February 18, 2008
respected finance professor Benston
George J. Benston, John H. Harland Professor of Finance, Accounting and Economics, died on Feb. 13 at the age of 76. He was in Singapore, with his wife Alice, a professor in Emory’s Theater Studies Department, and other family members.
Benston, who joined Goizeuta Business School in 1987, was an influential member of the finance faculty who played a significant role in the school’s ascent, said Dean Larry Benveniste in an e-mail to the Goizueta community.
“He was a man with high values, and an advocate for academic integrity,” said Benveniste.
Arrangements for a memorial service were still being made as of press time; please check Emory Report online for updates. A tribute to Benston will be published in the Feb. 25 issue of Emory Report.