Remembering Craig Holden

Craig Holden, a Kelley School of Business faculty member for three decades, had led the Kelley Finance Department as its chair since 2018 until he died on April 3, 2021, at the age of 65. As a leading scholar and innovator, Holden made seminal contributions to the field of market microstructure, which was his passion, with 22 publications and four Excel modeling textbooks. In addition to his academic and professional accomplishments, Holden’s personal qualities and integrity stand out to his colleagues, especially his generosity in helping others with their research and teaching. The Craig Holden Ph.D. fellowship honors his memory and many contributions to the department. Several Kelley faculty members have already established a seeding amount for fellowship and welcome others, including alumni and his peers, to join them in helping support future aspirants to the profession.

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