Joel Litman

Adjunct in Accounting & Finance School of Business

Joel Litman has taught or guest-lectured at Harvard Business School, U Chicago Booth, Wharton, LBS, SAIF Jiao Tong, and others. He conducts seminars regularly for financial and industry conferences around the world such as CFA and CPA chapters. Outside of academia, Professor Litman is the President and CEO of Valens Research, a global corporate performance and investment research and analytics firm. In the role of Chief Investment Strategist, he advises institutional investors in equities, corporate credit, and macroeconomic strategy.

Professor Litman is Chair of the UAFRS Advisory Council which is spearheading usage of Uniform Adjusted Financial Reporting Standards aka Uniform Accounting. He helped build Credit Suisse’s HOLT University and the Center for S.E.V. and MBA Concentration at the Driehaus College of Commerce at DePaul University. Professor Litman received a B.S in Accounting from DePaul University and an MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


  • B.S. - DePaul University
  • MBA - Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University

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