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Ali Fatemi

Academic Degrees

PhD, Finance, Oklahoma State University, 1979
MBA, Oklahoma State University, 1975
BBA, Tehran Business College, 1972


Ali Fatemi is a professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Finance & Real Estate​. Previously he held positions at Kansas State University and Wichita State University, and was a visiting scholar at UCLA and at the University of Maastricht. He also has had teaching assignments at Ritsumeikan University, Erasmus University, Tilburg University, Justus Liebig University, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Europa Universitat Viadrina, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance and the Czech Management Center.

Fatemi has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Global Finance Journal, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Financial Services Review, and Japan and the World Economy. His research deals with issues related to sustainable finance, socially responsible investing, mergers and acquisitions, dividend policy and corporate governance. He is a past president of Midwest Finance Association, and has served as the editor of Journal of Applied Finance ​(2000-2007), and as a member of the editorial board or a reviewer for a variety of domestic and international finance journals, including European Financial Management, Global Finance Journal, The International Journal of Finance and Managerial Finance.

Fatemi is listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and in the International Directory of Business Management Scholars and Research. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Agilex, a Florida-based mutual fund, and as a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Kansas State University Foundation. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, FEI, the Executives Club of Chicago, Chicago Council of Global Affairs, the Bond Club of Chicago, and is a member of Board of Directors at the National Iranian-American Council. He also serves a member of Board of Advisors for Greenleaf Advisors.