Forbidden Peak

I have this picture hanging in my office. I took it from the top of Boston Peak in the North Cascade mountains, in September 2005. Boston Peak does not get climbed often – it has a bad reputation for loose rock, and a gruesome fatal fall from near the top is a well-known tale. But there is a register at the top. Someone wrote in it: "This is the most intense place I have ever been." That about sums it up.

This picture, without the labels, has been on my wall for a few years, but I recently realized something about it that makes it even more special. Most prominent is Forbidden Peak, with its pyramidal top and famous west, north, and (coming right at you in the picture) east ridges. In the distance to the left are Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. Between the two is a ski traverse I did a couple years ago, coming up the Eldorado Glacier on the left, traversing to the Inspiration Glacier, Klawati Glacier, and North Klawati Glacier. Along the way we visited Austera, Klawati, and Primus Peaks. This picture shows the area in September, when the snow cover is low. But in the spring we were able to ski around the NE buttress of Austera Peak onto the large and gentle slope of the North Klawati Glacier. Pretty cool stuff.

Professional associations – Jonathan M. Karpoff

Here are some of the organizations with which I have some connection and which I support:

• Currently an Associate Editor of the following research journals:

Journal of Finance

Journal of Financial Economics

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis  

• International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation and an External Fellow at the Corporate Governance Center at Drexel University


Previous activities and causes:

• I support and (when asked) participate at The Ph.D Project

• Former board member, Puget Sound Community School

• Past President and Trustee for Financial Management Association International

Former Director of the UW's Environmental Management Program, which is now a part of the UW's Program on the Environment (PoE)

• Former Managing Editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (1989 - 2003)

• Former Director of the Foster School's CFO Forum (2004-2007)

• Associate Editor for Management Science (2010 - 2016)

• Member of the Searle Civil Justice Institute Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Task Force (2012 - 2015)



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