By: Lindsay MacIntosh
Maureen Ohara

Professional Expertise

In 1979, Maureen O’Hara joined the faculty. She became the first tenured female faculty member and served as the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance. A leader in market microstructure, she authored the classic, Market Microstructure Theory (1995). In 2002, O’Hara became the first woman to lead the American Finance Association and has since served as president of the Financial Management Association, the International Atlantic Economic Society, and the Society for Financial Studies.