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Leonard Arvi

Leonard Arvi


  • Florida International University, PhD, Finance, 2008
  • Florida international University, MS, Finance, 2003
  • Asian Institute of Technology, MS, Computer Science, 1998
  • St. Joseph's College, BS, Chemistry, 1996

Areas of Expertise

  • Investments
  • Real estate


Dr. Leonard Arvi is a Professor of Finance and chairperson of the Department of Economics & Finance. In 2020 was recognized with SU Alumni Association Faculty Appreciation Award and in 2014 was the recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Excellence Award for Mentoring. Besides academia, Arvi is a serial entrepreneur. His expertise includes real estate finance, alternative investments, and risk management. He is a strong advocate for financial literacy, currently serving as a Board member of the Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore - Wicomico county, a member of the city of Salisbury sustainability committee, a founding member of the non-profit WDS Foundation, and volunteers in many local organizations including Wicomico public schools, YMCA, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore.