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Hany Shawky Named School of Business Interim Dean

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 6, 2016) — Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost James Stellar has announced that Hany A. Shawky, School of Business associate dean and full professor of finance and economics, will become the school’s interim dean, effective July 1.

Hany A. Shawky

Hany A. Shawky 

“I am extremely pleased that Dr. Shawky has agreed to serve as interim business dean during this exciting period of growth for our School of Business,” said Stellar. “A prolific author and researcher, he has been a true citizen of the University at Albany for 38 years as a mentor to students and contributor to campus-wide governance.”

Shawky takes over for Donald Siegel, who, as announced last Wednesday, is stepping down after eight years as dean to devote time to work on his grants, his scholarship, and a new book on student entrepreneurship, to be published by Stanford University Press. After a year’s sabbatical, Siegel will return to the faculty of the Department of Management.

Shawky, a specialist in investment management and portfolio performance evaluation, has published more than 60 refereed scholarly articles in finance and economics journals and was the recipient of the School of Business Research Award in 1996, 2001 and 2004. He serves on a number of advisory boards and the boards of trustees of small cap and mid-cap equity mutual funds. He has also been a consultant to many private and public organizations.

At UAlbany, he has served on several dissertation committees, been a conference organizer for major financial market symposia, and founded the Center for Institutional Investment Management, serving as its director from 2002 through 2007.

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