Faculty profile

Mary Tone Rodgers

Marcia Belmar Willock, Endowed Professor Finance


313 Rich Hall

Office hours

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesdays: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Or by appointment

Completing her MBA at Northwestern University in Evanston IL in 1981, Mary worked at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith in a variety of capacities for 30 years before completing her doctorate at Pace University in New York City in 2011. A CFA Charterholder, Mary continues to advise in an asset management practice today. Her research interests include financial markets, banking and financial history and financial crises. She has presented her work at the National Bureau of Economic Research, at the Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research and the Federal Reserve. Mary's work has been published in the Journal of Economic History, the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Research in Economic History and the Immigrant Entrepreneurship project sponsored by the Department of the Treasury of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Rodgers, Mary T. and Payne, James E. “Post-Crisis Changes in Financial System Structure: An Examination of the J. P. Morgan & Co. Syndicates after the 1907 Panic,” (Forthcoming, 2020) Review of Financial Economics, Special Edition on Patterns in Post-Financial Crisis Periods.
  • Rodgers, Mary T. and Payne, James E.  “Monetary Policy and the Copper Price Bust: A Reassessment of the Causes of the 1907 Panic,” (2018) Research in Economic History, 99-133, Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Rodgers, Mary T. “German Immigrants and J. P. Morgan’s Securities’ Underwriting Syndicates from 1879 through 1918,” (2015), Immigrant Entrepreneurship: The German Experience in America, The German Historical Institute, Washington DC.
  • Rodgers, Mary T. and Payne, James E., (2014). “How the Bank of France changed US equity expectations and ended the Panic of 1907,” The Journal of Economic History, 74 (2), 420-448.
  • Rodgers, Mary T. and Wilson, B. K., (2011). “Systemic risk, missing gold flows and the Panic of 1907,” Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, 14 (2), 158-187.

Awards and honors

  • 2015 President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement
  • Open-SUNY Award for Online Teaching Excellence, February, 2016
  • Outstanding Professorship, SUNY-Oswego Residence Hall Association, April 2019

Classes taught

Fall 2019:

FIN 340 800: TR 6:00 -7:20 pm - 319 Rich Hall
FIN 340 810: TR 7:35 -8:55 pm - 319 Rich Hall
MBA 502 ON2

Spring 2020:

FIN 325 ON1
Fin 340 800 TR 11:10 12:30 pm - 221 Rich Hall
FIN 430 800: TR 9:35 - 10:55 am - 221 Rich Hall