Faculty Profile

Will Gerken PhD

Assistant Professor of Finance

William Gerken is an Assistant Professor of Finance. He serves a the principal contact for the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. He has a PhD in Finance from Michigan State University, MS and MBA degrees from Georgia Tech, and BS degrees from West Virginia University. Prior to joining the Gatton College of Business, he was an Assistant Professor at Auburn University.

His research focuses on mutual funds and hedge funds, financial misconduct, and corporate governance. He has published his research in leading finance journals such as: Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Review of Finance. His research has also been featured in the media such as The Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Contact Information

Department: Finance and Quantitative Methods
Phone: (859) 257-2774
Email: WGE224@uky.edu
Office: 335H
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Education

PhD Finance, Michigan State University, 2009
MBA, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
Dual BS, West Virginia University, 2001

Curriculum Vitae

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