Professor Ronald Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Finance & Economics Department at Rutgers Business School. He teaches real estate finance, investments and financial management courses on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses. Prior to Rutgers, Ron was Senior Vice President with ConnectOne Bank. He also served in executive management positions at Prudential Financial, Wells Fargo and Spencer Savings Bank. Professor Shapiro received his MBA degree in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree in Economics from SUNY at Stony Brook. He is a CPA and former Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University’s Kislak Real Estate Institute and New York University’s School of Continuing Education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Edison Affordable Housing Corporation. He serves as a Community Advisory Board member of Two River Community Bank. He is a columnist for Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at various real estate industry conferences and is a Regional Planning Committee Member of the NJ Mortgage Bankers Association.