Faculty & Staff
Faculty Director of the Parker Center
Professor of Accounting
Professor Bhojraj's research interests are in the areas of behavioral finance, discretionary disclosure of information by firms, and corporate governance mechanisms. His teaching interests encompass applied portfolio management and financial analysis. Professor Bhojraj received the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence and the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship, both in 2001, and the Executive MBA Globe Award for Teaching Excellence in 2003. In addition, he received outstanding faculty recognition in the 2003 edition of BusinessWeek's Guide to The Best Business Schools. Professor Bhojraj is certified as a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant.
Breazzano Family Executive Director of the Parker Center
Lakshmi Bhojraj joined the Parker Center in June 2003. In her role as Executive Director, she has oversight of the $9 million Cayuga MBA Fund, is responsible for developing and maintaining corporate relationships for the Parker Center, advises students with an interest in asset management careers, and runs several signature events for the Center and Johnson, including the MBA Stock Pitch Challenge, the Women in Investing (WIN) Conference, which she founded in 2010, and the Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge, which she initiated in 2011. Prior to assuming her current role, she was an equity analyst at Salomon Smith Barney, now Citi, where she covered the Life Sciences industry. Before obtaining her MBA, Lakshmi was an associate equity analyst at Deutsche Bank where she covered the medical devices industry. Lakshmi is a graduate of Johnson and also obtained her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Colleen joined the Parker Center in 2004, after six years in other areas of Johnson. Previously, she worked with the school's Entrepreneurship faculty and BR Ventures (the student-managed venture capital fund) and as the school's graduate field assistant for doctoral candidates. She came to Johnson with prior experience in the Cornell University Controller's office and in the Human Resources department of a private firm in Ithaca.
The Parker Center for Investment Research
Johnson Graduate School of Management
142 Sage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-7313
Fax: (607) 255-5057