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Michael P. Dorigan

Assistant Teaching Professor and Director, Online MS in Finance
512 Cornell Hall

Michael Dorigan currently serves as an assistant teaching professor of finance and director of the MS in Finance program at the Trulaske College of Business. He is the founder and principal of Conversion Financial Services, a wealth management and financial planning practice.

Michael was managing director and senior quantitative analyst for PNC Capital Advisors (Philadelphia), where he led a team of investment professionals responsible for setting the interest rate risk strategy and conducting the return attribution analysis for more than $6.5 billion tax-exempt bond assets, including over 1,000 separately managed accounts (SMAs) and four bond mutual funds.  Prior to PNC he was senior/consulting associate with Andrew Kalotay Associates (New York), where he engaged in the structuring, issuance, and subsequent management of a broad spectrum of conventional and complex taxable debt instruments and hedging strategies.

Past academic affiliations include the University of Missouri (visiting assistant professor of finance), where he was recipient of the John A. Riggs, Jr. Excellence in MBA Teaching Award, and St. John’s University (assistant professor at the Tobin College of Business). In addition, Michael was one of the founding members and assistant director of the Center for Technology and Finance now housed at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Michael has written for the Journal of Fixed Income, the Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, and the Handbook of Municipal Bonds, among others.


BA, Management & Economics, Luther College, 1985; PhD, Finance, University of Missouri, 1991