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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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Adjunct Faculty

Janney Carpenter, Adjunct Professor


Janney Carpenter has over 20 years experience in development finance, with a focus on microfinance and sustainable development. She has been an independent consultant since 2003. Prior to 2003, she was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant with ShoreBank Advisory Services, were she spent twelve years consulting nationally and internationally in development finance and specialized in microfinance and small business development. Internationally, her clients have included the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Grameen Bank, international donors, OECD and The World Bank. In the US, her clients have included for-profit and non-profit community development finance organizations, major financial institutions, national foundations (including the Ford Foundation and Charles Stewart Mott Foundations), and local entities such as the City of Denver and Colorado Housing & Finance Authority.

Ms. Carpenter is currently and Adjunct Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She served on two non-profit boards, including Colorado Enterprise Fund (since 1995) and the Cherry Hills Land Preserve (since 2009). Janney was an Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University between 1998 and 2002 where she taught a course on development finance. Prior to joining ShoreBank in 1991, she was Vice President at JP Morgan in New York. She has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University (1984) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago (1995).


  • INTS 4339: Microfinance
  • INTS 4549: Practical Tools for Microfinance