Faculty Spotlight: Clifford W. Smith, PhD

Meet Clifford W. Smith, Louise and Henry Epstein Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance and Economics
BA, Economics Emory University PhD, Economics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Here’s your chance to get to know Professor Smith and learn more about how to have some fun in Rochester:

Q. What courses do you teach?ProfCliffSmithwStudents

A. FIN 413 (Corporate Finance) to our MBA and MS students; EXP 482 (Corporate  Financial Policy) to our executive MBA students, and BRN 482 (Corporate Financial Policy) to our Swiss/Bern MBA students.

Q. How long have you taught at Simon? 

A.  I’ve been here since 1974 – 39 years.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I enjoy the interaction with my colleagues.  The faculty at the Simon School is incredibly talented; most draw on a stock of knowledge that is both wide-ranging and deep.

Q.  Could you please share a fun fact about you?

A.  I have a son and a daughter who graduated from Simon.  Each of their spouses graduated from Simon.  Each of their fathers graduated from Simon.

Q.  If you could recommend a “unique Rochester experience” to prospective students what would it be?

A.  Visit the Genesee Country Museum in Mumford (a village in the southern tip of Monroe County).  There are dozens of historic houses and business establishments that have been moved to the grounds.  It will provide a deeper understanding of the development of this area through the 19th century.

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