Mukund S. Kulkarni, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor of Finance, School of Business Administration

Mukund S. Kulkarni was the chancellor of Penn State Harrisburg from 2010 until 2018. He joined Penn State Harrisburg in 1985 as a faculty member in the School of Business Administration. He received his education in India and the United States and has earned M.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

Dr. Kulkarni held several administrative positions at Penn State Harrisburg. Prior to becoming chancellor, he was senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2006-2010. He had served as director of the School of Business Administration from 1996-2006.

During Dr. Kulkarni's tenure, Penn State Harrisburg experienced substantial growth in student population. In support of enrollment growth, he oversaw the successful introduction of new degree programs, expanded teaching and learning support to faculty, and developed and executed plans to upgrade instructional technology and improvements to classroom facilities. Also under his leadership, campus-wide outcomes assessment efforts expanded throughout all academic units as well as across co-curricular programs.

Dr. Kulkarni holds the rank of emeritus professor of finance. He is published widely in various academic journals and other publications and has presented his research at scholarly conferences. He has delivered lectures and provided consultations to other business schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, and he has valuable corporate experience in the commercial banking industry.

Continuing Education Interests

Computer-based financial management and financial analysis, financial management for nonfinance managers.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Finance Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • Eastern Finance Association
  • Southern Finance Association
Research Interests

Corporate finance

Capital budgeting

Banking operations


B.A.; M.A.; M.B.A.; Ph.D. (Kentucky)