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Dean Diavatopoulos, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Finance
Dr. Khalil Dibee Endowed Chair of Finance, 2023-2027


Teaching Areas

  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Investments

Personal Bio

Dean Diavatopoulos holds post-graduate degrees in Finance (PhD from Florida State University) and Statistics (MS from Florida State University), and did undergraduate work in Business, Mathematics and Computer Science. Prior to being an academic, he worked in the futures and options business in Chicago.

The broad goal of his research is to better understand what to expect from risky assets in the future. Given the crucial role that financial markets play in the stability and growth of the global economy, he is particularly interested in making his research relevant to both academics and practitioners.