Iowa State University finance professor Paul Koch was recently installed as the inaugural holder of the Kent Corp. Chair in Business. Established with a gift from the Kent Corp. Charitable Foundation, the designation recognizes a faculty member in the Ivy College of Business who demonstrates excellence in his or her academic field. Koch’s research and teaching areas include empirical asset pricing, market efficiency, behavioral finance, investments, risk management, international finance, market microstructure and econometrics. He received a Fulbright Research Award in 2000, has numerous publications in premiere academic journals respected around the world, and was previously the O. Maurice Joy Professor of Business at the University of Kansas. Gage Kent, chairman and CEO of Muscatine-based Kent Corp. and a 1983 Iowa State graduate in marketing, was also awarded a donor medallion in recognition of his company’s generosity in establishing the named position. A ceremony recognizing Koch and Kent was held April 5 at ISU President Wendy Wintersteen’s residence, the Knoll.