Two new distinguished faculty have joined the College of Business this fall as endowed chairs.
Tony Ciochetti has been named the Elmo James Burke Jr. Chair in Real Estate Finance and Development. Ciochetti previously served as the Thomas G. Eastman Chair and chairman of the Center for Real Estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His areas of expertise include commercial mortgage credit risk and the role of real estate within pension plan portfolios.
Ciochetti’s work has appeared in leading scholarly journals, and he regularly consults on behalf of investment banks, institutional clients and development companies.
He holds a doctorate and a master’s in real estate and urban land economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Oregon.
K.K. Raman is the inaugural holder of the Glenn L. and Sally P. Ramsdell Memorial Chair in Accounting. Raman previously was the O.J. Curry Professor at the University of North Texas.
His research and teaching interests are in the areas of financial reporting, auditing and the pricing of information risk in global capital markets.
Raman is widely published and has more than 30 articles in leading academic and professional journals.
He has a doctorate in accounting from Indiana University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Calcutta.
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