagues Douglas Baird and Randy Picker, of Game Theory and the Law. Gertner teaches courses in strategic decision-making, entrepreneurial strategy, and social entrepreneurship. Learn more about Robert H. Gertner »