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Department of Finance



ERKAN YÖNDER, PhD Maastricht University; Associate Professor

Professors Emeriti

HARJEET BHABRA, PhD University of Missouri‑Columbia
ABRAHAM BRODT, PhD New York University


NILANJAN BASU, PhD Purdue University; CFA; Professor
ALAN HOCHSTEIN, PhD McGill University; Professor
ARVIND JAIN, PhD University of Michigan; Professor
LAWRENCE KRYZANOWSKI, PhD University of British Columbia; Professor
IMANTS PAEGLIS, PhD Boston University; Professor
STYLIANOS PERRAKIS, PhD University of California, Berkeley; Professor; Provost’s Distinction
DENIS SCHWEIZER, PhD European Business School; Professor
LATHA SHANKER, PhD University of Florida; Professor
LORNE SWITZER, PhD University of Pennsylvania; Professor
THOMAS WALKER, PhD Washington State University; Professor

Associate Professors

SANDRA BETTON, PhD University of British Columbia; CFA; Associate Professor
FREDERICK DAVIS, PhD Queen’s University; Associate Professor
SERGEY ISAENKO, PhD University of Pennsylvania; Associate Professor
KUN HO KIM, PhD The University of Chicago; Associate Professor
RAVI MATETI, PhD University of Connecticut; Associate Professor
DAVID NEWTON, PhD University of British Columbia; CFA; Associate Professor
JULIANE PROELSS, PhD European Business School; Associate Professor
IAN RAKITA, PhD Concordia University; CFA; Associate Professor
RAHUL RAVI, PhD University of Alberta; Associate Professor
SAIF ULLAH, PhD University of Alberta; Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

AHMED EISSA, PhD Concordia; Assistant Professor
SERGEY GELMAN, PhD University of Münster; Assistant Professor
YU-JOU PAI, PhD University of Cincinnati; Assistant Professor
RADOMIR TODOROV, PhD Tilburg University, Netherlands; Assistant Professor
PARIANEN VEEREN, PhD University of Alberta; Assistant Professor

Senior Lecturers

REENA ATANASIADIS, MBA Concordia University; Senior Lecturer
LORETTA HUNG, MScAdmin Concordia University; Senior Lecturer


AMR ADDAS, MBA University of Michigan; Lecturer
MICHEL DESLAURIERS, BComm Concordia University; CPA CA; Lecturer
HAMID REZA ROOHIAN, MBA Sharif University, Iran; Lecturer


Sir George Williams Campus


For the complete list of faculty members, please consult the Department website.

Department Objectives

The Department of Finance is committed to excellence in both research and teaching and has earned a solid reputation as a productive and research oriented academic unit. The Department’s research activities include theoretical, empirical, and applied contributions ─ all aimed at furthering knowledge in the field. Its teaching activities cover a wide range of topics including corporate finance, investment, international finance, personal finance, optimization techniques, portfolio management, options and futures and fluctuations in security prices, exchange rates, and interest rates.

Teaching effectiveness represents the cornerstone of the Department’s teaching objectives. The Department’s curriculum is a dynamic one which keeps up with current trends and innovations in the financial area. Department members have been recognized not only with Faculty Teaching Awards but also internationally by winning the 3M Teaching Fellowship Award.

The Department has developed orientation and training programs with major corporations and financial institutions for its students. Through this type of external involvement, classroom teaching is effectively blended with the complexities of the real world thereby providing students not only with a more meaningful education but also with job opportunities.

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