Meet our New Faculty: Sean Flynn
Sean Flynn is an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics and Policy at Nolan Hotel School.
Meet Sean Flynn, a new faculty member from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Flynn is an Assistant Professor of Applied Economics and Policy at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and earned his PhD in Finance from Arizona State University. He previously taught at Tulane University.
Learn more about Flynn’s areas of expertise, research focus, courses he will be teaching, and other interests in this Q&A.
Sean Flynn I Assistant Professor of Applied Economics and Policy I Nolan Hotel School
What are your research and teaching areas of focus?
I research real estate, corporate finance, financial institutions and intermediation. My teaching area of focus is real estate, fixed income and financial institutions.
What class will you be teaching this year?
Principles of Real Estate (HADM 4200)
What attracted you to the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and to the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration?
I was attracted by the outstanding faculty and research in the areas of real estate and finance, as well as by the opportunity to teach students in the Nolan Hotel School.
Have you adapted your research or teaching focus in any way because of COVID-19?
I constantly strive to adapt my teaching style and methods to the challenges created by COVID-19.
What first sparked your interest in (your research/area of study)?
My interest in finance and real estate research started during my time working at the Federal Reserve Board during the 2008 financial crisis.
How did you know you wanted to teach? What do you like best about teaching?
I enjoy teaching subject matter that is close to my research interests and professional experience, because I think it is important to inform my teaching with my past experience.
What do you do to recharge?
I enjoy working out and relaxing with my fiancé and dog, preferably near a lake.