Elif Sisli Ciamarra is a professor of business administration and serves as the finance department chair in the Leo J. Meehan School of Business at Stonehill College. She joined the College in 2017. She is also an adjunct associate professor of finance in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She also serves in the academic team of Our Generation Speaks (OGS), a fellowship program and incubator to create high-impact ventures. Her scholarly interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship and financial technology and her research has been published in leading academic journals including Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Stability and Journal of Financial Research. Dr. Sisli Ciamarra received her BS from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey), MBA from International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan), and PhD from Stern School of Business at New York University. 


  • B.A., Business Administration, Bogazici University, Istanbul/Turkey
  • B.A., Economics, Bogazici University, Istanbul/Turkey
  • M.B.A., International University of Japan, Niigata/Japan
  • Ph.D., Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York


  • (2012) Outstanding Corporate Finance Paper Award, Eastern Finance Association
  • (2006 - 2007) Ford Foundation/Aspen Institute Global Scholar Network Fellowship
  • (2006) Stern Award for Ph.D. Teaching Excellence
  • (2005 - 2006) Willensky Fellowship, Stern School of Business
  • (1997 - 1999) Monbusho Scholar, Ministry of Education, Japan

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Financial Technology

Areas of Expertise


Professor of Business Administration, Finance Department Chair