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Broadus Mitchell Assistant Professorship

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Established in 2017 by Charles I. Clarvit

CHARLES I. CLARVIT is CEO of CCFO Investments and an angel investor and board member of start-up Brand Yourself. Prior to CCFO Investments, Mr. Clarvit was chief executive officer of Vinci Partners-US, an asset and wealth management firm headquartered in Brazil. He is a former managing director and co-head of BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA), the firm’s fund of funds platform. Mr. Clarvit held significant portfolio management responsibilities and oversaw marketing strategy and client service for the fund of funds business on the BAA platform. He joined BlackRock in 2007 following the acquisition of the fund of funds business of Quellos Group, LLC. At Quellos, Mr. Clarvit served as a principal. He oversaw the Quellos Client Group and held significant portfolio management responsibilities. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Clarvit was a managing director with CIBC Oppenheimer & Co., responsible for alternative investment strategies and private equity advisory services for U.S. pensions, endowments, offshore institutions and high net worth families. From 1978 to 1985, he was with IBM Corporation in a system engineer and marketing capacity.

Mr. Clarvit serves on the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees, the Krieger School Advisory Board, and the Center for Financial Economics Advisory Board. He also is a co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Rising to the Challenge Campaign and a former Second Decade Society member. He received the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Heritage Award in 2009. Mr. Clarvit is a member of the Information School Advisory Board at Syracuse University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences with a concentration in economics and statistics from Johns Hopkins University in 1978. As a student at Hopkins, Mr. Clarvit wrestled, played lacrosse, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He and wife Nancy have two children, Alison and Sam.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarvit’s generous philanthropy has qualified them for the university’s Founders Wall. They recently established two endowed professorships in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: the James Coleman Professorship and the Broadus Mitchell Assistant Professorship.

Held by Nicholas Papageorge

NICHOLAS PAPAGEORGE studied economics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and at the graduate level at the Humboldt Universitaet in Berlin and at Washington University in St. Louis, where he obtained his PhD. Papageorge is currently an assistant professor in the economics department at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught since 2012.

Papageorge’s research focuses on questions in education, labor and health. His underlying research goal is to understand the sources and consequences of economic inequality. Most of his recent efforts center around five broad areas of inquiry: (i) the economic and social effects of pharmaceutical innovation in the context of HIV/AIDS; (ii) inequality in the returns to non-cognitive skills; (iii) the role of expectations, including biases in teacher expectations, in explaining education attainment gaps; (iv) how recent advances in behavioral genetics can be used to understand links among ability endowments, decision-making and economic outcomes; and (v) time constraints, work flexibility and mental health treatment decisions.