Kathleen Day

Kathleen Day, MBA, MS

Academic AreaFinance
Academic AreaBusiness Communication
Academic AreaLaw & Ethics

Kathleen Day joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2013. A business author and journalist, she is a full-time lecturer with a specialty in financial crises and how they spread; in corporate governance; and in business communication, particularly during crises. Ms. Day previously taught at Georgetown University's graduate program in real estate, where she created an ethics course based on the series of financial crises in the United States over the last several decades, from the Great Recession through the 1980s banking crisis and the mortgage meltdown of 2007. In addition to financial crises, her interests include the related topics of corporate governance, particularly the history of the corporate form; government regulation and oversight; lobbying and campaign finance; ethics; crisis communication; antitrust; and the application of artificial intelligence, including in finance. She recently helped to co-found an initiative of a nonprofit group and several major corporations to raise the profile in the media and among policy makers of women, especially minority women, who are experts in business, science and technology.


  • MBA, Finance, New York University - Stern School of Business
  • MS, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


Selected publications


  • Day, Kathleen. "Broken Bargain: Banks, Bailouts, and the Struggle to Tame Wall Street," Yale University Press, January 2019
  • Day, Kathleen. “S&L Hell: the people and politics behind the $1 trillion savings-and-loan crisis,” New York: W.W. Norton, 1993



  • Financial Crises and Contagion
  • Business Communication


  • Corporate Governance
  • Ethics in Real Estate and Finance

Honors and distinctions

  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence, 2016
  • Excellence in teaching award, 2008
  • Business reporter, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times

In the media

Please visit KathleenDay.com.