Associate professor, finance
Research and teaching interests are in corporate finance, specializing in the areas of corporate governance and acquisition. Author of numerous technical papers on corporate finance, two of which were selected as outstanding papers in financial management by the Financial Management Association.
Researches business finance; taxation and public finance; portfolio management and investment analysis; executive compensation; and international finance. Has been an expert witness on rate of return in several dozen public utility rate cases. Frequently testifies before regulatory commissions.
Has published research on and has expertise in corporate takeovers, market liquidity, derivatives, mergers, tender offers, junk bonds, corporate valuation, the stock market, mortgage finance, mortgage-backed securities and international stock markets. Has studied the difference between firms listed on NASDAQ and on the New York Stock Exchange.
Assistant professor, management
Teaches corporate finance, mergers and aquisitions. Research topics include share repurchases, market efficiencies and the post aquisition performance of "glamour" stocks.
Teaches and researches investment management and securities markets. Has written five books and numerous articles.
Janet C. BechmanExtension specialist, family resource management
Has expertise in personal and family budgeting. Has special interest in credit and women's financial knowledge and decision making. Also interested in long-term care financing. An accredited financial counselor.
Sharon A. Devaney
Assistant professor, consumer science and retailing
Expert in financial management over the life course and economic security in retirement. Researches retirement planning, financing long-term health care and financial well-being of the elderly. An accredited financial counselor.
Assistant professor, management
Is a certified public accountant. Teaches seminars and courses on federal income taxes, accounting and personal finance. Has won several teaching awards and is past president of the Indiana CPA Society. Consults with individuals and small
businesses on accounting and taxation issues.
Debra A. Street
Assistant professor, sociology
Is an expert on health insurance, pension policy issues, Social Security and Medicare. Can also comment on the "politics of aging" and age-based interest groups such as the American Association of Retired Persons.
Has published numerous articles on consumer credit, risk management, bankruptcy and personal financial planning. Served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 1991-1996. A 1994 recipient of Purdue's R.B. and Mary Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award and the 1998 Salgo Noren Teaching Award.
Flora L. WilliamsAssociate professor, consumer sciences and retailing
Director, Financial Counseling and Planning Program
Has written three textbooks and more than 100 articles in the areas of family and consumer economics and family financial management. Is an expert in financial crisis intervention. Is part of a regional committee investigating the transition from welfare to the workforce. Serves as an expert witness in court cases involving economic value of family services.
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