Faculty member Jay Sukits is the recipient of a 2014 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Public Service Award. He is being recognized for his contributions to financial literacy, the Sarah Heinz House, and student veterans groups.
PhD in Finance, 1990, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MBA, 1981, Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK
BS in Finance, 1980, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Corporate Restructuring & Mergers, Undergraduate level, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University
Seminar in Managerial Finance, PhD seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University
Mergers, Acquisitions, & Corporate Restructuring, Masters level, Purdue University
Diane Denis is Professor & Katz Alumni Chair in Finance. Professor Denis has published widely in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate diversification, corporate restructuring, and other areas of corporate governance and corporate finance. She has published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics, as well as in other finance journals. She serves as an associate editor for a number of finance journals and is the co-editor of a two-volume book of readings on international corporate governance. Her teaching interests are in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor Denis received a BS in Finance from Oakland University in 1980, an MBA from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the UK in 1981, and a PhD in Finance from the University of Michigan in 1990. She joined Katz in 2011, following 16 years on the faculty at Purdue University and six years on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She served as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research at Purdue from 2006-2009.
"Mandatory Clawback Provisions, Information Disclosure, and the Regulation of Securities Markets," Journal of Accounting and Economics, forthcoming
"Earnouts: A Study of Financial Contracting in Acquisitions Agreements," with Matthew Cain and David Denis, Journal of Accounting and Economics 51 (2011), pp. 151-170.
"International Corporate Governance Research," in Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice, Edited by H. Kent Baker and Ronald Anderson, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2010
"Duration, Outcome, and Post-Reorganization Performance," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 42 (2007), pp.101-118, with Kimberly Rodgers
"Leverage and Investment in Diversified Firms," Journal of Financial Economics 79 (2006), pp. 317-337, with Seoungpil Ahn and David Denis
Breaking the Ties that Bind: Board Structure Following Corporate Spinoffs, with David J. Denis and Mark D. Walker
Teaching Academy Fellow, Purdue University, 2004-2011
Salgo Noren MBA teaching award, 2004, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University
Krannert Faculty Fellow, 2003, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University
Dean's Office Faculty Service Award, 2003, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University
Best Paper Award, Financial Management, 1992 annual meetings of the Financial Management Association
Fellow of the Center for Corporate Governance, Drexel University, 2009-2012
Editorial Advisory Board, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2009-present
Board of Directors, Financial Management Association, 2008-2010
Associate Editor, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Review of Financial Economics, Financial Review (through 2009), Financial Management (1997-1999)
Guest Editor, Review of Financial Economics, Special issue on corporate governance
In her spare time Diane enjoys cooking and eating, collecting wine, hiking, biking, books, and movies. She especially enjoys sharing these things with her husband, Dave, and their adult children, Matt and Ellen.