Bob Bruner is University Professor at the University of Virginia, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, and Dean Emeritus of the Darden Graduate Business School. He has also held visiting appointments at Harvard and Columbia Universities in the United States, and at INSEAD in France, and IESE in Spain. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books on finance, management, and teaching--and has won numerous teaching awards. Currently, he teaches and writes about finance and management.
As a financial economist, Bruner is best known for his research on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and financial panics. His books, Deals from Hell and Applied Mergers and Acquisitions, have helped numerous practitioners and students toward successful transactions. His book published in 2007, The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market’s Perfect Storm, with Sean D. Carr, attracted wide attention for its discussion of the underpinnings of financial crises. He has served on the boards of various for-profit and non-profit organizations. In 2012, Poets & Quants and CNNMoney/Fortune named him “Dean of the Year.”
For more information and copies of his papers and essays, visit his website. A native of Chicago, Bruner received a B.A. from Yale University and the M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Harvard University, respectively.
University of Virginia
1. Original thinker.
2. Won awards for teaching.
3. Seasoned leader.