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F. Frank Ghannadian


F. Frank Ghannadian

Meet F. Frank Ghannadian

Dean/College of Business; Director/TECO Energy Center for Leadership; Professor, Finance

Education: 1980 University of Tennessee, BSBA
1981 Queens College, MBA
1987 Georgia State University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: International Finance
Investments and Portfolio Management
Corporate Finance
Money and Banking
MBA Capstone
Financial Institutions

Career Specialties: Frank Ghannadian specializes in international business and finance, financial institutions and investing.

Professional and Community Activities: Frank Ghannadian joined the UT community in July 2007 as the dean of the Sykes College of Business. During his tenure he has achieved two reaffirmations; one in 2008 and one in 2013 for AACSB.

He previously served as interim dean, associate dean, chief operating officer and professor of finance at the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University. While at Mercer, Ghannadian founded and developed the executive MBA and initiated two new Master of Science programs. During his tenure at Mercer, he developed various offsite MBA programs for Bellsouth and Dekalb Medical and initiated the School of Business speaker series.

He began his academic career as an instructor at Georgia State University.

Honors and Awards: Frank Ghannadian received the Best Paper Award in 2003 from the Association for Global Business and Economics. He also was awarded the SSBE Outstanding Research Award in 1997 and 1998.

He has served on editorial boards of major business journals and his publications have appeared in more than 50 outlets, including the International Journal of Social Economics, European Business Review and Journal of Economic Development.

He presently serves on the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC), Biz Ed Advisory Board, and serves as a board member and treasurer for the SBAA (Southern Business Administration Association).

He is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi and the International Business Honor Society.