Mia L. Rivolta is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Finance Division. Prior to coming to Babson College, Dr. Rivolta received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and a M.S. in Finance from Sam Houston State University. She has taught Financial Management and Integrated Process Management at the University of Tennessee, and will be teaching undergraduate Investment classes at Babson College. Dr. Rivolta’s research expertise lies in CEO succession planning and Corporate Governance. Specifically, she examines whether succession planning matters and the roles boards play in the succession planning process. Dr. Rivolta has presented her research at major Finance conferences. Her other areas of research interests include CEO compensation, Corporate Finance and Financial Intermediaries.