John A. Haslem, Professor Emeritus of Finance, served as the founding academic
affairs dean and founding chair of the finance department. He received the Panhellenic
Association's "Outstanding Teacher Award" for his mutual funds course, the first
in the curriculum of a school of business
Haslem studied at Duke University, Harvard University, and the University of
North Carolina, and he also taught at the University of North Carolina and on the
faculty of the University of Wisconsin.
His research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Business,
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Money, Credit and
Banking, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Accountancy, Financial
Analysts Journal, and Transportation Research (Part A), among others.
Haslem served as personal financial consultant to the Director of Supersonic
Transport of the U.S. Department of Transportation, consultant and expert witness
to two divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice (including the Supreme Court
case, U.S. v. State of Louisiana), and financial consultant to the Goddard Space
Flight Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
His fifth book,
Risk and Performance Analysis for Decision Making (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing,
2003) has been acclaimed. Chaired Professor Charles P. Jones of North Carolina State
University calls the book "definitive, "and Vanguard founder John C. Bogle considers
it "a marvelous compendium," among others.
The latest book (invited editor and author) is
Mutual Funds: Portfolio Structures, Analysis, Management, and Stewardship (Hoboken,
NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2010), has been called "probably the most complete mutual
fund book yet written" and features leading authorities.
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Haslem's mutual funds research focuses on financial, regulatory, and policy issues.
Topics include normative transparency of disclosure, normative transparency of information,
fund total cost construct, stewardship funds, and the relationship of expense dispersion
to the performance and characteristics of retail and institutional actively managed
and index equity funds. Fund research appears in over 70 journal articles and working
papers, including Journal of Investing, Institutional Investor investment guides,
Journal of Indexes, Financial Services Review, and Journal of Index Investing.
Haslem serves as founding editorial board member of the Global Business and Finance
Review, Investment Management and Financial Innovation, and Journal of Index Investing.
He served on the Academic Advisory Board of the Index Business Association, and
on the Board of Judges of The William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards presented
at the annual Super Bowl of Indexing. He has also served as a Super Bowl conference
Haslem is a member of the Washington, DC Cosmos Club, Beta Gamma Sigma (hon.),
Delta Sigma Pi (prof.), Alpha Kappa Psi (prof.), Alpha Tau Omega, and National Association
of Eagle Scouts. In 2012, he was invited guest of Vanguard founder John C. Bogle
at "The John C. Bogle Legacy Forum" at the Museum of Finance on Wall Street.
Since 2007, Haslem has written over 100 bi-monthly columns, "The
30 Seconds Outlook," to the Smith School Web site.
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