Doina Chichernea, PhD


Associate Professor

Doina Chichernea joined the University of Denver’s Reiman School of Finance in fall 2017 after teaching at the University of Toledo in Ohio for nine years.

Chichernea’s research interests are in empirical asset pricing, with a special focus on the connection between idiosyncratic (firm-specific) risk and returns. She studies risk-based explanations for asset pricing anomalies. Her work is published in reputable journals including the Journal of Accounting and EconomicsFinancial ManagementEuropean Financial ManagementJournal of Financial MarketsJournal of Financial Research, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and the Journal of Real Estate Research.

Chichernea has taught various classes, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, including Investments, Corporate Finance and Financial Modeling. She also participated in several international joint degree MBA programs offered at the University of Toledo, teaching on-site at the PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, and offering live online classes to students in Cairo, Egypt.

Chichernea was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, and earned her MBA in Finance from the University of Toledo and her PhD in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. When not teaching or working on research, she loves traveling, reading and spending time with her family.