BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 31, 2011 – Gregory Kadlec, R.B. Pamplin Professor of Finance in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has also been given the title of Russell V. and Arlene F. Oliver Professor in Investment Management Research by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The Russell V. and Arlene F. Oliver Professorship in Investment Management Research was established in 2001 by the couple to attract and retain eminent scholars and teachers in the Pamplin College of Business. The professorship is awarded to a member of the college faculty, who will hold the title and receive financial support until retirement or departure from the university.
Kadlec has taught undergraduate and graduate level investment courses at Virginia Tech since 1992. In 2000, he was awarded certificates of teaching excellence by the Pamplin College of Business and by the university.
Kadlec is internationally recognized as a leading expert on mutual funds’ trading and expenses. His research is in the area of mutual funds. His research in the area of mutual funds has attracted the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the mutual funds industry. His research findings have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as in government hearings by the SEC and U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Kadlec received his master’s degree in industrial engineering and doctorate degree in finance from Purdue University.
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