Professor Doroodian received his bachelor’s degree in 1975 and a Master’s Degree in 1977 from Shiraz University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1981. All three degrees are in Economics. His area of specialization is International Macroeconomics Economics.
After graduation, he taught economic courses at Portland State University as an adjunct Professor for one year. He then joined Ohio University in 1982 and has been there since then. Professor Doroodian has taught courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The courses that he has taught include mathematics and statistics, macroeconomics and business fluctuations, managerial economics, international economics and financial markets, among others. He has been nominated two times for the Presidential Teaching Award. He has published numerous scholarly articles in professional journals (including Review of Economics and Statistics, IMF Staff Paper, Review of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters, and Economic Development and Cultural Change, to mention a few) and has made numerous presentations at various professional conferences.
Professor Doroodian has been an advisor to students who work on their master’s paper to complete their graduate studies. Since 1991, he has been the Director of Graduate Programs at Ohio University, while also meeting his teaching and research responsibilities. He is the founder of the Master of Financial Economics (MFE); a CFA based curriculum. The program is offered both in the U.S. and in other counties and has gained international a reputation.
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Ronnie Weiner is an experienced Fixed Income Portfolio/Fund Manager skilled in High Yield Fixed Income, FX Hedging, Credit Analysis, and Asset Management. Ronnie studied Political Science/Pre-law and Mathematics while obtaining a minor in mathematical philosophy at Ohio University. He received his Master’s in Financial Economics from Ohio University in 2008. Throughout his master’s program, Ronnie focused his research on the United States yield curve, including his theses titled, “Deconstructing the Yield Curve using Economic Indicators Most Pertinent to the United States Dollar.”
After graduation, Ronnie began his bond trading career at Huntington Trust (later reorganized to Huntington Asset Advisors) in 2006. Throughout his career, he rose from a bond trader to a senigoogor bond trader, portfolio manager, and finally Mutual Fund Manager with $4 billion AUM. After Huntington Asset Advisors was sold in 2015, Ronnie was hired to design, develop, structure, implement, and manage the bond trading department for a private equity firm in Columbus, Ohio. His final year at the firm his non-144a high yield fund had a return of 7.50% and modified duration of 2.59 vs. the index of 6.05% and modified duration of 3.95.
In 2018, Ronnie was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of teaching bond trading at his alma mater, Ohio University. He is currently teaching Fixed Income Trading and Analysis (he also wrote the class), Risk & Insurance Business Economics for the College of Business, and Corporate Finance for the Masters of Financial Economics.
Ronnie also illustrated and wrote a children’s book, “Princess Peyton and Her Adventures Through Time,” in which, for every book sold, one is donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He wrote the book for his niece and in honor of his sister who passed away from a brain tumor in 1998. In 2018, he donated over 300 books to the hospital to be enjoyed by children receiving and their families.
Matt is an accountant who enjoys bridging the perspective gap between finance and accounting. He grew up and went to college at Ohio University dreaming of a career in finance – admittedly because he saw accounting as “boring.” Matt spent many years in small business retail hardware, before finally going back to school to Muskingum University to get that boring accounting education and pass those pesky exams. Matt is passionate about helping people avoid the (self-inflicted) career confusion he has experienced.
When he’s not preaching the wonders of analysis or compiling data and financials at his day job, you can find Matt in the kitchen, behind his camera, or striving to keep up with his family and participate in their many activities.
Paul graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business in 1993 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance. He has extensive experience in the financial markets as a trader, analyst, and fund/portfolio manager. During his 25-year career he has covered fixed-income securities, domestic and international equities and derivatives.
In his most recent position, Paul was responsible for managing an international developed market mutual fund and an emerging market focused fund. The emerging market fund was a top performing fund and was awarded a 5-star ranking by Morningstar®. He has been a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, along with being consulted by many other publications for his opinion and his expertise.
Ron Weiner is a retired health care professional with over 35 years’ experience in hospital and health system financial management. He has both a BBA and MBA from Ohio University. Ron was a member of Healthcare Financial Management Association for a number of years and was awarded the Follmer Bronze Merit Award in 2010 and published an article on cost accounting in health care in the HFMA Central Ohio Chapter newsletter.
Ron served as a member of the Ohio Hospital Association Finance Committee from 2008 through 2012 as well as Chair of OHA Finance Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee from 2008 through 2014. As Chairman of this sub-committee, he provided input to assure appropriate and reasonable payment methodology.
During his career he has worked on State and Federal legislative matters of wage index reclassification and Medicaid Managed Care resulting in local and national awareness of challenges for rural providers. In addition he assisted in process to achieve Sole Community Hospital status with CMS resulting in additional reimbursement for an acute care hospital.
Ron has extensive experience in a myriad of health care finance activities including financial statement preparation and analysis, reimbursement and revenue cycle management, leading managed care contract negotiations with private insurance companies, project management, annual financial audits, cost reporting, decision support and revenue bond issues. He was involved in an Affiliation Agreement integrating operations of two competing hospitals.
Trent Meteer is a strategic and top-performing financial services executive with a demonstrated track record of achievement in commercial banking and investment banking, business development, credit underwriting/structuring, portfolio development and management, needs identification and product solutions, market leadership, and M&A advisory services.
Leverages excellent communication skills to manage key relationships, build successful teams, and deliver presentations. Possesses extensive middle-market network and experience. Proven aptitude for delivering effective strategies and solutions to drive portfolio development and revenue growth.