Michael A. Goldstein, Ph.D., a call firefighter/EMT with Sherborn Fire Department, has taken the reins of the Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters Association (MCVFA) as its new President. President Goldstein is a call firefighter/EMT with the Sherborn Fire Department and graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Academy as part of Call/Vol Class 083/086 (the class disrupted during Covid) in 2020. He holds Fire Instructor I, Firefighter I/II, and HazMat certifications. He serves on the Board of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and has served as a Regional Vice President of the MCVFA.
Outside of his call volunteer work, Dr. Goldstein is a Professor of Finance at Babson College where he holds the Donald P. Babson Chair of Applied Investments. He currently also holds a three-year appointment as a Visiting Professorship Fellow at the Climate Change Research Center at the University of New South Wales. He also is an Honorary Professor of Environment and Society at Brown University.
He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Financial Management and an Editor at Weather, Climate and Society, a journal of the American Meteorological Society, and Senior Editor at The Journal of Climate Finance. Previously, he was the Editor-in-Chief of The Financial Review. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Financial Markets and Finance Research Letters.
Dr. Goldstein has received four U.S. National Science Foundation grants related to Arctic Economics. His work in the Arctic has taken him to near or above the Arctic Circle, including Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada), Fairbanks, Barrow, Point Barrow (Alaska), and Akureyri (Iceland). Some of his work can be seen at www.arcticecon.com. He has multiple publications on climate science in science journals.
He served on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)’s Economic Advisory Committee and was Chair from 2011 to 2021. Dr. Goldstein previously served as a member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board from 2003 to 2005 and served as Chair in 2005. Dr. Goldstein was chosen to be the Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for 1997-1998 and was the eighth academic to hold that post. His research covers market microstructure, corporate bonds, climate change, dividend payments around the world, privatization of formerly communist countries, and real estate, and has consulted Fortune 100 companies and financial firms on financial strategy, international strategy, and complex litigation.
At Babson, Dr. Goldstein was the first Faculty Director of Babson’s Master of Science in Finance program from 2016 to 2021. Previously, he was Chair of the Finance Department from 2012 to 2015, and Chair of the Faculty Senate from 2009-2010. He has been designated a Babson Faculty Scholar multiple times. At Babson, Dr. Goldstein has taught undergraduate, graduate, and Executive Education classes.
After receiving his B.S., MBA, MA, and Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Goldstein taught at both the University of Colorado at Boulder and at Boston College prior to joining the faculty at Babson. Dr. Goldstein has taught undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and Executive Education courses in corporate finance, valuation, markets and instruments, and financial institution management.
Prior to completing his graduate work, Dr. Goldstein was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in their Capital Markets division.