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Charlene Sullivan

Charlene Sullivan

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor 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.

Journal Articles

  • Sullivan, A., & Worden, D. (1995). Credit Cards and the Option to Default. Financial Services Review, vol. 4 123-136.
  • Sullivan, A., & Smith, K. (1993). Changes in Cost Management Systems in U.S. Manufacturing. Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, vol. 19 100-105.
  • Sullivan, A., & Smith, K. (1993). Investment Justification for U.S. Factory Automation Projects. Journal of The Midwest Finance Association, vol. 22 24-35.
  • Sullivan, A., & Smith, K. (1993). What Really is Happening to Cost Management Systems in U.S. Manufacturing?. Review of Business Studies, vol. 2 (1), 51-68.
  • Sullivan, A., & Worden, D. (1991). Value Creation in Credit Cards. Journal of Retail Banking, vol. 13 (2), 19-25.
  • Sullivan, A., & Worden, D. (1991). Analyzing Credit Card Bankrupts. Journal of Retail Banking, vol. 13 (4), 33-40.
  • Sullivan, A., & Worden, D. (1990). Rehabilitation or Liquidation: Consumers' Choice in Bankruptcy. Journal of Consumer Affairs, vol. 24 (1), 69-88.
  • Sullivan, A., & Worden, D. (1989). Deregulation, Tax Reform and The Use of Consumer Credit. Journal of Financial Services Research, vol. 3 77-91.

Phone: (765) 49-44382
Office: KRAN 128

Area(s) of Expertise

Bankruptcy, Business Accounting, Corporate Finance, Credit, Federal Reserve Board, Financial Risk Management, Financial Planning, Finance