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Kogod Endowed Faculty

Endowed faculty positions are universally recognized as a hallmark of academic quality. Holding an endowed position is one of the greatest honors in academia, conveying the individual’s great expertise and sustained record of achievement.

Endowed faculty at the Kogod School of Business are distinguished thought leaders and pacesetters whose high-quality research and instruction are moving the school to new heights. The Kogod School of Business is grateful to the donors recognized below whose vision and generosity endowed the following positions, and to the esteemed faculty who hold these honors and bring distinction to our community of scholars.

Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance

The Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance was established in 2003 by Gary D. Cohn, BSBA ’82.

Jeff Harris Professor KSB | Finance/Real Estate

Dr. Jeffrey H. Harris is currently the Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance at Kogod. Dr. Harris has an extensive background in market microstructure and regulatory issues. Dr. Harris recently

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George and Maureen Collins Chair in Strategy and Consulting

The George and Maureen Collins Chair in Strategy and Consulting was established in 2007 by George Collins, MBA ’70, and Maureen Collins.

Parthiban David Professor KSB | Finance & Personnel Administration

Professor David holds the Collins Chair in Strategy at the Kogod School of Business in American University. He currently serves as Senior Associate Dean. He teaches strategic management. His research

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Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance

The Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Business was established in 1993 by the State of Bahrain with H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Alkhalifa, P ’92.

Robin Lumsdaine Professor KSB | Finance/Real Estate

Robin Lumsdaine joined the Kogod School of Business at American University as the Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance. She was previously an Associate Director in the Division of Ba

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Marvin Fair Faculty Fellow in the Department of International Business

The Marvin Fair Faculty Fellowship was established in 1977 by Josephine Ayre Jackson in honor of Dr. Marvin L. Fair, a former faculty member.

Ayman Omar Associate Professor KSB | Information Technology & Analytics

Professor Omar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology & Analytics and a Research Fellow at the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC). His research interests focus

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Kogod Regional Innovation Chair

The Kogod Regional Innovation Chair was established in 2016 by Robert Kogod, BS ’62, and Arlene Kogod.

Brett Gilbert Assoc Professor KSB - Management

Dr. Gilbert is the inaugural Kogod Regional Innovation Chair and associate professor (with tenure). Her research spans economic geography, internationalization and performance streams of literature. C


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