Ph.D. in Financial Economics, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 1987. Thesis Title: Corporate Failure Prediction Models for the US Manufacturing and Retailing Sectors.

Thesis Advisors: S. Neftci and R. Anderson.

M.B.A. in Finance, Baruch College, City University of New York, 1986.

M.A. in Economics, Queens College, City University of New York, 1984.

B.Sc. in Economics, School of Law and Economics, Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1980.



Professor of Finance, fall 2009 – present, School of Management and Economics, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.

Professor of Finance, fall 1999 – spring 2009, Associate Professor, fall 1993 – spring 1999 and Assistant Professor, fall 1992 – spring 1993, School of Business, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ.

Assistant Professor of Finance, fall 1989 – spring 1992, School of Management, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

Assistant Professor of Finance, fall 1987 – spring 1989, Department of Economics and Business, Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

Courses taught: Financial Management, Investments and Portfolio Management, Real Estate Investing, Financial Markets and Institutions, Small Business Finance, Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics

Academic honors

National Award, Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS), Athens, Greece, December 2019. Awarded annually to a Greek scholar for contributions and research achievements in the areas of financial engineering and banking.

Fellow, Multinational Finance Society, June 2014.

Lifetime Award, Multinational Finance Society, June 2013.

Founding President, Multinational Finance Society, 1995 - 96.

Outstanding Service Award, Multinational Finance Society, 1995, 2000, 2008, 2011 and 2017.

Special Accomplishment Award, School of Business, Rutgers University, 2001.

Faculty Merit Award, Rutgers University, 1994, 1995, 1998-2001, 2003-06 and 2008.

Finalist for a Faculty Teaching Award, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2004.

Passed the first exam for the Ph.D. in Business with distinction, 1986.