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Ralph Walkling, PhD

Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability, Director of the Center for Corporate Governance

LeBow College of Business

Contact:

ralph.a.walkling@drexel.edu

215.895.1468

Walkling is internationally known for his research involving corporate governance and corporate acquisitions. He has been listed in the top one percent of more than 12,000 finance authors in terms of academic citations to their work. He is a regular consultant to industry 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.

Walkling has received numerous awards for best papers in corporate finance and excellence in graduate teaching. In 2008 the Eastern Finance Association awarded him its scholar of the year award.

More information about Walkling

For media inquiries, contact Niki Gianakaris at ngianakaris@drexel.edu, 215.895.6741 (office) or 215.778.7752 (cell)

In the News

  • Sneaky CEO? Leader Indiscretions Can Hurt the Bottom Line

    Ralph Walkling, PhD, Christopher and Mary Stratakis Professor in Corporate Governance and Accountability, was noted in a Feb. 20 Business News Daily story as a co-author of a study on the impact of leader indiscretions on their employer's bottom line.

  • Donald Trump Made $39 Million Running Failed Casino Company

    David Becher, PhD, associate professor in the LeBow College of Business, and Ralph Walkling, PhD, Christopher and Mary Stratakis professor in the LeBow College of Business and founder of its Center for Corporate Governance, were quoted in an Aug. 15 CNN Money article about Donald Trump’s failed casino company. The story was picked up by numerous media outlets.

  • 21st Century Fox Anticipates Settlements in Roger Ailes Harassment Probe

    Ralph Walkling, PhD, Christopher and Mary Stratakis professor in the LeBow College of Business and founder of its Center for Corporate Governance, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story on Aug. 11 about settlements in the lawsuit against former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The story was also picked up by the Down Jones Business Newswire.

  • The Price of a Boss’s Bad Behavior: $226 Million

    Research by Ralph Walkling, a professor in the LeBow College of Business and executive director of the Center for Corporate Governance, on the impact of executive indiscretions was noted in the Wall Street Journal on May 21.

  • Sex, lies, and CEOs: The hefty price of executive indiscretions

    Ralph Walkling, PhD, Christopher and Mary Stratakis professor and executive director of the Center of Corporate Governance in the LeBow College of Business, was mentioned in an April 14 Fortune article about a study he was involved with analyzing the impact of CEOs’ behavior on a company’s performance.

  • Shareholder adviser ISS tightens screws on directors

    Dr. Ralph Walkling, a professor in the LeBow College of Business and executive director of the Center for Corporate Governance, was quoted in a Reuters article about shareholder adviser ISS putting more restraints on directors. The story was picked up by a number of outlets including The Chicago Tribune, FoxBusiness.com and Yahoo! Finance.

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