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John Haslem, PhD [ Go to
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 University of
North Carolina, and he also taught at the University of North Carolina and
on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin.
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.
Peter Morici, PhD [
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Morici, professor of international business, is a recognized expert on international economic policy, the World
Trade Organization, and international commercial agreements. Prior to
joining the university, he served as director of the Office of Economics at
the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is the author of 18 books and
monographs and has published widely in leading public policy and business
journals including the Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy.
He has offered public lectures, conferences and institutes at over 100
institutions including the Columbia School of Journalism, Harvard Business
School, Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico, and Oxford University. His views
have been featured on CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, CNBC, NPR, NPB, BBC, Reuters
financial networks, and national broadcast networks around the world.
Clifford Rossi, PhD [ Go to
Clifford Rossi is an Executive-in-Residence and Tyser Teaching Fellow at the
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Prior to entering
academia, Rossi had nearly 25 years’ experience in banking and government,
having held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest
financial services companies.
His most recent position was Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for
Citigroup’s Consumer Lending Group where he was responsible for overseeing the
risk of a $300+B global portfolio of mortgage, home equity, student loans and
auto loans with 700 employees under his direction. While there he was intimately
involved in Citi’s TARP and stress test activities. He also served as Chief
Credit Officer at Washington Mutual (WaMu) and as Managing Director and Chief
Risk Officer at Countrywide Bank.
Previous to these assignments, Rossi held senior risk management positions at
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. He started his career during the thrift crisis at
the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Domestic Finance and later at the Office of Thrift
Supervision working on key policy issues affecting depositories. Rossi was also
an adjunct professor in the Finance Department at the Robert H. Smith School of
Business for eight years and has numerous academic and nonacademic articles on
banking industry topics. Rossi is frequently quoted on financial policy issues
in major newspapers and has appeared on such programs as C-SPAN’s Washington
Journal and CNN’s Situation Room. He is currently writing a book,
Fundamentals of Risk Management for John Wiley & Sons, Inc. His policy
and research interests include GSE reform, housing finance reform , bank capital
issues and implications of Dodd-Frank on banking.