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        Jeffrey Hart

        Senior LecturerDepartment of Finance



        • PhD, Finance, University of Texas, Arlington, 1999
        • MBA, Finance, Loyola University, Chicago, 1992
        • BBA, Finance, University of Iowa, 1988

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        Jeffrey Hart is a senior lecturer of finance in the Harbert College of Business. His areas of expertise include investments, fixed income securities, derivatives trading, and hedge funds. Prior to being at Auburn, he was at the University of Iowa, the University of Notre Dame, Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Washington & Lee University. He is also a partner at Palos Harbor Fund LP, a precious metals hedge fund out of United States, Canada and Switzerland.

        In 2023, he received the Auburn Harbert College of Business Department of Finance Outstanding Teaching Award. While at the University of Iowa he was rated in the top 5% of professors in teaching for the years of 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013. Also, while at Iowa he won the Faculty of the Year, Undergraduate Tippie College of Business Senate in 2016 as well as the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence Tippie College of Business Nominee for 2014.

        While at the University of Notre Dame he was bestowed the top teaching honor given at the University, the Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, CSC Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2011. Also, while at Notre Dame, he was granted the Master of Accountancy Outstanding Professor Award in 2009.

        While at Southern Methodist University he won the Distinguished/Outstanding BBA Teaching Award in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001. In 2006, he was featured in BusinessWeek as SMU’s Favorite Professor. He won the SMU Summer Business Institute Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007 and in 2004. Also, in 2001 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Interfraternity Council of SMU. Before entering academia, he was a financial analyst in Chicago and Seattle.

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