Chaplinsky’s expertise is in corporate finance, private equity, capital raising, investment banking and valuation. Her research is widely cited and addresses the availability and costs of different forms of capital. One of her research specialties is PIPEs (private investments in public equities) — a method by which companies raise capital by selling their stock at a discount to private investors.

Chaplinksky is perennially recognized for her outstanding teaching — presented in 2013 with the All-University Teaching Award and voted Out­standing Professor in 2007 and faculty marshal in 1996. She wrote an article titled “Private Equity and the Public’s Right to Know” for The Washington Post/Darden “Case in Point” series, in the 14 April 2012 issue. In September 2012 she presented “Trends in the PIPE Market” at Columbia University Law School’s Center for Law and Economic Studies.

A.B., University of Illinois; MBA, Ph.D., University of Chicago