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Professor, Economics and Finance

Dean Angela IsaacContact Information


  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
  • MBA, Finance and Strategic Planning, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Arts, Applied Economics, State University of New York
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, State University of New York

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • Accounting for Managers


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. Isaac served as dean of the School of Business from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that, she was 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.

Selected Leadership Positions

  • Regent, Chaminade University of Honolulu (2002-present)
  • President, North American Asset/Liability Management Association (2001-2003; member since 1989)
  • Member, Risk Management Association Global Operational Risk Executive Roundtable (2006-2008)
  • Member, Risk Management Association Advanced Measurement Approach Working Group (2007-2008)
  • Invited Member, Business Roundtable Cyber Security Working Group (2006-2007)
  • Founding Member, Operational Risk Management Development Group (2002-2003, 2006-2008)
  • Board Member, Hawai'i Society of Investment Professionals - University of Hawai'i (2002-2003)
  • Board Member, Masters of Science in Finance Advisory Council - University of Hawai'i (2002-2003)
  • Board Director, Hawai'i Nature Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i (2002 - present)
  • Board Director, Institute for Human Services (IHS), Honolulu, Hawai'i (2002 - 2004)
  • Member, Organization of Women Leaders (2001 - 2004)
  • Member, Family-to-Family Mentoring Program - State of Connecticut (1996-1997)
  • Chair, United Way Campaign - Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation (1996)
  • Treasurer and Board Director, Adoption Services International (1992-1994)
  • President, New York State Economics Association (1985-1987)
  • Treasurer and Board Director, Rochester Institute of Technology Credit Union (1985-1987)

Honors and Awards

  • Women of Humility Award, Black Student Association, Point Park University (2010)
  • Eisenhart Outstanding Teacher Award Nominee, Rochester Institute of Technology (1987)
  • Delta Mu Delta (National Honor Society in Business Administration), LeMoyne College (1984)
  • Treasurer and Board Director, Rochester Institute of Technology Credit Union (1985-1987)
  • University of Pittsburgh Honors and Awards:
    • Graduate Fellowship, University Center for International Studies (1977-1978)
    • Research Grant in Central Asian Languages, University Center for International Studies (1977)
    • Fulbright Scholarship, Cross-cultural research in Afghanistan and Central Asia (1975-1976)
    • Phi Beta Kappa, (1976)
    • Helen Poole Rush Award (scholastic excellence as a freshman woman) (1973)
    • State Senatorial Scholarship (full scholarship awarded in academic competition) (1972-1976)

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