The Kogod School of Business Finance and Real Estate Department has a distinguished faculty comprised of some leading researchers in the field.
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.
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.
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 Tr… More
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
Valentina Bruno holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the London School of Economics. Her research interests include macro-finance, global liquidity, corporate governance, and banking. Prior to joining KSB, Prof. Bruno worked at the World Bank in the Financi… More
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
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. He currently teaches Financial Modeling, Real Estate Financ… More
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
Jerry Martin is an Associate 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 … More
Professor Riddick's recent research investigates the impact of TBTF international financial regulation on large international insurance firms. Additional research interests include international portfolio choice, with a focus on the home asset bias p… More
Professor Robe teaches derivatives and international finance at KSB. His teaching has received multiple accolades, most recently with KSB teaching awards in 2015 and 2016. Students voted him Kogod Graduate Professor of the Year 2012 and he was nomina… More
Dr. Timothy J. Timura, CFA, joined the American University Kogod faculty after 30 years as a professional institutional investment manager. Timothy has held senior investment management positions with Federated Investors, Principal Financial, Newbol… More
Catalin Stefanescu is an Executive in Residence at the Kogod School of Business at American University. He joined the Finance and Real Estate Department in January 2016. Prior to coming to American University, he was a Lecturer in Business Economics … More
Jason Howell is President of Jason Howell Company, a family office style wealth management firm for first generation professionals.
A first generation American himself, he has a natural affinity for those who have grown up within immigrant familie… More
Dr. Tara Rich teaches finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in corporate finance and financial management. Her research interests include corporate finance, corporate governan… More