The Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes new Dean, David Tennant, Professor of Development Finance. Professor Tennant served previously as Head of the Department of Economics, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences, and also as Economist in the Financial Regulations Division of the Jamaican Ministry of Finance and Planning.
He has a strong background in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. His areas of specialization include: Financing Development in Emerging Markets; Financial Crises; and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development. He has numerous publications in international refereed journals, and two refereed books. Over the past 15 years, Professor Tennant has worked on a number of high-level projects on Fiscal Management, Financial Crisis Management, Financial Sector Development, Financing the Growth and Development of the MSME Sector in Jamaica, and National Intellectual Property Strategies. Professor Tennant had served for numerous years on the Board of Commissioners for the Financial Services Commission. He is now a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Bank of Jamaica and of the Board of Directors of the Planning Institute of Jamaica.