Message from the Dean

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Dean Kaynama

I’m excited and proud to share with you the eleventh issue of the Baltimore Business Review: A Maryland Journal. As a joint effort between the faculty of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at Towson University and the Baltimore CFA Society, this journal leverages the relative strengths of both organizations to create an outstanding resource that showcases opportunities in Maryland and beyond.

CBE is committed to developing high quality and innovative programs and resources, connecting theory to practice in curricular, extra-curricular and research activities, and transforming students who will have a positive impact within Maryland and beyond.

In this issue, you will see how our faculty’s research mirrors CBE’s mission. We are proud to showcase two articles co-authored by faculty members and students—one develops training modules to empower election judges to identify and mitigate threats to voting systems, and the other evaluates the educational impact of civil unrest on children in Baltimore City.

You will also read about how Maryland banks manage their interest rate risks as well as a discussion on the digital transformation of supply chains for Maryland firms. Finally, we present an update from the Towson University Investment Group on portfolios they built based on a student survey.

I would like to express my appreciation to our editors and contributors to this issue of the Baltimore Business Review. It is their generous contributions of time and effort that make this publication possible. We are delighted that you are joining us as readers, and as always, we look forward to hearing any feedback.

Best regards,

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Shohreh A. Kaynama, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business and Economics