Dr. Walkling is internationally known for his research involving corporate governance and corporate acquisitions, and for his ability to communicate financial concepts with clarity and in an exciting, effective fashion.

He is an industry consultant and a leading contributor to the top refereed journals in his field, including the Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and The RAND Journal of Economics.

As the founder and past Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Governance at Drexel University, Dr. Walkling regularly interacts with the Center’s advisory board composed of leading area CEOs and executives. He has organized and moderated numerous conferences covering diverse issues such as rules of engagement for CEO and boards in the Sarbanes-Oxley era and corporate governance failures. In addition to his academic research, Dr. Walkling has written a regular column for Directors and Boards Magazine.

Dr. Walkling has received numerous awards for best papers in corporate finance and excellence in graduate teaching. He currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Corporate Finance. He previously served as an associate editor of Financial Management, the Journal of Applied Finance, and the Journal of Empirical Finance. He is a past member of the board of trustees and past President of the Financial Management Association, an international organization of over 7,000 academics and practitioners.


University of Maryland, PhD in Finance and MBA in Business Administration

Towson State University, BS in Business Administration and Music Theory