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Janet Hamilton

 Janet Hamilton

Associate Professor of Finance

Office: SBA 570
Phone: 503-725-3731

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Janet Hamilton has been on the faculty at the School of Business at Portland State University since 1986. Prior to PSU, she served on the faculty of Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Janet’s move to academia was inspired by her work as an applied economist for an international engineering consulting firm based in the Northwest. In that capacity she was engaged as an energy economist in the early days of renewable energy analysis.

At PSU, Janet teaches Intermediate Financial Management and Valuation in the undergraduate program, Financial Management, Strategic Financial Management and the Business Capstone in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and Financial Analysis and Valuation Analysis in the Master of Financial Analysis (MSFA) program. She is the lead faculty member for the France International Experience in the MBA program. Janet taught extensively in the University of Oregon Executive MBA program when it was jointly delivered by the University of Oregon, Portland State, and Oregon State. 

Janet is a Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) and has served in several capacities on the Portland CFA Society Board of Directors, including President. As a result of these relationships, and in conjunction with the PSFA board, she developed and then taught the two Portfolio Management courses for a number of years.

Janet’s current research interests revolve around the study of critical thinking in financial education, and the investment decisions of firms. Her research has been published in various outlets, including Journal of Financial Education, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of International Finance, Journal of Management and Structural Equation Modeling.

A Northwest native, Janet was raised on an island outside of Seattle and migrated to the Portland area after graduate school. She enjoys the outdoor activities the Portland area offers and her tangential participation in the search for the elusive and lonely ‘52 Hertz whale.