David J. Denis
Roger S. Ahlbrandt, Sr. Chair and Professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh
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 teaches or has taught courses on corporate financial management and venture capital and investment banking in M.B.A., Ph.D., and Executive Education programs. He has also consulted extensively with 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 (MBSs), and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs).
Professor Denis is the author of more than 45 published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. He has also coedited a book on corporate restructuring. He currently serves as an editor of the Review of Financial Studies and as associate editor of the Journal of Financial Research, the Financial Review, and Annals of Finance. He is a past editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance and served as an associate editor of the Journal of Finance from 2001 to 2003. Professor Denis is the president-elect of the Financial Management Association International and currently serves on the organization's board of directors.