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Pamela Peterson Drake 

J. Gray Ferguson Professor of Finance and Department Head 

Office: 335 Zane Showker Hall
Phone: 540-568-6530
Fax: 540-568-3017
Email: drakepp@jmu.edu
Mailing address: JMU, College of Business, MSC 203, Harrisonburg, Va. 22807

Chartered Financial Analyst, 1992
Ph.D., Finance, University of North Carolina, 1981
B.S., Accountancy, Miami University, 1975

Professional Interests:
Valuation, Financial Analysis

Current Courses Taught
FIN 250: Introduction to Quantitative Finance
FIN 302: Spreadsheets in Finance
FIN 360: Analytical Methods in Finance
FIN 378: Fixed Income Analysis
FIN 362: Financial Analysis
FIN 488: Advanced Financial Policy

Key Publications:

Faith R. Neale and Pamela Peterson Drake (forthcoming 2011). "Financial Guarantee Insurance and the Failures in Risk Management," Journal of Insurance Regulation.

Elias Semaan and Pamela P. Drake (forthcoming (2011), "Deregulation and Risk," Financial Management.

Pamela P. Drake and Frank J. Fabozzi (2010). Basics of Finance. John Wiley & Sons  [978-0-470-60971-2].

Faith R. Neale, Pamela Peterson Drake and Steven P. Clark (2010), "Diversification in the Financial Services Industry: The Effect of the Financial Modernization Act," The B. E. Journal of Economics Analysis and Policy, Berkeley Electronic Press, Vol. 10, Issue 1.

Pamela P. Drake and Frank J. Fabozzi (2009). Foundations and Applications of the Time Value of Money. John Wiley & Sons (September) [978-0-470-40736-3].

Frank J. Fabozzi and Pamela Peterson Drake (2009). Finance: Capital Markets, Financial Management, and Investment Management.  John Wiley & Sons (May) [ISBN: 978-0-470-40735-6].

Faith R. Neale, Kevin Eastman, and Pamela Peterson Drake (2009). "The Dynamics of Medical Malpractice Insurance: Evidence from 1993 to 2003,"Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 76, No. 1 (March), pp. 221-227.

Frank J. Fabozzi, Pamela Peterson Drake and Ralph S. Polimeni (2007).  The Complete CFO Handbook: From Accounting to Accountability, John Wiley & Sons (November) [ISBN-10: 978-0-470-09926-1].

Faith R. Neale and Pamela Peterson Drake (2005). "The Effect of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act on the Insurance Industry," with Faith Neale, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 57, Issue 4, (July/August), pp. 317-338.

Positions Held:
Advisory Board, BB&T
Adviser, JMU's CFA Investment Research Challenge team, 2009-2011
Leadership Council, College of Business, 2007-present
Program committee, Financial Management Association, 2008-2010
Council of Examiners, CFA Institute, 2009