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Michael Faulkender is the Associate Dean of Masters Programs and a Professor of Finance at the Robert H Smith School of Business.  He oversees the Full-time, Part-Time, Online, and Executive MBA programs as well as the eight specialty masters programs offered by the Smith School.

His research focuses on empirical corporate finance in the areas of capital structure, risk management, corporate liquidity, and executive compensation. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The New York Times. He was awarded the Barclay’s Global Investors / Michael Brennan Best Paper Award in the Review of Financial Studies in 2013, was runner up for that prize in 2006, and won the Jensen Prize for Corporate Finance – Second Prize in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2013. Professor Faulkender also served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Finance as an Associate Editor.  

Professor Faulkender teaches classes in the MBA, EMBA, and the Master of Finance programs at the Smith School, where he has received numerous teaching awards including the Krowe teaching award in 2016. Professor Faulkender has also served as a faculty member at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and the Olin School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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