Faculty & Research

Susan Chaplinsky

Susan Chaplinsky, Tipton R. Snavely Professor of Business Administration

  • AB, University of Illinois; MBA, PhD, University of Chicago
Office: FOB 137
Phone: +1-434-924-4810
E-mail: ChaplinskyS@darden.virginia.edu

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Susan Chaplinsky is the Tipton R. Snavely Professor of Business Administration.   Her research interests are primarily in corporate finance with specialized interests in capital raising, private equity, capital structure, PIPEs and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). She is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in the leading finance journals, including: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, and Financial Management.

She teaches two electives, "Corporate Financing" and "Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity," in Darden’s MBA program. She is perennially recognized for her outstanding teaching and received the All-University Teaching Award in 2013, and was voted Outstanding Professor in 2007 and Faculty Marshall in 1996. She has authored or coauthored more than 70 pieces of course material.

She currently serves as the faculty representative for Darden’s Board of Trustees and was the Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship from 2008-2011.

Before coming to Darden in 1994, she was a visiting associate professor at Northwestern University, where she was also named the Kellogg Outstanding Professor, and was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She holds her doctorate in business economics from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.


Corporate Finance
Private Equity
Capital Raising
Investment Banking

MBA Courses

Corporate Financing
Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity