To better support NDIGI’s goals of promoting research and thought leadership, educating and training students, and convening stakeholders, the Institute’s leadership has been updated as follows. For all questions related to NDIGI, please contact Natalie Sargent (AAD, Mendoza College of Business):
Faculty Director: Colin Jones, associate teaching professor of finance, will serve in this role, where he will be responsible for developing and directing the Institute’s academic curriculum and student programs, coordinating faculty participation in the Institute’s programs, and representing NDIGI at selected Wall Street events and industry forums.
Colin teaches Applied Investment Management (AIM) and Advanced Investment Strategies. Recipient of several significant teaching awards, he is the coauthor of the digital introductory textbook “A Living Introduction to Finance,” a real-time learning platform that saves students money on textbooks while improving the efficacy of introductory courses.
Managing Director: Erin Bellissimo, NDIGI managing director since 2018, is continuing to serve in this role and is responsible for setting the Institute’s strategic priorities and managing its operations in collaboration with the faculty and research directors. This includes developing and directing curriculum and programs, mentoring students, supporting faculty research, and building and facilitating relationships among the Institute’s key constituents.
Research Director: This is a new position. Professor of finance Shane Corwin, who previously served as NDIGI faculty director, will serve in this new role of research director. Shane will be responsible for leading the Institute’s research efforts and serving as a conduit for academic investing-related research to be shared with NDIGI stakeholders and the practitioner community.