Janet has been on the faculty of The School of Business at Portland State since 1986 and currently serves as the Finance Area Director. She taught extensively in the University of Oregon Executive MBA program and previously served on the faculty of Washington State University. Prior to her move to academia, she was engaged as an applied energy economist for an international engineering consulting firm.
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 Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program. She is the lead faculty member for the France International Experience in the MBA program.
Dr. Hamilton is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has served in several capacities on the CFA Society of Portland (CFAP) Board of Directors, including President. In conjunction with the CFAP Board, she developed and taught an applied Portfolio Management class at Portland State University that manages the funds of the local Society. Twenty years later, Portland State students continue to actively manage CFAP funds. She remains active in the business community and is especially grateful to be associated with outstanding organizations.
Professor Hamilton’s current research interests revolve around the relationship between ESG characteristics and firm performance. Her research has been published in various outlets, including Journal of Management, Structural Equation Modeling, Journal of Financial Education and Journal of Marketing Education.