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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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
Molly MercerEzerski Endowed ChairTeaching and research in accountancy. Established through gift from alumnus and finance executive Ronald Ezerski.
Mary MindakRSM FellowFellowship supports teaching and research. Funded through a gift from RSM US Foundation and RSM staff and partners who are DePaul alumni
Cindy DurtschiLedger & Quill Distinguished ProfessorResearch, teaching, service and leadership in accounting education. Funded by Ledger & Quill, the donor society of alumni and friends of DePaul’s School of Accountancy & MIS.
Kelly PopeDr. Barry J. Epstein Endowed Professor in Forensic AccountingSupports teaching and research that advances forensic accounting. This rotating fellowship is endowed by alumnus, accountant and educator Barry Jay Epstein.
Tawei (David) WangDriehaus FellowResearches information security management and information technology and teaches audit analytics. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.
Jose M. LibertiDr. William M. Scholl Endowed Chair in FinancePublishes research in top finance journals and teaches corporate banking. Endowed by the Dr. William M. Scholl Foundation.
Sonya Seongyeon LimDriehaus Center for Behavioral Finance FellowResearches the behavioral aspects of financial decision-making. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.
Pavel G. SavorChristopher L. Keeley Chair in Investment ManagementBridges 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.
James D. Shilling George L. Ruff Endowed Chair in the Real Estate CenterLeads 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 DirectorDirects 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.
Hongjun Yan Driehaus Chair in Behavioral FinanceTeaches 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.
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.
Daryl Koehn Wicklander Endowed Chair in Professional EthicsTeaches, 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.
Maija RenkoColeman Foundation Endowed Chair in EntrepreneurshipAdvances entrepreneurship education and practice through teaching, research and industry outreach. Established through the generosity of the Coleman Foundation.
Alyssa WestringDePaul 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 FellowPublishes 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 PhelanDriehaus FellowResearches and teaches topics encompasssing labor economics, demographic economics and applied econometrics. Endowed by alumnus and investment fund founder Richard H. Driehaus.