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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 the interim Chairperson of the Department of Economics & Finance and Professor of 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 include real estate finance, alternative investments and risk management. He is strong advocate for financial literacy, founding member of the non-profit WDS Foundation and volunteers in many local organizations including YMCA, St. Francis de Sales Catholic church and Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore.