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School of Business

Angela Hardy Isaac

Professor, Economics and Finance

School of Business Dean Angela Isaac. | Photo by Ric Evans

Contact information: aisaac@pointpark.edu

Angela Hardy Isaac, Ph.D., offers a unique blend of academics and corporate finance, reinforcing Point Park University's strong role in preparing students for the business workplace.

Prior to joining Point Park University in the fall of 2009 as dean of the School of Business, Isaac served as senior vice president of operational risk and oversight and interim head of market risk oversight at Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C.  While there, Isaac was responsible for establishing and providing oversight for Fannie Mae's operational risk programs, as well as market risk programs and independent testing of Fannie Mae's critical models.  She also handled the development of Fannie Mae's economic capital program.

Before Fannie Mae, Isaac was director and product leader of Basel II Services with Protiviti, a subsidiary of Robert Half International, Inc.  While there, she built a new risk advisory practice serving financial services organizations seeking to improve operational risk practices.  In addition to the execution of engagements, Isaac has been published widely and has publicly presented in professional forums on the advancement of operational risk management practices.  During her professional career, she has held executive positions at leading financial institutions including BankBoston, Bank of Hawaii, First Interstate and Citigroup.  Isaac began her professional career as a university educator, serving on the faculties at the State University of New York, LeMoyne College and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Isaac is a board regent at Chaminade University of Hawaii and the former president of the National Asset/Liability Management Association and the New York State Economics Association. She has served as a member of several national consortiums dedicated to the development of risk management practices and was an advisor to various universities, supporting their risk management and finance curriculum.

Isaac has a doctor of philosophy in finance and economics and a Master of Arts in applied economics from State University of New York.  At the University of Pittsburgh, she earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and strategic planning and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political philosophy.