Associate Professor, Finance and Business Law

Year Started at JMU: 2006

semaanej@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D. George Washington University
  • B.S. MBA Lebanese American University
Professional Interests
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory impacts
  • Idosyncratic volatility dynamics
Personal Interests
  • International politics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Carpentry
  • Cobblery
Current Courses Taught
  • FIN371 Principles of Investments
  • FIN450 Financial Risk Management
  • FIN471 Advanced Investments
  • FIN475 Financial Modeling
  • MBA 658 Risk Analysis and Management
Awards and Recognitions
  • Dr. Otto C. Brenner Memorial Award for teaching excellence - 2018, 2013, 2011, 2007
  • Poets and Quants' Favorite Professors in the Nation - 2017
  •  Hall Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award - 2016
  • Best Graduate Teacher Award - 2014
  • CoB Distinguished Teacher Award - 2011
Service
  • Advisor, Madison Investment Fund (MIF)
  • Advisor, Financial Management Association (2007-2009)
Key Publications

Elias Semaan and Pamela Peterson Drake, (July 2016), "TARP and the long-term perception of risk", Journal of Banking & Finance Volume 68, pp. 216-235

Elias Semaan and Pamela Peterson Drake, (SUMMER 2011),  "Deregulation and Risk", Financial Management, Vol. 40, No. 2,  pp. 295-329

Kathryn F. Schumann, Elias Semaan and Hui Sono, (May 2019), "The local market perception of firm risks during cross-listing events," Financial Reviewaccepted

Pamela Drake, Faith Neale, Patrick Schorno and Elias Semaan, (2017), “Risk During the Financial Crisis: The Role of the Insurance Industry,”  Journal of Insurance Issues, Vol. 40 Issue 2: 181-214.

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