Karin Bonding retired from the McIntire School at the end of the spring 2015 semester after nearly 20 years of service to the School. Bonding, who joined McIntire in 1996, has an extensive global investment background incorporating marketing, consulting, and management of portfolios and client relationships. She taught Personal Finance and International Finance & Accounting. In 2007, Personal Finance was generously endowed by Robert Hardaway CFA (McIntire ’49) to ensure its continuity at the School. Designed for non-Commerce fourth-year students, the course has been offered at 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for most of Bonding’s tenure. Bonding conducted many financial literacy seminars and workshops on Grounds to undergraduate McIntire students, undergraduate and graduate Engineering students, medical school students, Navy ROTC cadets, and athletes, as well as conducted workshops for several UVA departments (e.g., Communications staff, Alumni Hall staff, and McIntire staff and faculty). She was an instructor to student organization Smart Woman Securities from its beginning at UVA, lectured for The Best of UVA: A Collection of Unforgettable Lectures each semester, and often gave a lecture at UVA’s Reunions Weekend. While at McIntire, Bonding was also on the faculty of UVA’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies and a Visiting Professor at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China, teaching investment management and strategy. She taught the same course at the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies, in Seoul, Korea. An active member of CFA Institute, Bonding was named Director of McIntire’s University Program Partnership with CFA Institute, which allows the School to award 10 scholarships toward the CFA exam fee to deserving fourth-years and graduate students. In addition to her role as a dedicated educator, Bonding was a NASD securities arbitrator from 1996 to 2005 and now serves on the boards of directors of several funds managed by Salient Partners.
A new study by Tom Bateman and Washington & Lee University Professor Andrew Hess, titled “Different Personal Propensities among Scientists Relate to Deeper vs. Broader Knowledge Contributions,” appeared March 2, 2015, in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (Read the McIntire Exchange story.)