2022 Contributors

Meet the 2022 Baltimore Business Review contributors.

Stifel Equity Research in 2013. Based
out of the Baltimore office, Mr. Anderson
is a Director covering the Materials
sector, with a focus in Chemicals and
Agriculture. Before joining Stifel, Mr.
Anderson was a senior capital markets analyst for
NewDay USA, a mortgage originator. Mr. Anderson is
a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally
School of Management, with concentrations in Financial
Engineering and Economics, and holds a Chartered
Financial Analyst designation.

SHANEEZA BAKSH received her
B.S. in Business Administration with
a concentration in Human Resource
Management from Towson University
in Towson, MD in May 2021. She is
currently a gaming video creator and
specializes in the competitive gaming scene for Call of
Duty. She currently lives in Woodlawn, MD.

JAN BAUM is Professor and Faculty
Director for Entrepreneurship@TU.
Baum founded and directed the Center
for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at
Towson University from 2015-2021,
the hub of entrepreneurial activity at
TU, to nurture and develop entrepreneurial talent and
create an entrepreneurial ethos across the university,
and establishing TU as a heartbeat for innovation and
entrepreneurship. Baum is a passionate expert on innovation,
change, and leadership and a serial entrepreneur.
Baum founded and directed 3D Maryland a state-wide
leadership initiative for 3D printing and additive manufacturing
after establishing the first comprehensive digital
fabrication lab in the University System of Maryland in
2011. Baum’s awards include: The Baltimore Sun’s 25
Women to Watch in 2016, The Daily Record’s Influential
Marylanders 2014, The Daily Record’s Innovator of the
Year 2013, 2014.

LISA V. BYRD is the Director of Special
Events and Business Development
for the Greater Baltimore Committee
(GBC). She received her undergraduate
degree in Political Science from
Frostburg State University and Masters
of Management from the College of Notre Dame (now
Notre Dame of Maryland University). She then earned
a certificate in Event Management from The George
Washington University School of Business. She currently
manages all events for the GBC and serves as
the staff liaison to the Baltimore Women’s Advisory
Board who commissioned the Impact of Covid-19 on
women in the workplace in the Greater Baltimore region
research project.

NICOLA DANIEL is Senior Advisor to
the Center for Financial Policy at the
University of Maryland’s RH Smith
School of Business. She joined the
Smith School in 2013 and has been
instrumental in designing and executing
student experiential learning projects with employers.
She has co-taught graduate finance students a popular
experiential learning module on short-selling with
portfolio managers from Invesco Investment Management.
Ms. Daniel is also currently a doctoral candidate
at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Her research work focuses on
the proliferation of the EU’s data privacy regulation in
China, Latin America, and the US and its relationship to
market competition in the digital age. She is the former
Executive Director of the CFA Society of Baltimore.

JOSH DEHLINGER, PH.D., is a Professor
in the Department of Computer and
Information Sciences and the Director
of the undergraduate Computer
Science program in the Fisher College
of Science and Mathematics at Towson
University. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from
Iowa State University in 2007 and served as a Research
Scientist in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia
in 2008. His research expertise lies, broadly, in software
safety and reliability, election security, machine learning,
and software engineering. His recent research efforts
have examined the cyber, physical and insider threats
to voting processes and developed training modules
for election judges to empower them to identify and
mitigate threats during an election. Some of this work,
in partnership with the Anne Arundel County (Maryland)
Board of Elections was recognized in 2020 with the U.S.
Elections Assistance Commission Clearinghouse Award
for Outstanding Innovation in Election Cybersecurity
and Technology.

in Department of Finance at Towson
University. MS in Chemical Engineering
in France, and MBA and Ph.D. in
Finance from the University of Oklahoma.
After teaching at Marquette
University in Milwaukee, he joined Towson University
in 2010. Michaël’s research interests are in the fields
of Investments, Corporate Governance and Banking.
His research has appeared in the Review of Financial
Studies, Journal of Business, the Journal of Banking and
Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Financial
Analysts Journal among others.

NHUNG HENDY received her Ph.D.
in Business Administration with a
concentration in Human Resource
Management from Virginia Commonwealth
University in Richmond, VA in
2002. She joined Towson university in
2005 and is currently a Professor in the Department of
Management. She is a senior certified HR professional
by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Her
research and teaching interests span areas of Human
Resource Management, Business Ethics, and Research
methodology. She has published more than 30 journal
articles in scholarly and professional journals. She has
also consulted with numerous organizations such as
Capital One, Maryland State Department of Education,
and Maryland Aviation Administration. As a mental
health advocate, she has been leading Thao Nguyen
Foundation, Inc. whose mission is to raise mental health
awareness and suicide prevention.

