Anna Danielova
Visiting Associate Professor of Finance


217 Mervis Hall


Dr. Anna Danielova is an award-winning instructor and researcher whose interests lie in the area of empirical corporate finance and corporate governance. Dr. Danielova has researched divestitures and internal capital markets, convertible and exchangeable debt offerings, value effects of movie product placements, and effect of CEOs on corporate value creation. She has taught numerous courses at McMaster and Indiana University, in undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs, including investments, financial management, applied corporate finance, and valuation.

Dr. Danielova’s research has been published in several leading business journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (forthcoming), Financial Management,  Journal of Corporate Finance Financial Review, and Journal of Marketing.  Dr. Danielova’s research has been presented at a number of international conferences, including the Financial Management Association, Northern Finance Association, Southern Finance Association, and AMA Marketing Educators’ Conference.

Dr. Danielova’s research was funded by SSHRC and was profiled in The New York TimesThe Hamilton Spectator, and The Arizona Republic. Dr. Danielova has been frequently featured in International Business Times magazine.

Dr. Danielova has been a member of the Program Committees and a Session Chair for numerous international academic conferences. She has been actively involved in the supervision of students at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Dr. Danielova contributed to the curriculum development of several programs and courses at the DeGroote School of Business, including MBA and Executive MBA.

In addition to her academic role, Dr. Danielova has spent a year on the Board of Directors for Sterlite Gold Ltd., Canada. She also worked as the Deputy-Director of a small enterprise in Yerevan, Armenia, and spent several years in journalism there.


  • Ph.D. Finance, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • MB, Finance, Indiana University
  • MA, Economics, Indiana University
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, American University of Armenia
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Yerevan Polytechnic Institute

Honors and Awards

2018 Nominee, OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award

2017 McMaster University President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning

2017 Nominee, OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award

2016 DeGroote MBA Association Basu Teaching Award

2001-2002 Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University, IN, USA

2001-2002 Panschar Teaching Award Nominee, Indiana University, IN, USA

1998-2002 Indiana University Chancellor Fellowship, Indiana University, IN, USA

1996-1998 Senator Edmund F. Muskie Fellowship, USA