Rob Schonlau

Associate Professor, Finance and Real Estate Academic Department
Academic Director of the Master of Finance Program, Dean's Distinguished Research Fellow
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Rob Schonlau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate at Colorado State University. Prior to joining CSU, he was an associate professor at Miami University and an assistant professor at BYU. He holds PhD and MSBA degrees from the University of Washington. He enjoys both teaching and research and has taught a variety of corporate finance and investment courses. He enjoys working with students and collaborating on research. 

Rob's research focuses on major corporate decisions, like mergers and acquisitions, and the mechanisms that influence CEO and director incentives around those decisions. These mechanisms include corporate governance practices, compensation contracts, antitakeover provisions, and CEO and director labor markets. His research has been published, or is forthcoming, in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial StudiesManagement Science, the Journal of Financial and Quantitiative Analysis, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Harvard Business Law Review.  His recent research has focused on capital structure, shareholder perks, and the director labor market.