Professor Ashraf Professor Bakija Professor Shore-Sheppard Professor Bradburd Professor Jacobson Professor Watson Professor Zimmerman Professor Sheppard Professor LaLumia Professor Gentry Professor Caprio Professor Chao Professor Kuttner Professor Nafziger Professor Olney Professor Montiel Professor Rai Professor Pedroni Professor Gibson Professor Rappaport Dr. Svensson
Pictured faculty (from L to R):
Front row: Matthew Gibson, Tara Watson, Ralph Bradburd, Quamrul Ashraf, Stephen Sheppard, and Sara LaLumia; Second row: Neal Rappaport, Sarah Jacobson, Matthew Chao, and Gerard Caprio; Third row: Peter Pedroni, Jon Bakija, Lara Shore-Sheppard, William Gentry, and Steven Nafziger; Back row: Mikael Svensson, Ashok Rai, Peter Montiel, Will Olney, David Zimmerman, and Kenneth Kuttner. Faculty not pictured: Michael Samson, Lucie Schmidt, Greg Phelan, Anand Swamy, Susan Godlonton, David Love, Roger Bolton, Michael Fortunato, and Peter S. Heller.


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