Harold Bierman has been a Cornell faculty member since 1956, and formerly taught at Louisiana State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. Professor Bierman has also taught as a visitor at INSEAD,
Leuven and Cambridge. He was a recipient of the annual Dow Jones Award from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business for outstanding contributions to collegiate business education. In 1985 he served
as a scholar-in-residence at the investment banking firm of
Prudential Bache and in 1990 he served as Senior Academic Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. His industrial experience includes consulting with Corning
Corporation, Eastman Kodak, Emerson Electric Co., IBM, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, and Xerox Corp. His primary teaching interest is corporate financial policy. He has written
twenty-six books, including The Capital Budgeting Decision (with Seymour Smidt) and The Great Myths of 1929, and more than a hundred and sixty journal articles.