Faculty Profile

Diane Lander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting

Ph.D. University of Kansas
M.B.A. University of North Texas
B.S. University of California, Davis (Phi Beta Kappa)

Areas of Expertise:

Corporate finance, specializing in models for valuing real assets

Courses I Teach:

  • Capital Budgeting
  • Finance
  • Strategic Valuation

My research focuses on the practical implementation of the real options approach to capital budgeting and managerial decision-making. My most recent publications include: "Real Option Perceptions Among Project Managers" in Risk Management (2011); "Strategic Implications of Valuation: Evidence from Valuing Growth Options" in Advances in Strategic Management (2007); and "The DCF Approach to Capital Budgeting Decision-Making" in Managing Enterprise Risk: What the Electric Industry Experience Implies for Contemporary Business (2006).

Diane Lander, associate professor of business administration and accounting, is co-author of a paper recently accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Risk Management. The paper is titled “Real Option Perceptions Among Project Managers,” and Diane’s co-author is David N. Ford, associate engineering professor at Texas A&M University.

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