Professor Schenone’s fields of specialization include empirical corporate finance and empirical industrial organization, with a focus on capital structure issues; bank-firm lending relationships; and the effects of corporate bankruptcy on product market competition, quality, and CEO turnover.

Professor Schenone joined McIntire in 2004 after two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. She has authored several articles and working papers, and her solo authored paper published in The Journal of Finance in 2004 was nominated for the 2005 Journal of Finance Brattle Prize and was reprinted in the volume of Financing Entrepreneurship, from The International Library of Entrepreneurship (edited by Philip Auerswald of George Mason University's School of Public Policy and Ant Bozkaya, former research fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.).

Professor Schenone also serves as a referee for several academic journals in finance and economics, including The Journal of FinanceThe Review of Financial Studies; and Journal of Financial Intermediation. In 2013, Professor Schenone was awarded the “Outstanding Referee Award” by Journal of Financial Intermediation.

Professor Schenone's research has been presented in several academic institutions as well as policy institutions such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and New York. She has presented and discussed papers at several finance conferences, including the Western Finance Association Meeting and the American Finance Association Meetings and the Econometric Society Meetings.