University of New Orleans professor M. Kabir Hassan was named the 2016 Academy of Economics and Finance Teaching Fellow at the group’s annual meeting in Pensacola, Fla. on Feb. 12. Hassan is the Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance at UNO. Each year, the academy membership votes to select one fellow whose sustained contributions toward teaching and learning merit recognition.
During the presentation ceremony, professor Edward Graham of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and the president of the Academy of Economics and Finance spoke of Hassan’s significant contributions to both instruction and scholarship. According to Hassan, this is his 25th award for teaching. His areas of expertise include financial institutions and markets, emerging markets and financial development, international finance, corporate finance, and Islamic finance.
The Academy of Economics and Finance was founded in 1963 as the Academy of Mississippi Economists. Its composition and areas of focus quickly grew to include most Southern states. By its 50th year, the academy’s work embraced the entire United States. In addition to sponsoring several scholarly journals, the academy works to preserve a professional venue that is mutually supportive, amiable and open. It fosters an environment where nontraditional papers are welcome and where the pursuit of knowledge is defined much broader than traditional empirical studies.