Dr. Stephen Horan


Associate Professor of Finance
Economics & Finance

Cameron Hall 240-S
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC   28403 - 5945
Phone: 910-962-0506
Fax: 910.962.7464
Email: horans [ horans AT uncw DOT edu ]
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Stephen M. Horan, Ph.D., CFA, CIPM, CAIA, is an Associate Professor of Finance at UNC Wilmington. Immediately prior to joining the faculty, he was a Managing Director at CFA Institute, the global professional association of nearly 200,000 investment management professionals, where he led the Credentialing Division during which time CFA Program registrations increased 70% to over 350,000 examinations annually in more than 140 countries and across nearly 200 test centers. He also led the Professional Learning division, responsible for delivering to members a world-class post-charter learning experience that allows CFA Institute members to be the best professionals they can be. Prior to joining CFA Institute. Dr. Horan was a full professor of finance at St. Bonaventure University. His diverse, practice-oriented, and award-winning scholarship includes dozens of peer-reviewed publications focusing on diverse areas from investment management to university administration, most of which has been reprinted, summarized, or covered in media. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Financial Analysts Journal, Harvard Business Review Latin America, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Wealth Management, and Financial Services Review. He has received several research awards, including the coveted Graham and Dodd Reader's Choice Award, and six research grants. He has also authored several books, including Strategic Value Investing, which has been on Warren Buffet's recommended reading list five years in a row. Dr. Horan currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Wealth Management and the Journal of Impact and ESG. Dr. Horan earned a Ph.D. in Finance at the State University of New York/Buffalo and a BBA degree in Finance at St. Bonaventure University.

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