Kathy Farrell

Dean › College of Business

University of Nebraska-Lincoln • 301 HLH • Lincoln NE, 68588-0420 • 402.472.9500 • kfarrell2@unl.edu

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Kathy Farrell was named College of Business dean in December 2017 after serving as interim dean for nearly one year.

Farrell served as the chair of the college’s Department of Finance from 2014 to 2017. As the college’s associate dean from 2010 to 2014, she oversaw the development and implementation of new programs, including the business minor for non-business students, a hybrid career services model, and the Professional Enhancement program for all undergraduate business students.

Farrell has been a faculty member of the College of Business since 1993. She has earned both the college’s “Distinguished Teaching Award” (twice) and its “Research Award.” Her teaching focus is on corporate finance and banking at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary research interests include executive compensation, executive turnover and succession, and other corporate governance issues.

Farrell has served on two corporate boards. Prior to earning her doctorate in finance from the University of Georgia, Farrell was an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick in Baltimore and Atlanta. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance from Kent State University.

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