William Breen is Professor Emeritus of Finance. Professor Breen has published more than 40 articles and scholarly papers and co-authored three books on investment strategy, corporate finance, asset pricing, and econometric theory. He has consulted for major financial institutions, pension consulting firms and corporations, and has served as chairman of the Finance Department and head of Doctoral Studies at the Kellogg School of Management. In addition, he served or serves as a director of the LaSalle Trust Company, Barton-Ashmann, X10ion Inc., and the Evanston Community Foundation. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Breen Financial Corporation. He was Chairman and a founding director of Disciplined Investment Advisors, an Evanston, Illinois-based equity management firm that managed more than $2 billion in equities.
Professor Breen received a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Ripon College. He did graduate work at the London School of Economics as a Rotary International Fellow, and received a PhD in Econometrics from Cornell University. He was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Economics at Purdue University, and Associate Professor and Professor of Finance at the Kellogg Graduate School. He retired from Kellogg in 2001.