CSWEP Board: Rohan Williamson


Rohan Williamson is Vice Provost for Education, Professor of Finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and Research Associate at NBER. Most recently, he served as the Interim Dean at the McDonough School of Business.

Rohan received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Ohio State University, his M.B.A. from Clark- Atlanta University and his B.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

He is member of the Board of Directors of the Western Finance Association and Chair of the American Finance Association’s (AFA) Committee on Racial Diversity (CORD). He has served as the Financial Management Association International (FMA), Vice-President for Global Programs, Program Chair, FMA-Asia and is a mentor in the FMA Diversity Emerging Scholar’s Initiative (DESI).

Rohan specializes in risk management, international finance, corporate governance, corporate investment decisions, and corporate liquidity. His research has appeared in top academic journals as well as practitioner-oriented publications. He was the recipient of the 1999 Michael Jensen Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations and the 2003 William Sharpe Best Paper Award in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

He has received the Georgetown University Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, the McDonough School of Business Research Award, and has been a Dean’s Research Fellow since 2003. Active in his community, Williamson is the founder and former chairman of the board of UNITY Youth Development, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that has impacted the lives of more than 2,000 youth through scholastic, cultural, and recreational activities in Silver Spring, Maryland, and surrounding communities. Professor Williamson is Chairman of the Board of Directors of TIAA Bank, FSB where he also serves on the Executive, Risk, Trust, and Nominating and Governance Committees. He is also on the Board of TIAA FSB Holdings, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Document Systems, Inc.