Devrim Yaman

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Devrim Yaman
Chair and Robert J. Bobb Professorship in Finance and Commercial Law
Office: 
(269) 387-5722
Location: 
3296 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5420
Mailing address: 
Finance and Commercial Law
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5420 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Teaching interests: 
  • Corporate finance
  • Computer applications in finance
  • Investments
  • Entrepreneurial finance
Research interests: 
  • Debt and equity issues
  • Earnings warnings
  • Corporate takeovers
Bio: 


Dr. Devrim Yaman is chair of Western Michigan University's Department of Finance and Commercial Law and holds the Robert J. Bobb Professorship in Finance and Commercial Law. She received her Ph.D. in financial economics from University of New Orleans and her M.S. in international trade and finance from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She has published more than 35 articles and proceedings on a variety of topics including security issues, earnings warnings, stock splits, corporate takeovers and student learning assessment. Her research has been published in reputable journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance and Financial Review. Many of her articles received outstanding research awards. Her work has been featured in the CFO Magazine, CFA Digest, and FinanceProfessor.com. Yaman has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences and serves on the editorial board of four academic journals. She periodically reviews journal articles and books.

Yaman has supervised many graduate and undergraduate independent studies, internships, and served on honors thesis committees. She teaches corporate finance, computer applications in finance, investments and entrepreneurial finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has created and taught courses in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats.

Yaman received research and assessment grants and was a WMU Assessment Fellow. She has chaired and served in various committees at WMU. She has served on the board of the CFA West Michigan Society and is a member of the Economic Development Corporation, Tax Increment Finance Authority and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority of Portage, MI. Yaman is a CFA Charterholder and has worked as a financial analyst.