January 28, 2021

The Catholic University of America's Academic Senate voted to promote Dr. Anthony Cannizzaro to the rank of Associate Professor. Recently, Dr. Cannizzaro received the the Advancement of Teaching Award from Catholic University's Provost.

Dr. Anthony Cannizzaro serves as the Director of the Strategy Management & Operations Academic Area. His academic interests lay at the intersection of business, government, and civil society. His research is interdisciplinary, synthesizing theory from international strategy with complementary areas such as institutional economics, political economy, and economic sociology to better understand how multinational firms engage with diverse stakeholders. His current work examines the implications of institutions, political relations, and state ownership on the transparency of foreign direct investment.

Dr. Cannizzaro's research has been published in top outlets including the Journal of International Business Studies, Accounting, Organizations & Society and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. His work has also been recognized by the Academy of International Business with a nomination for the AIB/Temple Best Paper Award, and by the Academy of Management as a finalist for the International Management Division Willamette Best Paper in Social Responsibility Award. Further, he is two-time recipient of the Chei-Min Paik Award for Excellence in Business Research from the George Washington University.

Dr. Cannizzaro is an active member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He has been recognized with multiple Best Reviewer Awards from the Academy of Management, and previously served as chair of the International Management Division's Doctoral Student Committee.

Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Cannizzaro worked at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a multinational investment banking firm specializing in the financial services industry. His primary role involved advising bank and thrift institutions on corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and raising and managing capital. While at KBW, he executed over a billion dollars in M&A and capital raising transactions and advised scores of clients in conjunction with the US government’s Troubled Assets Relief Program.