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Portfolio manager , finance educator

James Franklin Sharp, American finance educator, portfolio manager. Chartered finance analyst, 1980; certified in finance management, 1997, outstanding Purdue alumnus, Purdue, 2009.


Sharp, James Franklin was born on September 29, 1936 in Johnson County, Illinois, United States. Son of James Albert and Edna Mae (Slack) Sharp.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University Illinois, 1959. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1966.

Certified management accounting, Purdue University, 1979.


Assistant professor engineering, economics Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1964—1967. Associate professor New York University Graduate School Business, New York City, 1967—1974. Supervisor business research American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1974-1977, district manager corporation planning, 1977-1981, district manager finance management and planning, 1981-1985.

Professor finance Graduate School Business Pace University, 1975-1991. Chairman Sharp Chartered Financial Analyst Review & Institute for Investment Education, 1987-1996, Sharp Seminars, since 1996. Speaker, moderator meetings, since 1965.

Consultant Sharp Investment Management, since 1967. Speaker in fields.


  • Chartered finance analyst, 1980. Certified in finance management, 1997, outstanding Purdue alumnus, Purdue, 2009.


Member North America Society Corporation Planning (treasurer 1976-1977, board directors at large 1977-1978), Institute Management Science (chapter vice president academy 1972-1974, chapter vice president program 1974-1975, chapter vice president membership 1975-1976, chapter president 1976-1977), International Affiliation Planning Societies (council 1978-1984), New York Society Security Analysts (Chartered Financial Analyst Review 1985-1987), Operations Research Society of America (president corporation planning group 1976-1982), American Association of University Professors (vice president Pace University chapter 1988-1990), Theta Xi.


James Albert Sharp

Edna Mae (Slack) Sharp