UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jennifer Conrad

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dalton McMichael Distinguished Professor of Finance

McColl 4109
CB #3490
Chapel Hill, NC

 office: (919) 962-3132


Jennifer Conrad is the Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Distinguished Professor of finance and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  

She conducts research in the investments area. Some of her earlier work concentrated on the causes of predictable patterns in returns and trading strategies related to these patterns, such as contrarian investing.  More recently, she is working on the relation between credit default swaps and the equity market, and the determinants and effects of high-frequency trading. 

Dr. Conrad teaches financial management and investments. She has won three teaching awards and the research award at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

She has served on the board of directors of the Financial Management Association, the Western Finance Association and the American Finance Association. She is a past president of the Financial Management Association and the current chair of its board of trustees.  

She received her PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago and her BS from Butler University.