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