William J. Chambers

Associate Professor of the Practice of Administrative Sciences

PhD, MPhil, MA, Columbia University
BA, College of Wooster

Dr. Chambers has over twenty years of experience developing and overseeing credit models, internal credit scoring systems, and default risk assessment processes for Standard & Poor’s. He is an expert in international finance, portfolio management, and the economics of real estate development. Chambers teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in finance, credit analysis, and portfolio management.


  • MET AD 632 – Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 731 – Financial Analysis
  • MET AD 721 – Financial Markets & Institutions
  • MET AD 717 – Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management


The Changing Landscape for Credit Ratings.” Online article in Law360: The Newswire for Business Lawyers (October 2010).

“Effect of the Dodd–Frank Act on Credit Rating Agencies.” Law 360 (October 2010).


“Case Study: Dow Chemical’s Acquisition of Rohm & Haas.” Paper presented at the Eastern Academy of Management 2010 Meeting, Portland, Maine, May 12-15, 2010. Nominated for CASE Best First Time Submission.


“Rating Agencies—Can’t Live With Them, Can We Live Without Them?” Morin Center for Banking & Financial Law’s Workshop on Financial Reform. Boston University, Boston, Mass., 2010.

“Rating Agencies—Can’t Live With Them, Can We Live Without Them?” Workshop on Financial Reform, Boston University, Boston, Mass., November 2010.

“Dow Chemical’s Acquisition of Rohm & Haas.” Eastern Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting, May 2010.

“Economic and Financial Aspects of Securitization.” Webinar, May 2010.

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