Director, Business and Leadership
Alva Butcher’s scholarship focuses on the area of capital acquisition. In particular she has studied alternative means of capital acquisition by firms, especially those too small to be considered for a public offering by investment banks. She specializes in corporate finance and specifically in executive compensation, share repurchase, and Internet stock offerings. Her research also includes the examination of corporate restructuring, capital acquisition, red chip stocks in Hong Kong, strategic management in higher education, and contemporary genetics and business. She completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Manchester in England in mathematics and earned a doctor of philosophy in finance. Among other work, she published "Theo Chocolate: Doing Well by Doing Good" (with Paula Wilson), in the 2014 Journal of Case Studies. Butcher teaches courses on financial management, as well as advanced courses in international finance and corporate finance.
B.S., Seattle University, 1964; M.A., Columbia University, 1966; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Washington, 1983, 1992