The finance area and its curriculum at the Jones Graduate School of Business reflects the broad interests, experience and expertise of our faculty, ranging from basic financial management to more technical subjects such as options and other derivatives, and financial modeling.

The exceptional accessibility of the finance faculty is also the hallmark of our new doctoral program in finance, debuting in the fall of 2010, which aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become first rate scholars in financial economics. The essence of the finance doctoral program is the opportunity to learn from and work with a top quality faculty on a broad range of topics in modern finance. 

Our faculty's research specialties include all major areas, from corporate financial policies to issues in investments and mathematical finance, with their papers consistently published in the top academic journals of the finance profession. 

There's never been a better time to connect with the finance program at Rice.

Full-Time Faculty

Kerry E. Back

J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Finance

Alexander W. Butler Ph.D.

Professor of Finance

Alan David Crane

Assistant Professor of Finance

Kevin Crotty Ph.D.

William S. Mackey, Jr. Distinguished Assistant Professor of Finance

David De Angelis

Assistant Professor of Finance

Jefferson Duarte

Gerald D. Hines Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance (Finance)
Heber Farnsworth

Heber Farnsworth

Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance

Jeff Fleming

Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professorship of Finance

Jill Foote PhD

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Gustavo Grullon

Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance
Yael Hochberg

Yael Hochberg

Ralph S. O'Connor Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship (Finance)

Barbara Ostdiek

Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs, Associate Professor of Finance and Statistics

Arzu Ozoguz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance

James P. Weston

Harmon Whittington Professor of Finance

Yuhang Xing

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

Part-Time Faculty

Jeff Anapolsky

Lecturer in Management - Finance

Armistead Dright Burks

Lecturer in Management - Finance

Jonathan Finger

Adjunct Professor in Management - Finance

Emeriti Faculty

George Kanatas

Jesse H. Jones Professor Emeritus of Finance