Gordon Bodnar, PhD Director, International Economics Program, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins UniversityResearch Interests:International finance, corporate financeAbout Gordon: Dr. Bodnar joined the International Economic Program at School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as a Professor in 1999. In 2001, he was named the Morris W. Offit Professor of International Finance. He has been the Director of the International Economics Program at SAIS since 2005. Before joining SAIS, he was an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. He also has held visiting professorships at Frankfurt University in Germany and the Wharton School. He received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 1991. His research focuses on international and corporate finance. Specific topics include corporate exchange rate exposure, foreign exchange risk management, the valuation of multinational operations, and financial disclosures. Dr. Bodnar's research has been published in major academic journals in finance, economics and accounting as well as practitioner journals. Presently, he is an research associate of the Weiss Center for International Finance at the Wharton School, and has held appointments as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund. He is an associate editor for European Financial Management and the Journal of Asian Economics. At SAIS, Dr. Bodnar teaches master's-level courses in corporate and international finance. He also teaches international corporate finance in the Wharton MBA for Executives program in Philadelphia and San Francisco as well as Cornell University's Executive MBA program and lectures in several of Wharton's Executive Education programs. Dr. Bodnar received eight Excellence in Teaching awards from SAIS, Wharton, and Cornell. He occasionally consults for the financial industry, multinational firms, and international research organizations. Executive Education Programs Taught:Investment Strategies and Portfolio ManagementDevelop investment portfolios that generate the highest return for your level of investment risk. This program provides a solid foundation for building optimal portfolios and effective tools for making better investments. Mergers and AcquisitionsOur interdisciplinary faculty and industry speakers help you select, assess, and evaluate potential opportunities. Examine acquisition strategy, valuation techniques, tax issues, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.