Sonali Hazarika, PhD, is Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs and an Associate Professor of Finance in the Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance. She has taught finance courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has also taught in the school’s Executive MS and MBA programs. Dr. Hazarika’s diverse research interests encompass corporate governance, earnings management, market microstructure, and mutual funds. Her current work focuses on syndicated bank loans and international mutual fund investing. Her research has been published in leading finance and management journals, including Journal of Financial EconomicsManagement ScienceJournal of Financial and Quantitative AnalysisFinancial Management, and Journal of Portfolio Management, with two of her papers appearing as the lead articles. Hazarika has been awarded several grants for her research and has won faculty recognition awards for research excellence. She was the 2013 recipient of the Zicklin School’s Teaching Excellence Award. Prior to earning her PhD, she worked as a business analyst in the Economic Consulting Division of Tata Consultancy Services in Delhi, India. She holds an MA in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a PhD in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.