Professor Anil K. Makhija is a Senior Associate Dean at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1999. He holds the Dean’s Distinguished Professorship in Finance, and is also the Academic Director of the National Center for the Middle Market at OSU. In the past, he has chaired Fisher College’s Department of Finance, served as an Associate Dean, and has held the David A. Rismiller Professorship in Finance. Professor Makhija’s research and teaching interests are in the field of corporate finance, and focus on issues relating to capital structure, corporate governance, and utilities. In his recent work, he examines how the personal leverage of CEOs is related to corporate leverage, how CEO age affects corporate investment policy, why some CEOs work for a one-dollar salary, and the relation between non-debt tax shields and firm leverage. Recently, he was awarded the Best Paper Award at University of Michigan’s Mitsui Conference for his co-authored work on the relation between CEO personal and corporate leverage.