John J. McConnell is a Professor of Finance at Purdue University where he is the Burton D. Morgan Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise at the Krannert Graduate School of Management. In addition to Purdue, he has also taught at Ohio State University, the University of Minnesota, and Stanford University. Professor McConnell has taught finance for the past 40 years and published over 100 book chapters and articles in leading peer-reviewed finance, economics and management journals.
John's areas of expertise include capital markets and securities including such matters as stock and bond prices and valuation, corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, mortgage backed securities (MBSs), collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), sub-prime lending, money management practices, and bank lending and investment practices. He has been recognized for his scholarly achievements as the Distinguished Scholar of the Eastern Finance Association (2002) and as a Fellow of the Financial Management Association (2007).
Professor McConnell has served on the Editorial Boards of several prestigious journals, including the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and continues to serve on the editorial boards of several leading journals. Additionally, he has served as a consultant to investment banks, government agencies, and over 50 law firms throughout the U.S. He has also served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, the Harrington Financial Group, Harrington Bank FSB, the American Finance Association, and the Western Finance Association.