Dr. Kathleen Farrell earned her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Georgia and her BBA in accounting and finance from Kent State University. Prior to earning her PhD, Farrell was an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick in Baltimore and Atlanta. Since coming to CBA in 1993, she has focused her teaching on corporate finance and banking at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary research interests are in executive compensation, executive turnover and succession, and other corporate governance issues.
Farrell’s publications have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Business, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, National Tax Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and other journals. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nelnet, Inc., a NYSE company headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Assurity, Inc., a mutual insurance company headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.