Rohan Williamson (Parent'14, '18)

Rohan Williamson is professor of finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business in the McDonough School of Business. A member of the McDonough faculty for nearly 20 years, Williamson has played an integral role in the growth and development of the school, serving as a member of the Academic Leadership Council, as area coordinator for finance for two terms over nine years, and as chair of the MBA Curriculum Design Committee and the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Additionally, Williamson has served on numerous university committees, including the McDonough Committee on Rank and Tenure, the Graduate School Dean Search Committee, and on the university-wide Diversity Committee, which published the motivating document for Georgetown’s diversity initiatives. He is also a member of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Internal Advisory Committee.

As a tenured faculty member, Williamson specializes in risk management, corporate governance, corporate investment decisions, and corporate liquidity. His research is widely read and highly influential, as evidenced by his number of citations, ranking 169th of over 300,000 authors listed on the Social Science Research Network.

Active in his community, Williamson is the founder and former chairman of the board of UNITY Youth Development, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that has impacted the lives of more than 1,000 youth through scholastic, cultural, and recreational activities in Silver Spring, Maryland, and surrounding communities. He is also the chairman of the board of Zion Community Enterprise, Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation focusing on the Washington metropolitan area.

Williamson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton, an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He also is the parent of a two Georgetown University graduates.

Williamson will be featured on the panel entitled Creating Wealth, Building Legacies with Kirk Blackman (B’89), Willie D. Tate (B'94), Lillie Nkenchor (L'18), and Ryan Wilson (C’12, L’15)