JORDAN LE an undergraduate sophomore
and is a dual major student in
Accounting and Finance at Towson
University. He is currently the Director
of Communications for the Towson
University Investing Group (TUIG). An
incoming Assurance and Advisory intern for Clearview

2021 Master of Science graduate of the
accelerated program in Supply Chain
Management at Towson University. In
May 2020, he earned a B.S. in Business
Administration with a concentration in
Project Management and Business Analysis, also from
Towson University. During his studies, he served as
a Research Assistant, specializing in data mining and
focusing on educating poll workers about the potential
for cyber, physical, and insider threats at election polling
places. He presented his research to an international
audience at the 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting, and
his additional career experience includes internships
with Danfoss and Aerotek.

NICHOLAS NORMAN an undergraduate
junior majoring in Business
Administration with a concentration
in Finance at Towson University. His
career goal is to provide financial services
to the underbanked and to help
spread financial knowledge among people who were not
taught financial literacy. He is currently looking for an
internship to display his great teamwork, communication,
and analytical skills.

Portfolio Manager at TUIG,
Senior pursuing a Major in Finance.
Currently an equity research intern at
Blue Point Investment Management.
Also interned for Prudential Financial.

senior director of capital markets policy
at CFA Institute, where he focuses
on corporate governance, ESG, and
climate change analysis. He writes
and speaks frequently on these topics
on behalf of CFA Institute. His paper, Climate Change
Analysis in the Investment Process was named “Best
ESG Paper” by Savvy Investor in 2021.

MILAN PANDEY an undergraduate
senior majoring in Business Administration
with a Concentration in Finance
at Towson University. Contributes to
fundamental and technical analysis
research for Towson University Investment
Group (TUIG). Currently serving as the President
for TUIG.

Associate Professor and Director of
the graduate programs in Supply Chain
Management in the College of Business
and Economics at Towson University.
She earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in
Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Her primary research is in decision analysis, with specialization
in military and security issues, including risk in
voting systems, attack trees and strength of threat in mail
voting, integrity of votes throughout the supply chain,
poll worker education, and cybersecurity metrics and
best practices. Her work in elections security earned a
University System of Maryland Board of Regents Award
for Excellence in Public Service, the system’s highest
faculty honor. In conjunction with Anne Arundel County,
Maryland, her work in cybersecurity and threat training
for poll workers received a U.S. Elections Assistance
Commission Clearinghouse Award for Outstanding
Innovation in Election Cybersecurity and Technology.
Dr. Scala frequently consults to government clients and
has extensive professional experience, to include positions
with Innovative Decisions, Inc., the United States
Department of Defense, and the RAND Corporation.

in the Department of Finance at
Towson University. Prior to receiving
her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas
and joining Towson faculty in 2010,
she completed a Master of Science in
Finance from the University of Tulsa in 2006, and earned
her MBA from the University of Arkansas in 2003. Her
research interests include banking, risk management,
corporate finance and emerging markets. Her research
has appeared in the leading journals in finance such
as Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Financial
Services Research, Family Business Review, and Journal
of Business Research, among others.

NICK SHEPPARD, CFA is a vice president
of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and a
National Account Manager in the U.S.
Intermediary segment of T. Rowe Price,
where he focuses on broker-dealer and
global bank relationships. Nick earned
a B.S. in finance from the University of Baltimore, Merrick
School of Business. Nick is a Series 3, 7, and 63 registered
representative and has also earned the Chartered
Financial Analyst designation.

JENNIFER STANO is the Sr. Human
Resources Partner at Towson University.
She received her Doctor of
Management from University of Maryland
Global Campus with a focus on
strategies to support the recruitment
and retention of a diverse workforce. In her role at
TU, Jennifer focuses on community partnerships to
develop pipelines for employment, leveraging academic
research to support HR decisions, and supporting the
TU faculty and staff.

Assistant Professor of Management at
Towson University. She received her
Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi.
Her research interests include
competitive behavior and work-life
balance, with a focus on these influences in teams,
entrepreneurs, and family firms. She currently teaches
Management, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship courses.
Gabby’s industry experience includes sales and project
management in the technology sector.

LAURA WOOD joined ShoreRivers
in 2018 as part of the merger with the
Chester River Association, Midshore
Riverkeeper Conservancy, and the
Sassafras River Association, where
Ms. Wood previously worked since
2016. Ms. Wood is an Agriculture & Outreach Coordinator,
focusing on agricultural restoration and research
projects that reduce sediment and nutrient runoff to
local waterways on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Ms.
Wood is a graduate of Rhodes College with a degree in
Environmental Studies. Ms. Wood also participates in
the management of Indiantown Farm and Poplar Grove
Farm in Centreville, MD.