Dr. Hank Pruden is a professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he has been teaching for 37 years. Dr. Pruden is the executive director of the Institute of Technical Market Analysis (ITMA). At Golden Gate University, he developed the accredited courses in technical market analysis in 1976.
Since then, the curriculum has expanded to include advanced topics in technical analysis and trading. In his courses, Dr. Pruden emphasizes the psychology of trading as well as the use of technical analysis methods. He has published extensively in both areas. He has mentored individual and institutional traders in the field of technical analysis for many years. He presently serves on the board of directors and is past president of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco.
Dr. Pruden was also on the board of directors of the Market Technicians Association (MTA). He has served as vice chair, IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts); From 1982 to 1993 he was a member of the board of trustees of Golden Gate University. He is the recipient of the Life Achievement Award.