Lou Gattis

Clinical Professor of Finance
Department: Finance
Office: 304 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-5620
Fax: 814-865-3362
E-mail: gattis@psu.edu
Member of Faculty Since: 2004


Introduction

Professor Gattis received a B.S. With Distinction in Finance from Penn State and went on to a 15-year career in corporate finance and investment management. After graduating from Penn State's Smeal College of Business, Gattis joined IBM Federal Systems in Manassas, Virginia. At IBM, he performed contract financial management, planning, and product pricing. Gattis went on to work at Freddie Mac in Mclean, Virginia where he served as Director of Market Risk Oversight. In this role, he was responsible for evaluating the interest rate risk of the corporation's investment portfolio. At Freddie Mac, he also performed financial forecasting and corporate planning.  Gattis served as an adjunct professor in finance and economics at George Mason University. Prior to joining Smeal, Gattis served as a teaching professor in finance at the University of Maryland where has taught MBA courses in Investment Management, Equity Valuation, Financial Modeling, Derivatives, and Risk Management.  Professor Gattis teaches courses in Smeal's undergraduate, Resident MBA, and Executive MBA programs.  Gattis has also led international programs in Santiago, Chile, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Florence, Italy.  Professor Gattis has received numerous awards for undergraduate and graduate teaching.


Expertise

Risk Management, Mortgage Finance


Education

Ph.D, Economics, George Mason University,  2001 

M.A., Economics, George Mason University,  1997 

M.B.A., Finance, George Washington University,  1990 

B.S., Finance, Pennsylvania State University,  1988 


Courses

Fin 570, Financial Modeling

Fin 407, Multinational Financial Management

Fin 415, Advanced Financial Modeling

Fin 555, Global Financial Management

Fin 583, Investment Management