John Hatem

EducationJohn Hatem April 2013 web quality

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1990
  • BS, Yale College, 1980

Area of Specialization

  • Finance


John J. Hatem is a professor of Finance in the Department of Finance and Economics at Georgia Southern University. He requests that his students: Ask questions, read with comprehension, think, use their imagination, practice, and maintain their integrity. He affirms the importance of an educated and independent-minded citizenry for the proper functioning of American society.

Recently read publications include With the Old Breed, by E. B. Sledge; Seven Last Words, by James Martin, SJ; and Superforecasting: the Art and Science of Prediction, by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner.

He is currently pondering:

The relationship between forecasting and precognition;

“The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated” as stated by James Baldwin in a 1963 speech entitled, “A Talk to Teachers”;

The connection between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA in the origins of cancer;

The juxtaposition of Daniel 5:27, “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.” and   Wislawa Szymborska’s statement: “We know ourselves only insofar as we have been tested.”

Office Location

COBA 3347
Phone: (912) 478-0754


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 8/24/2017

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