David J. Denis

Professor of Business Administration and Roger S. Ahlbrandt, Sr. Chair in Finance, University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
David J. Denis


Ph.D., finance, and M.B.A., University of Michigan

Summary of Experience

Professor Denis’s research examines corporate governance, corporate financial policies, corporate organizational structure, corporate valuation, and entrepreneurial finance. He has taught courses on corporate financial management, venture capital, and investment banking in M.B.A., Ph.D., and executive education programs. He has also consulted extensively to private companies, law firms, and government agencies on various aspects of financial markets and securities, including bankruptcy reorganization, payout policy, credit ratings, corporate restructuring, stock prices, corporate valuation, corporate governance, capital acquisition, executive compensation, mortgage-backed securities, and collateralized mortgage obligations. Professor Denis has published more than 50 articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, and coedited a book on corporate restructuring. He has served in editorial roles for a number of journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial Research, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and Annals of Finance. He is a past president of the Financial Management Association International.

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