An overview of the faculty who teach in the Penn State Smeal Master's in Corporate Finance Program
The Penn State Smeal Master's in Corporate Finance enables students to work closely with distinguished professors who couple world-renowned research expertise with practical knowledge and experience. These award-winning teachers, researchers, consultants, and authors specialize in bringing complex business concepts to life.

MCF Faculty

Priyangi Bulathsinhala, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Statistics

Jess Cornaggia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance

Brian Davis, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance

Robert Everett, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor of Finance

Louis Gattis, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Finance

Andy Gustafson, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer

Tony Kwasnica, Ph.D.
Professor of Risk Management, Director of Laboratory for Economics Management and Auctions

Jason Lunn, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Finance

Liang Peng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Real Estate and King Faculty Fellow

Sajay Samuel, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor of Accounting

Tim Simin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance, Smeal Research Fellowship in Finance

James Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor, The William Elliott Professorship of Risk and Management

Svetla Vitanova, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Finance

Suzanne Wright
Associate Teaching Professor of Accounting