Carnegie Mellon University

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Robert Dammon

Robert M. Dammon

Dean, Tepper School of Business, CMU
Professor of Financial Economics


Robert (Bob) Dammon is the ninth dean of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, a post that he assumed in May 2011 and to which he was reappointed in 2016. A researcher and professor of financial economics, he joined the faculty in 1984 and was appointed to serve as the school’s associate dean for education from 2008 to 2011. Dammon earned his B.S. in economics and business from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (1979) and his MBA (1980) and Ph.D. (1984) in financial economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. 

Dammon’s research studies the impact of taxes on the pricing of financial securities, the financial policies of corporations, and the lifetime savings and investment decisions of individuals. His research has been published in the most prestigious professional journals in finance and economics, including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and the American Economic Review. He has received numerous awards for his research contributions, including the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security in 2004.

Dammon has developed and taught courses in corporate finance, corporate restructuring and business valuation to both MBA students and corporate executives from around the world. He is a three-time recipient of the George Leland Bach Teaching Award for Excellence in the Classroom at the Tepper School of Business, co-recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at the Fuqua School of Business and a two-time recipient of the Four-Star Faculty Award from BusinessWeek.