Pam Drake - 2021


Interim Academic Unit Head & Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics;Chandler/Universal Eminent Professor, Finance
Year Started at JMU: 2007
Contact Info

  • PhD, Finance, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • B.S. Accountancy, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Professional Interests
  • Valuation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Data Science
  • Financial Management
Personal Interests
  • Programming
  • Writing
  • Dancing
  • Genealogy
Professional Background
  • Tax Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Co., 1976-1977
  • CFA® Consultant, 2008 - present

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Courses Taught
  • FIN434 Fundamentals of Financial Data Science 
  • FIN360 Analytical Methods in Finance
Positions Held
  • Consultant, CFA® Institute
  • J. Gray Ferguson Professor and Department Head, 2007-2015
  • Associate Dean and Professor, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, 2004-2007
  • Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, Florida State University, 1981-2004
  • Tax Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1976-1977

CFA® is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.

Awards and Recognitions
  • College of Business Service Award, 2015
  • Distinguished speaker, Morgan State University, 2009
  • Member, Local Advisory Board, Truist
  • Board member, USA Dance Shenandoah Valley
  • CFA® Institute

CFA® is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.

Key Publications

Drake, P.P., Neal, F., & Konstantopoulos, T. (2020). InsurTech and the Disruption of the Insurance Industry. Journal of Insurance Issues.

Drake, P.P. (2017). Post-Mortem on Risk in the Financial Industry. Banking & Financial Services Policy Report.

Drake, P.P., Neal, F., Schorno, P. & Semaan, E. (2017) Risk During the Financial Crisis: The Role of the Insurance Industry. Journal of Insurance Issues, Vol. 40 Issue 2: pp. 181-214.

Drake, P.P. & Semaan, E. (2016). TARP and the Long-term Perception of Risk. Journal of Banking and Finance, 68, 216-235.

Drake, P.P. & Semaan, E. (2011). Deregulation and Risk. Financial Management, Vol. 40, Issue 2, pp. 295-329.

Drake, P.P. & Neal, F. (2011) Financial Guarantee Insurance and Failures in Risk Management. Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 30, pp. 29-76.

  • Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA)

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