Diane K. Denis
Katz Alumni Chair in Finance, Professor of Business Administration, and Area Director for Finance
Diane Denis is Professor & Katz Alumni Chair in Finance. Professor Denis has published widely in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate diversification, corporate restructuring, and other areas of corporate governance and corporate finance. She has published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics, as well as in other finance journals. She serves as an associate editor for a number of finance journals and is the co-editor of a two-volume book of readings on international corporate governance. Her teaching interests are in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor Denis received a BS in Finance from Oakland University in 1980, an MBA from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK in 1981, and a PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan in 1990. She joined Katz in 2011, following 16 years on the faculty at Purdue University and six years on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She served as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research at Purdue from 2006-2009.