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Hasan Named Acting Dean of Lally

President Jackson has announced the appointment of Iftekhar Hasan as acting dean of the Lally School of Management & Technology. Hasan, the Cary L. Wellington Professor of Finance, is also director of the International Center for Financial Research, co-director of the Ph.D. program, and area coordinator of accounting and finance for the Lally School.

Dean David Gautschi recently decided to accept an appointment at Fordham University, and he has stepped down as dean in order to concentrate on his transition.

“I am grateful that Dr. Hasan has agreed to take on the responsibility of leading the Lally School once again as acting dean, in order to assure a smooth transition through the upcoming search,” said President Jackson in making the announcement. “I know that his faculty colleagues will work closely with him to ensure that we maintain and build on the momentum the Lally School has established.”

Hasan has been a member of the Lally School faculty since 2002, and served as acting dean prior to Dean Gautschi’s appointment. Hasan has held visiting faculty positions at several European and American universities, including the University of Rome, Robert Schuman University at Strasbourg, EPFL at Lausanne, Carlos III at Madrid, National Taiwan University, and the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, the Italian Deposit Insurance Corporation, and a number of other foreign central banks and regulatory authorities.

Hasan’s research focuses on international banking issues, the economics of stock exchanges, privatizations in emerging markets, and new ventures. He has published numerous articles in highly regarded finance, accounting, and economic journals, and he is co-author of several books and edited volumes.

In addition to his research contributions to the field, Hasan plays an active role in several research institutions in the United States and abroad. He is a scientific adviser at the Central Bank of Finland at Helsinki; a research associate at the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies of the NYU Stern School of Business; and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

A core recruitment committee will be appointed to launch a search to fill the position permanently.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 7, April 16, 2010
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