Areas of Expertise

The Whitman research topics database includes Whitman School faculty members and senior administrators. Use the database to identify faculty members with expertise in a wide range of business areas. Search by using business practice terms (i.e. human resources), department names (i.e. finance), or name of a particular individual. Once you have found a person, or persons, with whom you would like to speak, please forward your request to Kerri D. Howell, director of communications and media relations, at

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Faculty whose research interests contain: Risk
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Barkley, Tom
Director, MS in Finance Program
Professor of Finance Practice
(315) 443-8107

Research Topics: market microstructure, asset pricing, derivatives, risk management, capital markets, international finance


Benaroch, Michel
Associate Dean for Research and PhD Programs
Professor of Management Information Systems
(315) 443-3492

Research Topics:

information technology investments, information technology investment risks, information technology investment portfolios, management information systems


Chernobai, Anna
Associate Professor of Finance

(315) 443-3357

Research Topics:

Risk management, operational risk, default risk, Value-at-Risk, corporate finance, applications of probability and statistics in finance, stochastic processes.


Kazaz, Burak
The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management
The Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence
(315) 443-7381

Research Topics:

supply chain management, supply chain uncertainty, supply chain risk, supply chain finance, supply chain disruptions, wine futures, quality uncertainty, currency risk, hedging, pricing, market segmentation, production planning, purchasing, distribution


Lumpkin, G. Thomas
The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship

(315) 443-3164

Research Topics: entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, creativity and entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship, innovativeness, risk-taking, competitiveness, autonomy, proactiveness


Yourougou, Pierre
Professor of Finance Practice
Managing Director of Africa Business Program
(315) 443-8027

Research Topics:

corporate finance, emerging markets, financial markets and institutions, risk management, project finance, African business intelligence, capacity building in public debt management, and the World Bank

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