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Ken Eades

Kenneth M. Eades

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Eades’ broad expertise covers corporate finance issues including dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, investments, defined benefit pensions and pricing of convertible securities. He is also the author of 50 Darden cases.

In 2013 Eades wrote “Best Practices in Estimating the Cost of Capital: Survey and Synthesis” with Todd Brotherson, Robert Harris, and Robert Higgins in the Journal of Applied Finance. He also contributed to the popular book The Portable MBA, Fifth Edition, with Timothy Laseter, Ian Skurnik, Peter Rodriguez, Lynn Isabella and Paul Simko.

B.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Purdue University

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Allison Elias

Allison Elias

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Elias teaches communication and negotiation, with particular expertise in gender, social movements and conflict resolution. Her research investigates historical and contemporary issues of gender and diversity in organizations, with a focus on the influence of social movements on corporate practices. at the intersection history and management studies, her forthcoming book charts the trajectory of modern feminism at work through the lens of the secretarial profession.

Before coming to Darden, Elias taught at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University; the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University; and the ILR School, Cornell University.

B.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

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Rich Evans

Richard B. Evans

Donald McLean Wilkinson Associate Professor of Business Administration

Professor Evans’ research and teaching focus is investment decision-making. He explores risk taking by mutual fund managers, the role of broker intermediation in mutual fund investing, the impact of commission bundling and other trading costs on portfolio performance and retail and institutional-investor behavior.

Evans has been cited by The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine and published in the top finance journals: Journal of FinanceReview of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. He has also taught Executive Education courses for investment professionals from Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Citizens Bank.

B.S., M.S., University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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