Office of the Dean

Praveen Kumar

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Professor of Finance
Cullen Distinguished University Chair
Faculty Director, Gutierrez Energy Management Institute

Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar is the Cullen Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Finance, Chairperson of the Department of Finance, and Faculty Director of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Professor Kumar received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his A.B. and M.P.A. from Princeton University.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Financial Policies and Governance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Information and Financial Markets
  • Incentives and Contracting

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Real Options
  • Investments
  • Industrial Organization
  • Contract Theory