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Alumni Achievements

We are pleased to share some of our doctoral alumni's recent achievements in research, teaching and service to the profession and community.

 Stephen McKeon

Stephen McKeon
Assistant Professor of Finance, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
Purdue University. Krannert Graduate School of Management, Economics MS, 2009
Purdue University. Krannert Graduate School of Management, Management PhD in Finance, 2011


He is the 2012 co-winner of the Financial Research Association's Michael J. Barclay Award,
which is given to a young scholar whose early work shows promise in the world of finance.
His research has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, MarketWatch,
Smart Money and Maclean's, and he appeared as a guest expert on Fox Business News to discuss
the collapse of MF Global, a major brokerage firm run by Jon Corzine. 

 Karel Kool
Karel Cool
Recipient of the 2009 John S. Day Doctoral
Alumni Academic Service Award

Jack Hughes
Jack Hughes (Ernst & Young Chair in Accounting at UCLA),
the 2008 John S. Day Doctoral Alumni Academic Service Award,
with his wife Harriet (right) and Judy Wright
(the wife of Gordy Wright, Jack's main mentor during his doctoral years at Krannert)

Alumni News

Dr. Robert A. Clark
1989 graduate of the Purdue University Management Ph.D. Program in Finance. On October 1, 2010 Dr. Clark was inaugurated as President of Husson University in Bangor, Maine. He officially began his duties at Husson University on January 1, 2010.

Beck A. Taylor
(Masters and Ph.D. in Economics, Purdue University) was recently named the 18th President of Whitworth University. Previously, President Taylor served as the Dean and Professor of Economics at Samford University.