Dr. Michael Faulkender is the Associate Professor and Director of the Masters Program in Finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Dr. Faulkender earned his P.h.D degree in Finance from Northwestern University. His research focuses on empirical corporate finance in the areas of capital structure, risk management, corporate liquidity, and executive compensation.
A favorite in the Smith Executive MBA classroom, Prof. Michael Faulkender is a finance superstar. He takes a keen interest in corporate finance, which he translates into valuable learning for EMBA students.
Faulkender is known for being acutely aware of everything happening in the finance world, and he takes a special interest in regional issues. With his finger on the pulse of D.C.’s financial trends and their impact on business, his research was featured most recently in the Baltimore Sun and Capital Business.