Finance

The Finance Area faculty include renowned scholars who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience in the financial industry.

The Finance Area equips students with the skills to become globally oriented, financially sophisticated, and ethically minded in their use of finance to address complex global challenges. Through research and scholarship, the faculty studies the functioning of the global financial system to shape the responsible transformation of financial practice and global business. The finance faculty conducts research on a range of topics, from IPOs to personal wealth management.

Finance Classes


Research Centers

Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Center for Financial Markets and Policy


Faculty

The Finance Area faculty include renowned scholars who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience in the financial industry. Our faculty conducts research on a range of topics, from IPOs to personal wealth management.

Tenure Line Faculty

Reena Aggarwal

Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business and Professor of Finance

Director, Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Twitter: @ProfAggarwal  @GUFinPolicy

Professor Aggarwal’s Bio

James J. Angel

Associate Professor

Academic Director, Fintech Certificate Program

Academic Director, FINRA Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional Program

Professor Angel’s Bio

Jennie Bai

Associate Professor

Professor Bai’s Bio

Turan Bali

Professor; Robert S. Parker Chair of Business Administration

Professor Bali’s Bio

James Bodurtha

Associate Professor

Professor Bodurtha’s Bio

George Comer

Associate Professor

Co-Director, Georgetown Reach

Professor Comer’s Bio

Sandeep Dahiya

Associate Professor, Akkaway Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Professor Dahiya’s Bio

Allan Eberhart

Professor

Senior Associate Dean, Master of Science in Finance Program

Professor Eberhart’s Bio

R. David McLean

William G. Droms Professor, Finance Area Coordinator

Professor McLean’s Bio

Vladimir Mukharlyamov

Assistant Professor

Professor Mukharlyamov’s Bio

Lee F. Pinkowitz

Associate Professor

Professor Pinkowitz’s Bio

Alberto Rossi

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Finance

Associate Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Professor Rossi’s Bio

Quan Wen

Assistant Professor

Professor Wen’s Bio

Rohan G. Williamson

Professor; Bolton Sullivan/Thomas A. Dean Chair in International Business Studies

Professor Williamson’s Bio

Xiaofei Zhao

Associate Professor

Professor Zhao’s Bio

William Droms

Emeritus Professor

Professor Drom’s Bio

Teaching Faculty

David Allen Ammerman
Assistant Teaching Professor; Director of Academic Operations, Master of Science in Finance

Michael S. Cichello
Teaching Professor

Matthew L. Cypher
Atara Kaufman Term Professor of the Practice; Director, Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Lynn Lanz Doran
Teaching Professor

James Reid
Robert Lauren Steers Chair in real Estate and Executive in residence

Michael K. Barry
Adjunct Professor

Anne Dias
Adjunct Professor

George Ferris 
Adjunct Professor

Jeffrey Foster
Adjunct Professor

David Granson
Adjunct Professor

Arun Gupta 
Adjunct Professor

Vladimir Ivanov
Adjunct Professor

Craig O’Connor
Adjunct Professor

Andres Vinelli
Adjunct Professor

Jay O. Wright
Adjunct Professor


News from Finance

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2021 Best Undergraduate Professors: Lizhi Liu, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

March 26th, 2022

Lizhi Liu, 34, is Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she’s worked since 2018. She has a PhD in Political Science, an MS in Statistics, and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. She also has a BA in International Political Economy from Renmin University of China. She currently teaches Advanced International Business, an undergraduate core course; and China: Econ, Politics & Business at the graduate level.

Hedge funds oppose SEC’s reform plans after GameStop debacle

January 16th, 2022

“Speculators are not the only ones harmed when a bubble collapses. There is collateral damage to innocent bystanders including buy-and-hold retirement investors in index funds,” said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough business school.