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Endowed Chairs, Professors and Fellows

Faculty chairs, professorships and fellowships at the Driehaus College of Business elevate academic quality and encourage a culture of creativity and discovery. These faculty positions are supported by endowments and gifts from organizations, foundations, alumni and individual benefactors — generous contributors who help the college recruit and retain the best faculty.

Meet the outstanding teachers, groundbreaking scholars and influential industry experts who are shaping business thought and practice through these roles.

"My appointment allows me to pursue research discoveries in the field of investment management and then share these findings with my finance students and industry professionals."

Pavel G. Savor, Christopher L. Keeley Chair in Investment Management

Pavel G. Savor 

"My work focuses on advancing ethics education across DePaul’s curricula as well as engaging the business community with research, case studies and expertise that raises awareness about best practices in corporate governance."

Daryl Koehn, Wicklander Endowed Chair in Professional Ethics

Daryl Koehn 

"Through my research I’ve had the opportunity to explore important housing and real estate investment trends that impact home buyers, investors and the real estate industry, and then present these findings to academic and business professionals around the world."

James D. Shilling, George L. Ruff Endowed Chair in the Real Estate Center 

James D. Shilling 

"I’m honored to mentor accountancy students as well as work with industry leaders to diversify their talent."

Sandra Shelton, KPMG/Neil F. Casson Endowed Professor

Sandra Shelton 

"I bring real-world experience and case studies into my classes through my research. This is great for students because they not only understand the theory behind many finance principles but they also see the facts and data behind these theories."

Jose M. Liberti, Dr. William M. Scholl Chair in Finance

Jose M. Liberti 

"My role is to serve as a liaison between EY and and our students and faculty, as well as use my forensic accounting specialization to contribute to EY's educational foundation work.​ "

Cindy Durtschi, EY Distinguished Professor

Cindy Durtschi 

Molly Mercer
Ezerski Endowed Chair
Teaching and research in accountancy. Established through gift from alumnus and finance executive Ronald Ezerski.

Cindy Durtschi
EY Distinguished Professor
Research, teaching, service and leadership in accounting education. Funded by matching gifts from EY staff and the EY Foundation.

Sandra Shelton
KPMG/Neil F. Casson Endowed Professor
Mentors accountancy student organization leaders, researches and advocates diversity and includsion in the accounting profession. Funded by an estate gift made to the KPMG Foundation by Jeanne Casson in the name of her late husband, retired KPMG partner Neil F. Casson.Cindy Durtschi

Ning Du
Dr. Barry J. Epstein Endowed Faculty Fellow

Supports teaching and research that advances best practices in accounting education. This rotating fellowship is endowed by alumnus, accountant and educator Barry Jay Epstein.

John E. McEnroe
Deloitte Endowed Faculty Fellow
Teaching, research, service and leadership excellence in accountancy. Funded by alumni and friends at Deloitte.

Tawei (David) Wang
Driehaus Fellow
Researches information security management and information technology and teaches audit analytics. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.

Pavel G. Savor
Christopher L. Keeley Chair in Investment Management
Bridges investment management theory and practice through teaching, research and industry outreach. Endowed by the late finance executive John L. Keeley and his wife, Barbara, to honor their late son, alumnus Christopher L. Keeley.

Hongjun Yan
Driehaus Chair in Behavioral Finance
Teaches and researches the psychology of investing and serves as academic director of the Driehaus Center in Behavioral Finance. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.

Jose M. Liberti
Dr. William M. Scholl Endowed Chair in Finance
Publishes research in top finance journals and teaches corporate banking. Endowed by the Dr. William M. Scholl Foundation.

Sonya Seongyeon Lim
Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance Fellow
Researches the behavioral aspects of financial decision-making. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.

Maija Renko
Coleman Foundation Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship
Advances entrepreneurship education and practice through teaching, research and industry outreach. Established through the generosity of the Coleman Foundation. 

Daryl Koehn 
Wicklander Endowed Chair in Professional Ethics
Teaches, researches and shares best practices for ethical decision-making and corporate governance. Directs the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. Endowed by the late Callista Wicklander and her husband, Raymond, longtime supporters of DePaul’s mission and ethics education.

Grace Lemmon
Wicklander Fellow 2019-20
Supports Lemmon's research into weight-based stigmas in the workplace. Endowed by the late Callista Wicklander and her husband, Raymond, longtime supporters of DePaul’s mission and ethics education.

Jaclyn Jensen
DePaul Humanities Center Faculty Fellow 2018-20
Supports Jensen’s research into “Weight-based Bullying at Work: Exploring the Personal Consequences, Organizational Costs, Cultural Context, and Victim-Focused Interventions.” Funded by the DePaul Humanities Center.

Bin Jiang
Driehaus Fellow
Publishes research in the field of management, mentors faculty in producing high-quality research and teaches management students. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.

Alyssa Westring
DePaul Presidential Fellow
Teaches and researches organizational behavior and career management. Research program created by DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban to examine diversity and inclusion issues influencing the recruitment, retention and success of diverse faculty, staff and students at DePaul.

Anthony LoSasso 
Driehaus Fellow
Publishes research on health and labor economics, health policy and health services and outcomes, which has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute of Mental Health. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.

Brian Phelan
Driehaus Fellow
Researches and teaches topics encompasssing labor economics, demographic economics and applied econometrics. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.

James D. Shilling
George L. Ruff Endowed Chair in the Real Estate Center
Leads academic research at the Real Estate Center, fosters educational and research engagement between DePaul and Chicago’s real estate community, and teaches in the MBA program. Endowed by hotel executive and alumnus George L. Ruff.

Charles Wurtzebach
Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Real Estate Center Endowed Director
Directs real estate education, research, industry outreach and professional development programs and the Real Estate Center at DePaul. Endowed by retired real estate executive Douglas Crocker II and his wife, Cynthia.