Lynn Lanz Doran

Title

Teaching Professor of Finance

Department

MSB Faculty
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-2688

Location

540 Hariri Building

Office hours

By appointment

Bio

Professor Doran has been on the faculty at the McDonough School of Business since 1998 and served as Director of its Capital Markets Research Center from 2005-2009. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, she held various teaching positions, most recently at The H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie-Mellon University. Her previous awards include a Dissertation Excellence Award at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Teaching Excellence Award and a Faculty Award for Excellence in Education at Duquesne University.

In 2010, Professor Doran won Georgetown University’s Dorothy Brown Award, having been voted by students as the best professor at Georgetown. In 2012, Professor Doran was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the top undergraduate business professors in the country. She also helped the school earn Bloomberg’s number one ranking for undergraduate finance programs and LinkedIn’s number one ranking for investment banking and number three ranking for finance professionals.

Most recently, in May 2016, Professor Doran was awarded the Joseph F. LeMoine Award for Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Excellence. This is an annual award given by the Dean of the McDonough School of Business to a faculty member to honor excellence in teaching.

Professor Doran currently serves as Associate Director, Student Programs for Georgetown’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy. In this role, she organizes and manages activities for undergraduate and MBA students, including working with students clubs, organizing a speaker series for students, arranging research opportunities, and holding career-related events.

Professor Doran serves as faculty advisor to the Financial Management Association (FMA), the finance organization for undergraduate students at Georgetown University. She has planned trips for students to New York to visit the New York Stock Exchange and various Wall Street firms. The 2015 trip included visits to the New York offices of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and the NYSE. The 2016 trip included visits to JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Nasdaq's headquarters in Times Square. FMA students have also attended information sessions with individual financial firms.

Professor Doran has hosted numerous financial professionals on Georgetown’s campus. The “Careers in Capital Markets” panel discussion and networking reception is held each September. In 2015, the panel included representatives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, BlackRock, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FBR, DeutschBank, FBR, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC, and UBS.

Professor Doran has also planned and hosted the “Women on Wall Street” panel discussion and networking reception which is held each year in January. The 2016 panel included representatives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, BlackRock, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutschebank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Perella Winberg, RBC, and UBS.

Professor Doran has presented and discussed papers at various conferences, including annual meetings of the Financial Management Association. She has also presented her research at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Justice Department, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and numerous professional organizations, including the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association.

Education

  • Ph.D. () University of Pittsburgh,
  • MBA () Duquesne University,
  • M.S. () University of Pittsburgh,
  • B.S. () Duquesne University,