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Charlene Sullivan

Charlene Sullivan

Professor Emerita of Management


Ph.D., Management, Purdue University, 1978
M.S., Management, Purdue University, 1975
B.S., Home Economics, University of Kentucky, 1971


Professor Sullivan joined the Krannert faculty in 1978. Her main teaching interests are corporate financial management, financial institutions and markets, and financial and managerial accounting.

She was honored in 1993-94 and 1987-88 with the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, and in fall 1993 she received the Most Effective Master's Program Teacher Award, all from within the Krannert School. In 1988-89 she received the Purdue University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is a two-time winner of the Salgo-Noren Award and received a Teaching for Tomorrow Award from Purdue. She has taught in numerous programs offered through the Krannert Executive Education Programs and by the Center for Agri-Business.

Her current research interests are personal bankruptcy, the evolution of cost management systems in manufacturing firms, and capital budgeting processes.

Professor Sullivan serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She also serves on the boards of the Academy of Financial Services, the Midwest Finance Association, Lafayette Family Services, Inc., Home Hospital, Oak Ridge Mutual Fund, and the Lafayette Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Professor Sullivan has authored numerous publications dealing with credit quality, tax reform, deregulation, credit cards, and the structure of consumer credit markets.

  • Market Volatility

    Purdue University Professor of Management, Charlene Sullivan, talks about how the Greek debt crisis and other market events can cause investors to question their investment strategy.

  • Greece: Economic Crisis is Personal

    Purdue Professor of Management, Charlene Sullivan, on the personal impact the Greek debt crisis has on the individual citizens. Far from a political or idealistic feud, Greek citizens are without benefits and income they either earned or were entitled to only months ago.

  • Soft Labor Market Globally

    Purdue University Professor of Management, Charlene Sullivan, talks about the global impact of the soft labor market - a condition that has changed little in three years. Sullivan also describes the fragile nature of the U.S. economy, where any shift could mean economic growth or peril.

  • Housing market represents crisis, opportunity

    A Purdue University economist says the U.S. housing market is bucking conventional wisdom this year.