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William C. (Curt) Hunter is dean emeritus and professor of finance at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa.  He served as the Henry B. Tippie Dean from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2012. Prior to his appointment as Tippie Dean, he was Dean and Distinguished Professor of Finance at the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.  He served as a senior official in the Federal Reserve System for more than 15 years in leadership positions in Washington, Atlanta and Chicago.  His last Federal assignment was as senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where he served on the bank’s management committee and was an associate economist on the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve System's primary monetary policy group.

Dr. Hunter has held faculty positions at Emory University, Atlanta University, the University of Georgia and Northwestern University and was United States Treasury Advisor in Eastern and Central Europe.  He has consulted with foreign central banks and official agencies in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.  He is a founding co-editor of the Journal of Financial Stability and the author of more than 80 scholarly articles and eleven edited books on banking and financial markets issues.

He currently serves on the boards of the Xerox Corporation, Nuveen Investments Mutual Funds and the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business. He is President of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Business Honor Society and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

A past president of the Financial Management Association and the Southern Finance Association, Dr. Hunter received a Career Achievement Award from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University.