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Advice from Finance Majors

Johnny Komppa - May 2022 Graduate, Finance & Economics Major

"Prioritize getting to know both your professors and peers outside of the classroom. Oftentimes this results in meaningful friendships or relationships that could benefit your career in the future. Always take the opportunity to have a conversation with somebody who has been in your shoes."

Benjamin Hendel – May 2022 Graduate, Finance Major

"Be vulnerable to your classmates and teachers by asking a lot of questions. Everyone shares different perspectives, and you will learn a lot from each other once you make the effort. Prioritize gaining experience through internships and jobs during your four years. You will learn so much, and it will make you stand out when applying for jobs after graduation."

Rachel Rendall – May 2023 (expected) Graduate, Risk, Insurance, and Financial Planning Major

“Get involved as much as you can! Anything from joining business clubs or simply going to your professors' office hours can help you make some of the best connections with likeminded students and faculty. You may even find yourself acting as an executive member of a club and gaining valuable friendships and experience in the process!”

Emily Otto – May 2022 Graduate, Finance Major

"Visit your academic advisor, go to office hours, and utilize tutoring resources. There are so many opportunities available to help you succeed, take advantage of them! Also, you don't have to be perfect but always try your best. In the end, you'll make yourself very proud!"

Department Chair

Adam Stivers  Profile of Adam Stivers  Meet with me  Office hours

Associate Professor
3146 Wittich Hall
astivers@uwlax.edu
608.785.6677

Specialty areas:

Investments, asset pricing, behavioral finance

Finance Department Associate

Amy Sloan  Profile of Amy Sloan  Office hours

Academic Department Associate
Wittich Hall
asloan@uwlax.edu
608.785.8115

Department people

Nilakshi Borah  Profile of Nilakshi Borah  Office hours

Finance
Associate Professor
3128 Wittich Hall
nborah@uwlax.edu
608.785.6651

Specialty areas:

Corporate Finance

Shiang Liu  Profile of Shiang Liu

Finance
Assistant Professor
3140 Wittich Hall
sliu5@uwlax.edu
608.785.6655

Specialty areas:

Empirical Corporate Finance

Shishir Paudel  Profile of Shishir Paudel  Meet with me  Office hours

Finance
Assistant Professor
3138 Wittich Hall
spaudel@uwlax.edu
608.785.8096

Specialty areas:

Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing

Adam Stivers  Profile of Adam Stivers  Meet with me  Office hours

Finance
Associate Professor
3146 Wittich Hall
astivers@uwlax.edu
608.785.6677

Specialty areas:

Investments, asset pricing, behavioral finance

Diana Tempski  Profile of Diana Tempski

Finance
Teaching Professor
3130 Wittich Hall
dtempski@uwlax.edu
608.785.6678

Specialty areas:

Corporate Finance

Ming Tsang  Profile of Ming Tsang  Meet with me  Office hours

Finance
Assistant Professor
3134 Wittich Hall
mtsang@uwlax.edu
608.785.5299

Specialty areas:

Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty

Behavioral and Experimental Finance

Changyu Yang  Profile of Changyu Yang

Finance
Assistant Professor
3144 Wittich Hall
cyang4@uwlax.edu
608.785.8117

Specialty areas:

Asset Pricing

Faculty emeriti

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Robert Carney

Bill Colclough

Lise Graham

Dianne Morrison

Robert Wolf

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