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Dr. Kenneth Rhoda

Dr. Rhoda received a BS in Business Economics from Utica College of Syracuse University and an MA and PhD in Economics from SUNY Buffalo.  He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He then came to La Salle University in Philadelphia as a member of

the Finance Department. He served as Department Chair for four years and is currently an Associate Professor of Finance. Dr. Rhoda currently teaches undergraduate and MBA courses in Financial Markets, Financial Institution Management and Investment Analysis.


He also is the faculty advisor to the University’s Investment Club. His research interests include financial markets, especially those involving mortgages, and market efficiency, particularly in wagering markets.  Recent publications appeared in The Real Estate Review, Real Estate Finance Journal, Journal of Bank Marketing, The Journal of Financial Research and others.

John Carlisi

John Carlisi is a co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Neighborhood Development Collaborative which was founded in 1878. The Collaborative is an  unusual  nonprofit  organization because  it  has adopted  a  business  model approach to affordable housing and community development. It concentrates  on  working-class and mixed-income

rental housing. Since 1993, the Collaborative has developed or preserved 21 residential properties in 14 cities throughout the United States with 4,275 units having a value in excess of $200 million.


He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from the City University of New York and a Master of Business Administration in Quantitative Analysis from the Stern School at New York University. He is a member of the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.

Janet Paraschos

Janet Paraschos has worked for the Minneapolis Tribune, now Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mediascan of America, and  American Preservation magazine, where  she  was  assistant  editor  and  wrote about historic homes and neighborhoods throughout the United States. She  was co-owner of  an  interior  design  company in the Boston area

from 2000-2013, but left the company and has returned to freelance writing. She has retained an active interest in historic properties and home design. Janet has an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Dr. Joshua Buch

Dr. Buch has an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia, and a PhD in International Business from The Wharton School of Applied Economics, The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Buch is a Professor of Finance at La Salle University, Philadelphia. He served as the Finance Department  Chairperson  for  eight  years,  and  is

currently the coordinator of the Minor in International Studies. He is teaching International Business, Global Finance, and Financial Markets and Institutions both on the undergraduate and graduate levels. His recent research and professional activities centers around mortgage and housing related issues such as the possible causes of the recent sub-prime crisis, mortgage origination fees, the various aspects of the APR, EU mortgage and housing related issues such as the Irish Housing Bubble and the Greek financial crisis. 


Articles on these topics were published in Real Estate Review, Real Estate Finance Journal, International Journal Of Bank Marketing, Management International Review, and other publications

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