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Finance and Real Estate Department

About the Finance and Real Estate Department

The Kogod School of Business Finance and Real Estate Department has a distinguished faculty comprised of some leading researchers in the field.

Finance
The Finance program makes use of Kogod's Washington, D.C. location to invite leaders from local corporations, regulatory and government agencies to speak at Kogod. The school's location also provides a wide range of challenging internship, co-op positions, and job opportunities for Kogod students.

Real Estate
The Kogod real estate program offers courses on residential and commercial real estate principles, finance, development, and law. It encourages students to participate in work study projects around the DC metro area. Kogod students have worked on mortgage securities and trading projects for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; on tenant improvements for the Charles E. Smith Companies; and have also been involved with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. The combination of these educational and work opportunities helps prepare Kogod students to serve in leadership positions after graduation.

Research Seminars
Learn more about the Accounting and Finance Research Seminars held at the Kogod School of Business.

Department Chair

Robert Hauswald

Robert Hauswald

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Associate Professor

Robert Hauswald received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 1995 and also holds M.S. degrees in Mathematics (Stanford) and Economics (London School of Economics). Before joining Kogod, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Kelle... [More]

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Finance and Real Estate Faculty

H. Kent Baker

H. Kent Baker

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University Professor

Professor Baker teaches finance and served as Chair of the Department of Finance and Real Estate for 11 years and headed the Finance Center of Excellence for 8 years. Professor. Baker has received many teaching, research, and service awards including... [More]

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Valentina Bruno

Valentina Bruno

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Associate Professor

Valentina Bruno holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the London School of Economics. Her research interests include corporate finance and governance, law and finance, financial intermediation and international finance. Prior to joining KSB, Prof. Bruno work... [More]

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Peter Chinloy

Peter Chinloy

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Professor

Professor Chinloy teaches about residential and commercial real estate, with a focus on innovation in real estate and the ways properties are designed and managed. Chinloy’s interests in the real estate business include pricing, contracts, mortgage m... [More]

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Kimberly Cornaggia

Kimberly Cornaggia

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Associate Professor

Professor Cornaggia’s research interests include financial distress, corporate bankruptcy, capital structure, and credit ratings. She has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analy... [More]

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Anthony Del Mar

Anthony Del Mar

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Executive in Residence

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Jeffrey Harris

Jeffrey Harris

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Professor

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. He recently served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures T... [More]

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Octavian Ionici

Octavian Ionici

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Executive in Residence

Dr. Octavian Ionici is an Executive-in-Residence Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance and Real Estate at Kogod School of Business and the Director of the Financial Services Lab.

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John Katkish

John Katkish

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Executive in Residence

Professor Katkish is Executive in Residence Professor of Finance, and teaches finance and real estate courses. He is the Founder and President of the asset management firm First Management Group Inc., where he is responsible for the direct supervisio... [More]

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Robin Lumsdaine

Robin Lumsdaine

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Professor

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 Banking Supervision and Regulation and Head of the Q... [More]

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Gerald Martin

Gerald Martin

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Professor

Jerry Martin is Professor of Finance at the Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington, D.C. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance and quantitative analysis. His research focuses on securities regulation an... [More]

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James Moser

James Moser

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Executive in Residence

James Moser is an Executive-in-Residence at the Kogod School of Business and is the Faculty Program Director for the Master in Finance (MSF) program. Before joining Kogod, Moser served as the Deputy Chief Economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Co... [More]

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Todd Prono

Todd Prono

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Assistant Professor

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Leigh Riddick

Leigh Riddick

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Associate Professor

Professor Riddick's research interests include the home asset bias puzzle, corporate cash policy and international bankruptcy. Her most recent publications include an article in the Journal of Finance, and an edited book on international finance with... [More]

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Michel Robe

Michel Robe

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Associate Professor

Professor Robe teaches derivatives and international finance at KSB. His teaching has received multiple accolades. He was voted Kogod Graduate Professor of the Year 2012 and nominated as the 2013 Economist Business Professor of the Year 2013. His pap... [More]

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Lawrence Schrenk

Lawrence Schrenk

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Assistant Professor

Professor Schrenk teaches courses on corporate finance, personal finance, personal wealth management, and international finance, including an online versions of several. His research interests are in executive compensation and corporate governance, c... [More]

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Steven Teitelbaum

Steven Teitelbaum

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Adjunct Instructor



Mark Waldman

Mark Waldman

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Executive in Residence

Mark Waldman received a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Florida. He has taught at a variety of schools, including American University, where he has taught Personal Finance for more than 20 years. He has worked for the U.S. Agency for Internat... [More]

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Wenxiong Yao

Wenxiong Yao

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

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Charles York

Charles York

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Adjunct Instructor

Charles York is an Adjunct Instructor at the Kogod School of Business and teaches finance. He has over twenty years of investment and wealth management experience. As the Market Investment Director for U.S. Trust in Washington, D.C., Mr. York works w... [More]

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FSIT Lab

The Financial Services & Technology Lab provides students with real-world experience.

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Financial Management Assoc.

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