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Business/public finance

John J. McConnell

Emanuel T. Weiler Professor of Management
Director, doctoral programs and research, School of Management
(765) 494-5910

Has published research on and has expertise in corporate takeovers, market liquidity, derivatives, mergers, tender offers, junk bonds, corporate valuation, 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.

Wilbur "Bill" G. Lewellen

Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management
Director, executive education programs,
School of Management
(765) 494-4397/494-7700

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.

A. Charlene Sullivan

Associate professor, management
(765) 494-4382

Has published numerous articles on consumer credit, risk management, bankruptcy and personal financial planning. Serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. A1994 recipient of Purdue's R.B. and Mary Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.

Keith V. Smith

Professor, management
(765) 494-7337

Teaches and researches investment management and securities markets. Has written five books and numerous articles. Does consulting and public speaking.

Personal finance

Janet C. Bechman

Extension specialist, family resource management
(765) 494-8309

Has expertise in personal and family budgeting. Has special interest in credit and women's financial knowledge and decision making. Also is interested in long-term care financing.

Flora L. Williams

Associate professor, consumer sciences and retailing
Director, Financial Counseling and Planning Program
(765) 494-8297

Has written three textbooks and more than 100 articles in the areas of family and consumer economics and family financial management. Serves as an expert witness in court cases involving economic value of family services.

A. Charlene Sullivan

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