Title: Business Studies
Dr. Gardiner is a seasoned business professor in the Cayman Islands having been on the faculty of AACSB-accredited universities and cited in top peer-reviewed journals in a career spanning over a quarter of a century. She served on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi before pursuing her doctorate at one of the highest-ranked universities in the United States, the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia.
During her post-graduate studies, she was acclaimed throughout the state as being the most effective real estate pre-license instructor. She also had a teaching fellowship at her alma mater. She then joined the faculty of the largest finance department in the states at Northeastern University in Boston where she taught and published in top journals in her field and was cited by business trade journals and the Boston Globe. She served as area coordinator (co-chair of the finance department) among other administrative posts there.
Dr. Gardiner continued to do small business consulting for a liberal arts teaching college in Kansas City where, in addition to teaching all of the finance and strategic policy courses, she started up a successful MBA program thereby helping turn the college into a university. Along the way, she has taught students at four major universities, two community colleges, and one liberal arts university, yet is proud to say that nowhere as she enjoyed teaching small classes of dedicated and enthusiastic students of finance as much as she does here at UCCI where she teaches Financial Management, Intermediate Financial Management, Investments, Financial Markets & Institutions, Principles of Real Estate, Derivatives, Strategic Policy, Finance for Masters in Human Resources, International Certificate in Investment Management, Introduction to Securities & Investment, Risk in Financial Services, and Wealth Management, among others.
She also served on numerous non-profit boards and executive committees including those of a Unitarian Universalist church, charter schools, private lake community, a multicultural education center, local chapter of the Financial Executives International, and the regional office of The American Civil Liberties Union. She has consulted small businesses and has been invited to speak on modern human rights issues as violated by theocracies and various real estate and finance issues.
Ginnie’s research interests include real estate issues, business economics, agency theory, financial markets and derivative securities, among others. She holds a lifetime membership in the American Real Estate Society and has published in refereed journals such as The Appraisal Journal, The Journal of Real Estate Research, The Real Estate Educators Association Journal, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and various proceedings. Her work has also appeared in numerous newspapers.
Dr. Gardiner has served on UCCI’s Curriculum Committee, Accreditation Committee, Environmental & Safety Committee, and the Research & Scholarship Committee. Gardiner coordinates submissions to the “Eye on UCCI” column in The Journal. She was elected to the executive committee of the Cayman Islands Red Cross and to the executive committee of her strata. Gardiner is a volunteer amateur piano player, motorcycle enthusiast, scuba diver and advisor to the backgammon club.