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Master of Public Administration, Finance
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Bachelor of Science, Finance
W. Paul Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University
Professor Jenkins is currently an Academic Program Manager in Finance & Economics at Post University where he is responsible for teaching and program management in the areas of undergraduate finance and economics.
Since 2007, Professor Jenkins has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Professor Jenkins, an experienced financial regulator, lectures on the international financial system and the struggle by managers, public officials, and regulators to design effective mechanisms to regulate complex financial products and institutions.
Professor Jenkins background consists of regulatory, industry and academic experience in the areas of finance, regulatory compliance, international business, risk management, and corporate governance. He is an experienced financial services executive and has worked with senior leaders and clients based in the U.S. and around the world.
Through his prior senior positions with Citigroup, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he has developed extensive skills and a wide-range of business advisory and consulting experience. Professor Jenkins has assisted banks, broker/dealers, fund and insurance companies in evaluating and enhancing their compliance and risk management program effectiveness. Much of his work has been assisting organizations in evaluating programs that have been cited by various regulatory agencies, from which he has built practical perspectives on program implementations. His clients have included BlackRock, Freddie Mac, Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, IBM, and Morgan Stanley.
In today’s competitive and rapidly changing global business environment, Professor Jenkins sees his role as a conveyer of knowledge and vision. He believes that students not only expect to learn theoretical concepts, but are also interested in exploring practical applications. Professor Jenkins draws on a diverse set of perspectives to generate ideas for an engaging, interactive classroom. He aims to assist students experience the world beyond the classroom and textbooks and encourages student reflection, collaborative thinking, and effective communication. Professor Jenkins believes that the ideal class is primarily discussion-based, a mixture of lecture, discussion, student presentations and group activities. He regards all students as “discoverers” rather than “memorizers” and the role of the student is to generate questions and ideas, and the role of the professor is to scrutinize those ideas and to give suggestions as to how the questions are best approached and solved.
Professor Jenkins is a committed member of the arts community. As a trustee at a leading performing arts conservatory, he stays actively engaged in the world of theatre, dance and music. Additionally, Professor Jenkins, a culinary and abstract artist, equally enjoys cooking and painting to create delightful works of art in the kitchen and on canvas or other mediums. A world traveler, Professor Jenkins, enjoys visiting and studying international cities from which a large part of his global perspective is gained to support his teaching in the areas of finance and economics. He has traveled to five continents and explored the following major cities: Caracas, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lagos, London, Mexico City, Montreal, New York City, Paris, Santiago, and Seoul.
Professor Jenkins has research interest in the areas of corporate governance, executive compensation, leadership, mentoring and workforce diversity. In 2010, Professor Jenkins presented as part of team at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Montreal. His presentation, Insights from the Intersection of National Culture and Gender: Exploring the Mentoring Experiences of Women in India was part of a larger symposium discussing cross cultural dynamics in organizations.
Professor Jenkins has published industry articles primarily in internal firm publications on topics relating to banking and regulatory risk management. He is currently assisting with the writing of a paper relating to the Mentoring Experiences of Women in India.
Professor Jenkins is a member or affiliated with the Academy of Management, American Anthropological Association – RACE Project, College Summit, National Association of Black Accountants, the National Black MBA Association, and the PhD Project.