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Fred Hood

Visiting Assistant Professor
2122 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, New York (2009)
  • M.S., University of Rochester, New York (2001)
  • B.A., Michigan State University (1998)

Professional/Business Experience

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Dr. Hood served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Iowa State University. Dr. Hood has previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Pamplin College of Business from 2008-2010. Prior to working for Virginia Tech in 2008, Dr. Hood worked for Moody’s KMV in New York, NY developing default risk models.


Dr. Hood’s research interests focus on the measurement and pricing of credit risk. He has also published research in the area of corporate pension risk. His research has been published in the Journal of Banking and Finance and leading practitioner journals.