Professor Denis is the Burton Morgan Chair of Private Enterprise at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. Professor Denis earned a B.S. degree in finance and managerial statistics from Syracuse University in 1982, an MBA from the University
of Michigan in 1984, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Michigan in 1988. Prior to joining the Krannert faculty in 1995, Professor Denis was a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1989 to 1995. At the Krannert
School, Professor Denis has served as the Finance Area Coordinator and teaches in the School’s M.B.A., Ph.D, and Executive Education Programs. Professor Denis’ primary interests are in the area of corporate finance. He is the author of over 40 published articles
in leading peer-reviewed journals on topics related to corporate governance, corporate financial policies, corporate organizational structure, corporate valuation, restructuring, and entrepreneurial finance. He has also co-edited a book on corporate restructuring.
He currently serves as a Co-Editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Research, the Financial Review, Annals of Finance, and the Journal of Applied Finance. He served as an Associate Editor of the Journal
of Finance from 2001 to 2003. On two occasions his articles have received “Best Paper’ awards at the Financial Management Association’s Annual Meetings. Professor Denis was named a University Faculty Scholar at Purdue in 2000 and is a past member of the Board
of Directors of the Financial Management Association International. Professor Denis has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Futuragene Corporation (2002-2003) and has served as a consultant to law firms, corporations, and government agencies on
various aspects of financial markets and securities including bankruptcy reorganization, credit ratings, corporate restructuring, stock prices, corporate valuation, corporate governance, capital acquisition, executive compensation, mortgage backed securities
(MBSs), and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs).