John Hatem


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1990
  • BS, Yale College, 1980

Area of Specialization

  • Finance


John J. Hatem is a professor of finance at Georgia Southern University. He requests that his students: Ask questions, read with comprehension, think, use their imagination, experiment, and do their own work.

Recently read publications include The Myth of Capitalism, by Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn; and The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition, by Theresa Cheung and Dr. Julia Mossbridge.

Reflecting on:

“The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.”   James Baldwin in a 1963 speech entitled, “A Talk to Teachers”

Whenever the government provides opportunities and privileges for white people and rich people they call it ‘subsidies.’ When they do it for Negro and poor people they call it ‘welfare.’ The fact is that everybody in this country lives on welfare. Suburbia was built with federally subsidized credit. And highways that take our white brothers out to the suburbs were built with federally subsidized money to the tune of ninety percent. Everybody is on welfare in this country. The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor. That’s the problem.” Martin Luther King Jr. in a 1968 speech entitled, “To Minister to the Valley”

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the lightbut rather because its opponents eventually die, andnew generation grows up that is familiar with it.” Max Planck in “Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers”, 1950, pp. 33-34.

Office Location

Parker College of Business room 3347
Phone: (912) 478-0754


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 1/22/2019

Department of Finance • P.O. Box 8152, Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-5216 •