Yuval Bar-Or Biography

Yuval is a leading expert in decision-making in the context of risk. He is a former business executive and current Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, where he primarily teaches investments, corporate finance, wealth management, and risk and accountability courses. Yuval is the author of seven books, including the Pillars of Wealth series for medical professionals, Leveraging People for a Corporate Turnaround, and Is a PhD for Me? In his first year at Johns Hopkins University, Yuval was awarded the Carey Business School’s Excellence in Teaching Award 2015. He received the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.


Dr. Yuval Bar-Or, Ph.D.

Yuval held senior strategy and operations roles with some of the world’s leading risk management firms, including KMV and Algorithmics. His roles have included managerial responsibilities in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Singapore, and Sydney. His risk management expertise has assisted banks in management of over a trillion dollars in assets.

Yuval has lectured extensively in academic and professional settings on the subjects of decision making, risk management, and financial literacy. He has been a contributor on Forbes.com and has been quoted in various media, including The Wall Street JournalBloomberg BusinessWeek, The Baltimore Sun, TheStreet.comAmerican Public MediaBankrate.com, Washingtonian, Investopedia.com, AdvisorOne.comInvestmentNews.comThe Arizona Republic,Consumers Digest, FoxBusiness.comUS News & World ReportTreasury & RiskMorningstar.com,RIABiz.com, WalletHub.com, Sweet Fish Media, cdtv.netProgressive Dentist Magazine, the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, and the Journal of Medical Practice Management.

Yuval holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an engineering degree (B.Eng.) and two economics degrees (B.A. summa cum laude, M.A.) from Canada’s McMaster University. As a college student he was a member of the varsity wrestling and rugby teams, and prior to that a provincially ranked gymnast.

Yuval was born in the USA and spent over a decade in Israel and Canada. Recently, he qualified for a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and enjoys jogging and kayaking, as well as scuba diving.