BLACKSBURG, VA, January 11, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present George Emir Morgan III, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Morgan celebrates many years' experience in his professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
The SunTrust professor of banking at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for the past 23 years, Dr. Morgan initially began teaching at the school in 1984 as an associate professor. Ultimately becoming a full professor of finance in 1989, he is proud of his many accomplishments during his tenure. He has served as the director of the Ph.D. program, interim head of the department of finance, and the creator and organizer of Pamplin's in-residence summer study abroad programs. He has taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and has also been recognized for developing new interdisciplinary courses on deploying broadband wireless and on commercializing wireless networking technologies. Dr. Morgan currently teaches four courses: FIN 4254 Bank Management, FIN 4224 Fixed Income Securities, FIN 4225 Analytics Fixed Inc., and FIN 4314 Field Projects in Finance.
Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, Dr. Morgan held the position of assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin between 1979 and 1984. In the field, he was a senior financial economist for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, DC, for one year beginning in 1978. He served as a visiting scholar at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, visiting lecturer at the International Space University, executive director of the Space and Wireless Business Center and associate director of business research at the Center for Commercial Space Communications. He also served as the executive director of the Center for Wireless Telecommunications and as the founding faculty advisor for Bond And Securities Investing by Students, a student group that manages $5 million in university endowment funds. While serving the Center for Wireless Telecommunications, an interdisciplinary university research center spanning four colleges, Dr. Morgan successfully served as the principal investigator on sponsored university research projects that generated over $2.1 million of external funding for research at Virginia Tech under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Bostian.
Dr. Morgan is a longtime member of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, and the American Statistical Association, among several other professional societies and organizations. A referee for several academic and practitioner journals during his career, such as The Journal of Finance, Dr. Morgan is most proud of the papers he co-authored with Dr. Stephen D. Smith. One of those papers titled “Maturity Intermediation and the Intertemporal Lending Policies of Financial Intermediaries” was published in the Journal of Finance in 1987. He credits the collaboration with Prof. Smith and Prof. Dilip K. Shome as foundations for his professional success and the mentorship and professional collaboration with Prof. Charles Bostian for continuing to propel him forward.
Originally intending to follow in his father's footsteps, a mathematician involved in introducing computers on Navy ships and later systems analyst in the computer industry, Dr. Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Georgetown University in 1973. Subsequently, he then obtained a Master of Science in statistics and Doctor of Philosophy in finance from the University of North Carolina in 1975 and 1977, respectively. He has notably been featured in over 20 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Finance and Business and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, George Emir Morgan III, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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