Giovanni Fernandez, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
School of Business Administration
B.S. - Florida International University
Ph.D. - Florida International Unviersity
Giovanni Fernandez is a Miami Beach native who has lived in a large city all his life, taught at a large school and said he wants a "change of pace." He looks forward to living in a smaller community and teaching smaller classes in a smaller school. "Teaching is much more enjoyable with smaller classes," Fernandez said. "It allows one to truly understand the students' needs."
Fernandez will teach Business Finance, Advanced Financial Management and Statistics, but he has numerous areas of teaching interests, including the "exciting field" of sports finance. Research interests include bankruptcy, mutual fund performance and microstructure. "The literature on mutual fund performance is extensive, but many questions are still left unanswered, and mutual funds make up a large portion of most people's investments," he said. "I also enjoy research on bankruptcy prediction." Fernandez presented a conference paper on mutual fund performance last year and has numerous working papers and works in progress.
Advanced Financial Management
Office: LBC 314-A