Alexander Triantis

Alex Triantis, PhD

Professor and Dean
Academic AreaFinance

Alexander Triantis became the third dean of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2019. Prior to joining Carey, Triantis served as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland from 2013 to 2019, and chair of its Finance Department from 2006 to 2011. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and an assistant and associate professor of finance at the University of Wisconsin. 

An expert in the areas of corporate financial strategy and valuation, Triantis has published articles in numerous prestigious academic journals, served on several journal editorial boards, and has consulted and led training for many multinational corporations.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.Eng., Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  • B.A.Sc., Engineering Science, University of Toronto


Selected publications

  • Gamba, A. and A. J. Triantis, “Corporate Risk Management: Integrating Liquidity, Hedging, and Operating Policies,” Management Science, Vol. 60, No. 1 (January 2014), 246-264.
  • Gamba, A. and A. J. Triantis, “The Value of Financial Flexibility,” Journal of Finance, Vol. 63, No. 5 (October 2008), 2263-2296.
  • Leuz, C., A.J. Triantis, and Y. Wang, “Why Do Firms Go Dark? Causes and Economic Consequences of Voluntary SEC Deregistrations,” Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 45, No. 2 (August 2008), pp. 181-208.

Honors and distinctions 

  • Board Member, AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Board of Directors, 2019 - present
  • Vice-President, Global Services, FMA (Financial Management Association International), 2007-2010
  • Editor, Financial Management, 1999 - 2005
  • Advisory Board Member, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 2002 - present
  • Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management, 2003 - 2013
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 2001 - 2003
  • Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence, 2000 and 2003 (top teaching award at Maryland Smith)
  • Outstanding Faculty in Business Week’s 1992, 1998 and 2000 biannual surveys of top Business Schools