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September 13, 2021


Four New Faculty Members Bring Strong Professional and Academic Experience

Why it matters: Latest additions to faculty represent a wide range of backgrounds in areas including asset management, fintech, military command, and machine learning.

Article Highlights

  • All four new members have been appointed to the practice track.
  • Dean praises their expertise in both practical and theoretic aspects of business.
  • Their areas of focus include finance, management, and business analytics.

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is pleased to announce the addition of four full-time faculty members at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

Appointed to the practice track, the new faculty members represent a wide range of professional and academic experience in areas including investing, asset management, fintech, leadership, military command, and machine learning.

“We’re delighted that Carey Business School students will have the opportunity to benefit from the broad backgrounds of these four new members of our faculty,” said Alex Triantis, Carey’s dean. “Their experience in the private and public sectors, as well as in academia, will prove extremely helpful in showing our students both the practical and the theoretic aspects of business.”

In alphabetical order, the new appointees are:

  • Frank Fabozzi (professor of practice in finance, PhD in economics from City University of New York) has authored numerous books on finance and edited two popular industry reference books, The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities and The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities. He has served on several fund boards and worked as an advisor to asset management firms, investment banks, and government entities. He is also editor-in-chief of The Journal of Portfolio Management
  • Sudip Gupta (associate professor of practice in finance, PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison) has consulted with various multinational financial corporations and government committees, and has served as a consulting expert for numerous antitrust and financial litigations. As an instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, he has guided courses on corporate finance, econometrics, fintech, investments, and machine learning.
  • David Smith (associate professor of practice in management and organization, PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park) has focused on gender, work, and family issues including allyship, inclusive leadership, inclusive mentoring/sponsoring/advocacy, bias in performance evaluations, retention/advancement of women in professions, and dual-career families. Before entering academia, he served as a military squadron commander and flew more than 3,000 hours over 30 years, including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
  • Graeme Warren (assistant professor of practice in operations management and business analytics, PhD in industrial engineering from Purdue University) has extensive experience as an instructor in schools of engineering, covering topics such as applied probability, statistics, reliability theory, discrete optimization, heuristic optimization, and engineering economics; as well as in business schools, leading courses on statistics, optimization, machine learning, corporate finance, operations management, project management, supply chain management, and business analytics practicums.
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Additionally, the Carey Business School announced:

  • Beth Blauer has joined the faculty as an associate professor of practice in management and organization. Blauer serves as executive director of both the Centers for Civic Impact and the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University. Her duties at Carey will mainly comprise engaging in guest lectures, teaching in the school’s Executive Education program, and speaking occasionally at school events.
  • Sebahattin Demirkan is a visiting associate professor of accounting for the 2021-22 academic year. He earned his PhD in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Christina DePasquale joined the full-time faculty in May 2021 as an associate professor of practice in economics. She earned her doctorate in business economics from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include health economics, industrial organization, antitrust policy, and labor economics—particularly at the intersection of firm decisions and labor market consequences. She has taught courses on the firm and macroeconomy, economics for decision making, business law, and health innovation, and is currently coauthoring the second edition of the textbook "Sports Economics."

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