The combined knowledge base of UConn's business professors
is staggering, and their research and consulting bring today's
issues into the classroom.
Distinguished faculty from the Finance and Accounting Departments at the UConn School of Business will teach the majority of the courses in the curriculum. Faculty from other schools/departments will also bring added knowledge to courses is their specialty areas.
Several courses will also include special modules, seminars and lectures by prominent practitioners engaged in the Risk Management area.
Please also see our list of Adjunct Faculty.
Dr. Walter Dolde is a Finance Professor at the University of Connecticut Stamford campus and also holds a faculty positions at Carnegie-Mellon University, Columbia University, Yale University, and Potsdam (Germany). His actuarial and Wall Street experience includes: VP Lehman Brothers, VP Citibank Investment Bank, VP and Executive Committee Townsend-Greenspan. His areas of expertise include: Valuation, economic damages, private equity, OTC derivatives, corporate hedging, real estate prices, life cycle earnings. Dr. Dolde received an AB summa cum laude et cum honoribus from Brown University and his PhD from Yale University.
Chinmoy Ghosh is a Professor and Head of the Finance department at the UConn School of Business. He holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, and a PhD in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. Ghosh has more than twenty years of teaching experience in the School of Business and has taught Corporate Finance, Investments, Portfolio Management, and Derivatives at the MBA and EMBA levels. He is also active in the school's Executive Education program. He has won several teaching awards from the MBA and EMBA programs. He has published nearly fifty articles in widely cited academic journals in mainstream finance, real estate, and insurance. As the Director of the Financial Accelerator at UConn Hartford, he has supervised and successfully completed several projects in Risk Management, and Hedge Fund Strategies. He is also the founder Director of the $2m UConn Student Managed Fund.
Dr. John P. Harding has taught financial economics in the Ph.D. program and also taught finance and real estate classes at the undergraduate and MBA levels. He has published numerous papers in leading finance, economics and real estate journals. His research interests include the study of the risk and return tradeoff for mortgages and mortgage-related securities, the workings of housing markets and the valuation of real estate, and the capital structure of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS). Prior to joining the University of Connecticut, Dr. Harding worked in the financial services industry for more than twenty years. Dr. Harding has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of California at Berkeley.
Jung-Min Kim is an Instructor with full-time appointment in the Finance department with the School of Business. He holds an ABD in Finance from Ohio State University and a M.S. in Financial Mathematics from University of Chicago. Prof. Kim has experiences in teaching Derivatives, Investments, and Risk Management at the MBA level, has consulting experiences in a major insurance company for developing a credit risk management model, won the Best Paper Award in the Risk Management and Financial Engineering area from Korea-America Finance Association. He will teach Financial Risk Management I (Equity markets) and Financial Risk Management III (Advanced Topics).
John D. Knopf is currently on the faculty of the Department of Finance at the University of Connecticut. He has previously held positions at New York University Stern School of Business, Pace University, Seton Hall University and the University of Gothenburg. Professor Knopf has published articles in firm risk-taking and hedging in journals including the Journal of Finance, European Financial Management and Journal of Banking and Finance.
Katherine Pancak is Professor in Residence of Finance and Real Estate at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in finance and real estate, including Legal Issues in Financial Risk Management, Financial Management, Personal Finance, and Real Estate Principles. Professor Pancak was the recipient of the 2004 and 1998 School of Business Undergraduate Teaching Awards and the 2001 School of Business Innovation in Teaching Award. In addition, named national Real Estate Educator of the Year by the Real Estate Educators Association in 2008, and received the Stamford Campus Faculty Recognition Award in 2009. Professor Pancak received an undergraduate degree in Economics cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, and a law degree cum laude from Boston College Law School. Prior to joining the University faculty, she was a practicing corporate real estate attorney with the law firm of Robinson & Cole in Connecticut.
Dr. Sarah Rice received her PhD in Accounting and Information Systems from the Ohio State University in 2008. She has developed, and currently teaches, a course on the evaluation of internal controls in the Masters of Accounting program at the University of Connecticut. Her course focuses on the identification and resolution of internal control risks to financial statement reporting, specifically from an audit perspective. Dr. Rice's research spans the disciplines of both operations and accounting. Her research topics of interest include experimental economics, auction theory, financial accounting, and audit.
Richard Watnick is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics at the University of Connecticut. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the Rutgers University. Prof. Watnick's main research area is in computability theory. Prof. Watnick presented at academic conferences including the Calculus Reform Conference at Harvard and the American Mathematical Society Summer Institute in Recursion Theory at Cornell and is experienced in teaching courses that prepare students for business and finance programs. He was the recipient of the 1995 and 1999 UConn Stamford Teacher of the Year Award and 2009 faculty peer recognition award and is also the Stamford Campus Advisor for the UConn Honors Program.