Karl Knapp, a Boise State alumnus, will come back to campus as a Professor of the Practice. Knapp is a partner at PJT Partners, a global investment bank based in New York. Knapp has nearly 30 years of experience working in the financial services sector. He will join the College of Business and Economics and the Honors College beginning in August.
“Karl has had a long and successful career in the investment banking industry and is an excellent role model for our students in the Department of Finance,” said Ken Petersen, dean of the College of Business and Economics. “Karl brings a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to campus that is highly valuable for our faculty and students. We are fortunate to have him joining us as a Professor of the Practice.”
Andrew Finstuen, dean of the Honors College, echoed those sentiments, adding that he’s thrilled Knapp has been named a Professor of the Practice.
“For several years, Karl has been mentoring honors students from afar and served as a counselor to the college as it has grown. I am so pleased to see that his wonderful track record of sharing his expertise with Boise State will be further recognized by this well-deserved appointment,” said Finstuen.
Knapp graduated magna cum laude from Boise State in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Boise State, Knapp was named as the University’s second Rhodes Scholar and went on to receive a master’s degree with honors from Oxford University. Knapp is also a graduate of Harvard Business School, receiving a Master of Business Administration in 1988. Knapp lives in New York City with his wife, Luisa, and has four children.