Lawrence M. Benveniste, PhD, is former dean of Emory University's Goizueta Business School. He also holds the academic position of the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance.

Prior to his current role, Benveniste served as Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He rose to the rank of dean from his faculty position as the U.S. Bancorp Professor of Finance. He also served on the faculties of Boston College, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester.

Benveniste worked as a staff economist for the Board of Governors to the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., where he helped to develop several significant regulatory initiatives, including risk-based capital, which monitors the equity value of commercial banks to protect the deposit insurance system.

He is currently on the Board of Directors of Alliance Data Systems and Rimage Corporation.


  • PhD
    University of California, Berkeley
  • BS
    University of California, Irivine

In the News

  • February 12, 2013
    "It was a March day in 2009 when several members of the senior leadership team at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business walked into the dean’s office for an urgent meeting. Dean Larry Benveniste knew the news was bad. 'I could see the look on their faces,' he recalls. 'They had something to tell me I knew I wasn’t going to like...'"