|IIT Downtown Campus, Room 456|
Michael Gorham is Industry Professor at IIT Stuart School of Business and Director of the IIT Stuart Center for Financial Markets at Illinois Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the board of directors for the CBOE Futures Exchange in Chicago, and also serves on the business conduct committees of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and ICE OTC, the editorial boards of the GARP Risk Review and of Futures Industry, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Group.
He is co-author of two books; India's Financial Markets: An Insider's Guide (July 2008) and Electronic Exchanges: The Global Transformation from Pits to Bits (May 2009), both published by Elsevier. These two books are part of a larger series on financial markets, of which Dr. Gorham was editor.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gorham served as the first director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's new Division of Market Oversight, a division of 100 economists, lawyers, futures trading specialists and others dedicated to the oversight of the nation's 12 futures exchanges. He has worked as an international consultant in financial markets and derivatives, working with exchanges, regulators and firms in the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, and has spent over two decades at two key U.S. financial institutions: the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Dr. Gorham has written over 50 articles for newspapers, journals and magazines in Argentina, China, Japan, Mexico and the U.S. on a wide range of business and financial issues. He has given talks on derivatives in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, England, France, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, and South Africa. In 2011, he completed the Improv Training Program at Second City.
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Agricultural Economics
- M.S., University of Florida, Agricultural Economics and Food and Resource Economics
- B.A., University of Notre Dame