Naveen Khanna is the A.J. Pasant Endowed Chair Professor in Finance and Chairperson of the Finance Department. He came to the Broad School in 1994 after being a faculty member at the University of Michigan. In 1997, he visited the Kellogg School at Northwestern University from where he had earned his Ph.D. In 2007 and again in 2008 he visited Duke University.
In 2000, he was recognized by Business Week as the "favorite faculty member", and his course, Corporate Financial Strategies, as the "most favorite course". In 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010, he has been honored as an "Outstanding Professor" by Broad MBA students. In 2016 he was recognized by Poets and Quants as as the Favorite MBA Professor.
He is actively publishing in top Finance and Economics Journals including the Journal of Economic Theory, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics, and is frequently invited to present his research at top universities around the country. His expertize includes Mergers and Acquisitions, Insider Trading, Information Cascades, Incentive Contracts, Product Market Competition, Board of Directors, Short Selling, Feedback Effect of Stock Prices, Posturing by VCs, and Crowding out Skill.