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William C Handorf Faculty Member

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William C. Handorf is a professor of finance with the George Washington University located in Washington, DC. Professor Handorf earned his A.B. in economics and an MBA in finance at the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in financial administration from Michigan State University. Professor Handorf also is a director with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; he has served as chairman of the Audit Committee, chairman of the Finance Committee and now serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors. The Bank is a wholesale institution registered with the SEC and has assets exceeding US $100 billion. Professor Handorf has written over 400 articles, papers, monographs and books related to finance, economics, banking, real estate, and general business. His articles or abstracts have appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research, Real Estate Review, Journal of Real Estate Research, Applied Economics, The Journal of Investing, The Journal of Banking Regulation, The Bankers, Bank Accounting and Finance, The Community Banker, Commercial Lending Review, Journal of Applied Finance, and The Journal of Financial Education among other academic and professional publications. He also has published historical articles in Michigan History, Academe and Purple Heart Magazine. In addition, he is the editor and principal author of a book entitled International Banking, which is published by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. Professor Handorf has a broad public/private perspective. In addition to being a professor for 40 years, Dr. Handorf has worked as a commercial banker with the National Bank of Detroit, bank regulator with both the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and a consultant to central banks (e.g., Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, and USA). He is a consultant to bank regulatory agencies, banks and corporations on issues related to finance. In addition, he was a director with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond where he chaired the Baltimore Branch, and a director with the Federal Home Loan Bank System’s Office of Finance. He periodically serves as an expert witness in legal cases related to finance, real estate and banking. As a company-grade officer in the US Army, then Lieutenant Handorf was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart among other campaign medals applicable to military service in Vietnam.

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