A top ranking student throughout her academics, Dr. Dhanya Alex has 11 years of post graduate teaching experience. Before joining FISAT Business School, she worked as Assistant Professor in Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi and Christ University (erstwhile Christ College) Bangalore. She has been awarded PhD by the Cochin University of Science and Technology for her doctoral thesis titled “Corporate Risk Disclosures and Its Impact on Cost of Equity”. She has post graduate degrees in Commerce and Business Administration. She has presented research papers in various national and international conferences including those of IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Kozhikode. Further she has published several articles in refereed national journals and international journals. She has been a Visiting International Scholar at Western Michigan University, USA and Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, USA. Areas of interest include corporate disclosures, firm valuation, security analysis and portfolio management and corporate finance.