Aswath Damodaran is Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he teaches corporate finance and equity valuation. Damodaran has written two books on equity valuation (Damodaran on Valuation and Investment Valuation), as well as two books on corporate finance (Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice and Applied Corporate Finance: A User's Manual). He also published widely in leading journals of finance, including The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.
Damodaran received the Stern School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award in 1988, 1991, 1992, and 1999. In 1194, he was profiled in Business Week as one of the top 12 U.S. business school professors. Damodaran holds M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to joining NYU, he served as visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkley from 1984 to 1986, where he received the Earl Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award in 1985.