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Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Department: Strategic Management and Public Policy
Address: Funger Hall 201
JD, University of Buffalo Law School, 1971
Georgetown University, School of Languages and Linguistics, 1968
Areas of Expertise: Environmental finance, environmental law, energy and environmental economics, project finance, venture capital, international trade
Curley has been a practicing attorney, a financial services executive specializing in economic development and environmental infrastructure issues, and a consultant providing expert advice to wide array of public and private sector organizations in 39 countries. He has advised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Shell (U.K.) Oil Foundation, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Environment Program, the National Leagues of Cities, and the World Resources Institute, among others.
Curley held a number of key posts in government. He served as president of the New York Job Development Authority, deputy secretary and general counsel to the New York State Department of Economic Development, counsel to the New York State Science & Technology Foundation, the State’s venture capital agency, and as a legislative assistant to a Congressman in Washington.
Curley was a pioneer in the financial services industry, founding the third financial guaranty insurance company in the world, which he eventually sold to a major international bank. He was also a partner in the New York City law firm of Shea & Gould.
Curley was an adjunct professor at University of Vermont Law School, the Stern School of Business at New York University, and was a senior lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, both at the Carey Business School and in the environmental management program in the Whiting Engineering School. He founded the Environmental Finance Centers at the University of Maryland, Syracuse University, and Cleveland State University.
Curley is the author of The Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems, and is currently writing Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment for publishers Taylor & Francis. Among his many board positions, he served for 21 years on the Environmental Financial Advisory Board at EPA under four Presidents, and while living in New York, Mayor Ed Koch appointed him to the board of the United Nations Development Corporation.