Karen Hopper Wruck

Dean's Distinguished Professor, Professor of Finance, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University


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Ph.D., finance and accounting, and M.S., applied economics, Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester; A.B., economics, Davidson College

Summary of Experience

Professor Wruck's research and teaching are in the fields of financial and organizational economics, with special emphasis on corporate finance, restructuring, financial distress, governance, and management compensation. She has published numerous articles in leading academic journals, and her work and opinions have been highlighted in several business periodicals. Professor Wruck is an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and European Financial Management. She has served as an academic director of the Financial Management Association and the Turnaround Management Association, consulted to major corporations, and has worked on a number of high-profile corporate litigation projects as a subject matter expert.

In recognition of her leadership and service, Professor Wruck received Ohio State's Mary Ann Williams Award, which recognizes a woman exhibiting extraordinary leadership, and Fisher's Bostick-Georges Pacesetter Service Award, which recognizes exceptional leadership and service to the College of Business. In addition, Professor Wruck has on multiple occasions been selected as outstanding professor by Ohio State's full-time and executive M.B.A. programs. Prior to her appointment at Ohio State, Professor Wruck served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School.

AG Contacts

Laura Boothman Stamm