WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a University of Maryland professor to a Treasury department post.

The White House released a statement Tuesday announcing the intent to nominate Michael Faulkender to be assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy.

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Faulkender holds a doctorate in finance from Northwestern University and is currently the associate dean of masters programs and a professor of finance at the Smith School of Business. He’s previously held faculty positions at the Olin School at Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern’s Kellogg School.

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According to his university bio, Faulkender’s research focuses on empirical corporate finance in the areas of capital structure, risk management, corporate liquidity, and executive compensation.

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