Karen Hopper Wruck

Dean’s Distinguished Chair in Finance, Professor of Finance, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Karen Hopper Wruck

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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 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.  Professor Wruck has published numerous articles in leading academic journals, and her work and opinions have been highlighted in several business periodicals. In addition to refereeing for several industry journals, she serves as an advisory editor for the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) and the Organizations and Markets Electronic Journal. She is also a former associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Corporate FinanceThe Journal of Financial Research, and European Financial Management. Professor Wruck’s honors include 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, she 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.