About Our Interim Academic Director Professor of Business Administration Kenneth M. Eades teaches First Year and Second Year finance courses. He also teaches in numerous Executive Education programs. His research focuses on corporate finance and investment issues, including cost of capital, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, and defined benefit pension plans. He has authored more than 50 Darden cases and three textbooks, and has received both research and teaching awards. Eades has served as the faculty representative on Darden's Alumni Board and as a member of Darden's Board of Trustees. Meet the Faculty George Yiorgos Allayannis Allayannis is a specialist in all aspects of risk. His focus is on managing corporate and exchange-rate risk, which deals with the unanticipated change in value between currencies. Richard Evans Evans is a guru of investment decision who explores risk-taking by mutual fund managers, the role of broker intermediation in mutual fund investing and the impact of commission-bundling and other trading costs on portfolio performance. Pedro Matos Matos is an expert on the growing importance of institutional investors in financial markets across the world. He focuses on fund industry development in different markets in addition to the impact of cross-border portfolio investments on asset prices and on the corporate governance of the firms in which they invest. Michael Schill Schill is an authority on price behavior in securities markets. His work explores market anomalies, such as momentum, value effects and deviations from interest rate parity. Francis Warnock Warnock is an expert in international capital flows, international portfolio allocation and financial sector development.