John Becker-Blease

Associate Dean for Graduate Student Development

Office: 541-737-6061

Austin Hall

Austin Hall 326

2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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College of Business
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John Becker-Blease joined the College of Business in the summer of 2009. He teaches courses in corporate finance and financial institutions at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests include examining the drivers of corporate innovation, the value associated with increases in visibility, and gender equality in business. His research has been featured in many local, regional, and national media outlets including Business WeekForbes, The OregonianU.S. News & World Report, NPR, ABC News, MSNBC,the The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. In 2011, he was awarded the Aspen Institute’s prestigious Faculty Pioneer Award as a “Rising Star” for his scholarly and teaching efforts in corporate social responsibility and curriculum reform. 

Beyond OSU

Ph.D. (Finance) University of Oregon, 2002

BS/BS (Finance/Insurance) University of Florida, 1996

BA (History) University of New Hampshire, 1991


Associate Professor of Finance, Oregon State University (2013-Present)

Assistant Professor of Finance, Oregon State University (2009-2013)

Assistant Professor of Finance, Washington State University, Vancouver (2005-2009)

Reginald G. Atkins Professor, University of New Hampshire (2004-2005)

Assistant Professor of Finance, University of New Hampshire (2001-2005)

Honors and Awards: 

Oregon State University Teaching Excellence Award (2013)

College of Business Simmons Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2013)

Newcomb Fellow (2012).

Best Paper Award, European Foundation for Management Development (2012).

Faculty Pioneer Award, Rising Star, Aspen Institute (2011).

Newcomb Associate Award, 2010 (Oregon State University)

John Jack Best Paper Award, USASBE Conference (2008).

MBA Society Professor of the Year, 2008 (Washington State University)

Student Business Organization Outstanding Faculty Award, 2007 (Washington State University)

Dean's Excellence Award in Research, Service, & Teaching, 2007 (Washington State University)

Whittemore School of Business & Economics Outstanding Faculty Award, 2004 (University of New Hampshire)

Reginald G. Atkins Professor of Finance, 2004-2005.

International Private Enterprise Center Research Grant Recipient, 2004.

My Publications

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