Corporate and Executive Education
David Becher is an associate professor of Finance at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, a faculty member for Drexel LeBow Corporate and Executive Education and a Drexel LeBow Center for Corporate Governance fellow. He has been a fellow at the Wharton Financial Institution Center at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006.
Dr. Becher’s specializations include mergers, governance and the banking industry. He has been interviewed or cited in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Reuters, and Business Week Online, among others. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation, among others.
He earned his B.A. in Economics and International Relations at The College of William and Mary, specialized in International Economics at the Universite de Montpellier, France, and obtained his Ph.D. in Finance at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Becher worked for PNC Bank and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
For Corporate and Executive Education he has taught several courses, including Corporate Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Financial Statement Analysis, and Investment Decisions and has spoken on such topics as “The Financial Crisis: Role of Regulation.”
Michael Howley is an associate clinical professor of Marketing at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and a faculty member for Drexel LeBow Corporate and Executive Education. Prior to becoming a business professor, Dr. Howley served for two decades as a clinical physician assistant, working for nine years delivering primary care to underserved areas of rural Maine and eleven years in critical care and surgical services.
His academic research and teaching focuses on recovering from service failure and delivering high quality services. Dr. Howley has taught Services Blueprinting at ASU’s Center for Services Leadership, and teaches courses on Healthcare Management and Services Marketing for Drexel LeBow MBA students. For Corporate and Executive Education, he has taught several courses including Health Services Research and The Business of Healthcare, and has spoken on a variety of topics related to adapting to the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Howley received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University.
Paul Jensen is an associate professor of Economics and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Executive Education, and Experiential Learning at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business. His areas of expertise include international trade, patterns of trade and trade policy. His work has been published in the Review of International Economics, Journal of Economic Integration, Eastern Economic Journal, among others.
Dr. Jensen earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University. For Corporate and Executive Education he has spoken on such topics as “Corporate Social Responsibility: An Economic Perspective.”
Bruce McCullough is a professor in the Decision Sciences Department at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and a faculty member for Drexel LeBow Corporate and Executive Education. His areas of expertise include applied econometrics, data mining, and reliability of statistical and economic software.
Dr. McCullough earned a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and worked for a consulting firm before entering graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin — where he received his Ph.D. and served as a University Fellow.
Prior to joining Drexel, he was an assistant professor of Economics at Fordham University and a Senior Economist at the FCC. He is an associate editor at four journals in the fields of statistics and economics, and is currently writing a book on data mining for SAS.
Dr. McCullough and has taught data mining for our Corporate and Executive Education clients, as well as at the undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels.
Edward Nelling is a professor of Finance at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and a faculty member for Drexel LeBow Corporate and Executive Education. His areas of expertise include corporate finance, real estate finance, executive compensation, business valuation, equity markets, investments, and mutual funds. Dr. Nelling is the author of the book Business Valuation Demystified, and his research articles have been published in the Journal of Finance, Strategic Management Journal, the Financial Analysts Journal and others.
Dr. Nelling has consulted for Fortune 500 companies and has served as an expert witness. Dr. Nelling earned a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He was selected as the recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award by Drexel Executive MBA students in 2001, 2002 and 2008. In 2009, he received an Outstanding Online Instructor Award from Drexel. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at The Wharton School and Korea University Business School.
For Corporate and Executive Education, Dr. Nelling has taught Corporate Financial Management and Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager. He most recently offered a presentation entitled “Hitting a Financial Home Run.”
Ralph Walkling is the Christopher and Mary Stratakis Professor of Corporate Governance and Accountability in the Finance Department and Executive Director of Drexel LeBow’s Center for Corporate Governance. Dr. Walkling is also a faculty member for Drexel LeBow Corporate and Executive Education. He is internationally known for his research involving corporate governance and acquisitions and for his ability to communicate financial concepts with clarity and aplomb. Dr. Walkling is a regular consultant to industry and a leading contributor to the top refereed journals in his field. He currently serves as associate editor of The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Empirical Finance, The Journal of Applied Finance, The Journal of Empirical Finance and The Journal of Corporate Finance.
Dr. Walkling is a member of the Board of Trustees and immediate Past President of the Financial Management Association. He has received numerous awards for best papers in corporate finance and excellence in graduate teaching.
Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Walkling was Dean’s Research Professor of Finance for Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He received his B.S. from Towson State University and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Dr. Walking has taught in executive education programs throughout the U.S. and around the world — most recently in South Africa and Amsterdam.
For LeBow Corporate and Executive Education, he most recently spoke on “Shareholders’ Say on Pay: Does the Market Care?”
Jonathan Ziegert is an associate professor in Management at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and a faculty member for Drexel LeBow Corporate and Executive Education. His research focuses primarily on leadership and group processes with a secondary emphasis on individuals’ attraction to organization. Within the area of leadership and group processes, Dr. Ziegert’s research examines how leadership is structured and carried out in organizations and team based contexts. In his research on attraction, he examines the factors that predict how individuals come to join and fit with organizations. Dr. Ziegert has studied these issues in a variety of work settings including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, banks, universities, public schools, volunteer service teams, and fast food restaurants.
Dr. Ziegert’s work has been published in a number of journals including, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organizational Dynamics.
Dr. Ziegert earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland.
For Corporate and Executive Education he has taught several courses in Negotiations for Leaders and has spoken on such topics as “Leadership in Dynamic and Unpredictable Environments.”