Iordanis Karagiannidis, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, The Citadel


Iordanis Karagiannidis is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Associate Dean at the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business at the Citadel. He has taught at Michigan State University, Tulane University, Rutgers, and The Citadel, where he has been employed since 2011. In 2013 he founded KB-Analytics, LLC, a consulting and spreadsheet modeling training company where he served as a principal until 2021. He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Economics (minor) from Michigan State University in 2007, an M.B.A. in finance and international business from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia in Greece. He teaches financial modeling, investments, valuation, and corporate finance at the undergraduate and M.B.A. levels, and he has received the “Excellence in Teaching” award at the Citadel (2015) and twice at Michigan State University (2006 and 2009). His research interests include mutual fund performance and organization, financial networks, investments, and portfolio management, and his work has been published in several academic journals. He has been a member of the I-HOPE governing board since 2022 and Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee since 2023.