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Prestigious Professorship announced to BITSian at Georgetown University

Wednesday, July 08, 2009   (1 Comments)
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Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business has announced Reena Aggarwal, MMS graduate from BITS Pilani as the school’s first Robert E. McDonough Professor.

The McDonough professorships, named after the late California businessman and 1947 alumnus, were designed to recognize business school faculty members for their extraordinary contributions to research and teaching in the classroom.

Aggarwal previously served as the Stallkamp Fellow in Finance at the business school, where she has been a faculty member for more than 20 years. Her research focuses on emerging financial markets and institutions, initial public offerings and corporate governance. She has been listed among “Outstanding Faculty” in the Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools.

Her work has been published widely in academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Portfolio Management. The business school also awarded her the faculty research award in 2000 and in 1999.

“I also feel an important sense of responsibility to further the intellectual climate at the school and continue to bring international recognition to Georgetown.”, says Aggarwal.

In addition to teaching, Aggarwal has served as interim dean and deputy dean of the business school. She also has been a visiting professor of finance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, a FINRA Academic Fellow, an academic fellow at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a visiting research scholar at the International Monetary Fund and a Fulbright scholar to Brazil and Chile.

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Shailendra Kumar says...
Posted Saturday, July 18, 2009
Congratulations!!!...its really a proud moment for all of us!!...

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