Prof. dr. Jenke ter Horst is the Dean & Director of TIAS School for Business & Society. He is responsible for providing leadership to management in defining the strategic course, the daily activities and the performance of TIAS.
Jenke is a professor of Finance. In the past, his research has focused primarily on portfolio management and he has published on Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund performance. In recent years, he has largely focused his research activities on socially responsible investing.
In 1993, Jenke finished his undergraduate study in econometrics at University of Groningen. After a break of one year due to military service, he continued his educational career by obtaining a PhD at Tilburg University in 1998. He became lecturer at the department of finance at Tilburg University, and was highly involved in many applied research projects. He taught various courses at different levels, such as Finance 1 for undergraduate programs, Option Theory, and Applied Finance and Investment Management at master level. At TIAS, Jenke was mainly involved in the master of Finance, where he taught modules in investments, and behavioral finance. In 2002, Jenke visited the Robert H. Smith Business School in Maryland for a research sabbatical. In 2004, Jenke became Associate Professor and a member of the departmental management team. He was a member of the university council for a period of almost three years. In 2009, Jenke was appointed as full professor of Finance, and a few months later, he became Vice-Dean of Education at Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). In this position, he was responsible for developing and introducing a new didactical concept (Research Based Learning) in all programs offered at TiSEM. In 2013, he left TiSEM for a position as Vice-Dean at TIAS School for Business and Society. July 1st 2019 Jenke became dean and director of TIAS.