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Center for Financial Excellence
Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0125
Fuqua's faculty is composed of world-renowned professors, researchers and thought leaders. The Center harnesses the expertise of Fuqua's Finance and Accounting faculty in designing and administering its boot camps and other educational programs.
Fuqua's Accounting and Finance areas are consistently recognized by the academic and professional communities for their notable teaching and research achievements and accomplishments. The Finance area continually ranks within the top 10 based on the number of academic papers and citations published annually, number of editorships at top industry journals, and number of awards recognizing leading industry research. Further, Fuqua's Finance faculty has won numerous teaching awards, underscoring professors' ability to impart relevant research and industry developments to MBA students and industry practitioners. Fuqua's Accounting area ranked 5th in research productivity and number of publications between 2004 and 2008. The professional community also frequently recognizes the Accounting area's teaching excellence, with its faculty winning the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Award for Excellence in Teaching eight times since 2000 for core and elective teaching in the Daytime MBA program.
Each department has an Area Coordinator, who is responsible for curriculum development and collaboration within the department. David Robinson (featured below) is the Finance Area Coordinator, and Katherine Schipper is the Accounting Area Coordinator.
William and Sue Gross Research Fellow
Professor of Finance
Finance Area Coordinator
David Robinson is a Professor of Finance and the William and Sue Gross Distinguished Research Fellow at the Fuqua School of Business. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is an expert in corporate finance and entrepreneurial finance. His research has appeared in top journals in economics and finance and has been covered widely in the media. He teaches in a number of the schools programs, and is a past winner of the Daimler-Chrysler Award for Teaching Excellence.