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. Visit Rice Business Wisdom for examples of our finance faculty's peer-reviewed business research presented in a compelling, quick-to-read package.

Members of our faculty also implicitly nurture skills and traits that are critical to success for tomorrow’s leaders. In every course, students have an opportunity to work one-on-one with an accessible, involved and energetic member of the faculty, who believes that academic research and current industry knowledge are as critical as textbooks to a student’s education.

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

Full-Time Faculty

Kerry E. Back

Kerry E. Back

J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics
713-348-4168
Alex Butler

Alexander W. Butler

Professor of Finance
713-348-6341
Alan Crane

Alan David Crane

William S. Mackey, Jr. & Verne F. Simons Distinguished Assistant Professor of Finance
713-348-5393
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Andreas Christopoulos

Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
713-348-5389
Kevin Crotty

Kevin Crotty

Assistant Professor of Finance
713-348-6303
David De Angelis

David De Angelis

Assistant Professor of Finance
713-348-6030
Jefferson Duarte

Jefferson Duarte

Gerald D. Hines Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance (Finance)
713-348-6137
Heber Farnsworth

Heber Farnsworth

Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
713-348-5388
Jeff Fleming

Jeff Fleming

Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professorship of Finance
713-348-4677
Jill Foote

Jill Foote

Senior Lecturer in Finance
713-348-3146
Gustavo Grullon

Gustavo Grullon

Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance
713-348-6138
Yael Hochberg

Yael Hochberg

Ralph S. O'Connor Professor in Entrepreneurship (Finance); Head, Rice University Entrepreneurship Initiative
713-348-3596
Barbara Ostdiek

Barbara Ostdiek

Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs, Associate Professor of Finance and Statistics
713-348-2496
Tarik Umar

Tarik Umar

Assistant Professor of Finance
713-348-5392
James Weston

James P. Weston

Harmon Whittington Professor of Finance
713-348-4480
Yuhang Xing

Yuhang Xing

Associate Professor of Finance
713-348-4167

Part-Time Faculty

Jeff Anapolsky

Jeff Anapolsky

Lecturer in Management - Finance
 
Jonathan Finger

Jonathan Finger

Adjunct Professor in Management - Finance
 
Keith Jennings

Keith Jennings

Lecturer in Management - Finance
713-550-3536
David Pruner

David Pruner

Adjunct Professor in Management - Finance
 
Manolo Sanchez

Manolo Sanchez

Adjunct Professor in Management - Finance
713-825-9000
Christine Mastandrea

Christine Mastandrea

Adjunct Professor in Management - Real Estate
713-851-1987
James Mastandrea

James Mastandrea

Adjunct Professor in Management - Real Estate Finance
713-435-2230

Emeriti Faculty

George Kanatas

George Kanatas

Jesse H. Jones Professor Emeritus of Finance
713-348-5383