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Graduates of the Finance Program

Dr. Osamah Mohammad Alkhazali is a Professor and interim head of Department of Finance at School of Business and Management of American University of Sharjah. He graduated from University of Memphis in Winter of 1997.

Dr. Asli Ascioglu is a Professor of Finance and Department Chair at Department of Finance of Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. She earned her doctorate degree from The University of Memphis in 2000. At Bryant, she has served as the coordinator of the C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center educational trading room, where she directed the academic integration of the trading room resources into the Bryant curriculum. Her research interests are in market microstructure covering topics such as market liquidity, information asymmetry, and order execution quality. She has published papers in academic journals such as Financial Review, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Financial Services and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Dr. Charlie Charoenwong is an Associate Professor in the Banking and Finance Division at Nanyang Technological University where he is also the Acting Director, Centre for Research in Financial Services. Prior to NTU, Professor Charoenwong taught at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. While in Thailand, he was frequently invited to teach at various universities. At NTU, he teaches Derivatives, Financial Modeling, Financial Management, and Seminar in Finance Theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Professor Charoenwong publishes widely in international refereed journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Financial Review, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and Advances in Pacific Basin Financial Markets. His current research interests are in market microstructure, market efficiency, investments, and corporate finance.

Dr. Jeng-Hong Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Finance in Summer 2004. Dr. Quentin C. Chu is his dissertation chair. Dr. Chen worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Albany State University. He is an Associate Professor of Finance at Central State University, USA.

Dr. Chiraphol Chiyachantana is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Singapore Management University. Previously, he taught at California State University where he was an Assistant Professor. He has published his research in leading journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance and Financial Review. His current research interest in is market microstructure and international finance.

Dr. Chairat Chuwonganant is a Professor at Kansas State University. He has published his research in Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial Markets, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. His current research interest is in market microstructure, investments, roles of securities analysts in financial markets.

Dr. David Ding is Professor of Finance and Associate Head of the School of Economics and Finance at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. Immediately before this appointment, he was an Associate Professor of Finance Practice at the Singapore Management University where he was also the Director of the Master of Applied Finance (China) program. Prior to SMU, he was the Foundation Professor of Finance at the University of New South Wales' Asian campus. David's other academic experience includes appointments as Director of the Center for Research in Financial Services and Head of the Division of Banking and Finance at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Professor Ding has taught Business Finance, Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management, and International Financial Management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Cevat Ertuna is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Bilkent University School of Tourism and Hotel Management. He has several years of banking experience as a senior loan officer, has taught several graduate and undergraduate level finance classes at different Universities in the USA, and consulted with companies and individuals as a SCORE counselor. His research interest is in financial decision making within the corporate environment.

Dr. Nell S Gullet is a Professor of Finance at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She has been a faculty member at UT Martin since 1983. She has been recipient of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award on two occasions. She also was Recipient of the University of Tennessee at Martin Cunningham Teacher/Scholar Award. She has more than 30 scholarly publications and presentations. She is NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and Chair of the Athletics Board for UT Martin.

Dr. Wen-liang Hsieh is a Professor of Finance at Institute of Finance of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He also served as a Professor in Banking and Finance Department at Tamkang University, Taiwan. He has published his research in journals like Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Financial Studies, International Review of Financial Analysis, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies and Financial Review. His research interest is in market microstructure, financial derivatives, asset pricing, ETFs and index funds.

Dr. Xiankui Hu is currently serving as a Professor at Arkansas State University. He joined at this university as an Assistant Professor of Finance in August, 2009. He teaches International Finance and capital management to MBA and undergraduate students. Dr. Hu's research interests are in the areas of market microstructure, corporate finance, derivatives, and market regulations. He has one U.S. patent and a variety of scholarly articles in journals such as Journal of Financial Research, Financial Services Review, and so on.

Dr. Fariz Huseynov is an Assistant Professor of Finance at North Dakota State University. He published articles in popular press, journals and in co-edited books. He has presented his works in several international conferences. Currently, he works on impacts of taxation on corporate valuation, corporate governance, and on market microstructure. He is also interested in studies related to financial markets development in CIS countries. He has taught several courses, such as Business Finance, Financial Markets, Investments and International Finance. He received his PhD in Finance degree from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Archana Jain graduated with Ph.D. in Finance in Summer of 2012. She is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research interests include market miscrostructure, short selling regulations, and corporate governance. Her Ph.D. disseration has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Financial Economics.

Dr. Chinmay Jain is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. He earned his B.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology in 2004 and Ph.D. in Finance from University of Memphis in 2012. His research interests include market miscrostructure, short selling, and financial regulations. He has published his research in Financial Review.

Dr. Young Kwon Kang graduated with Ph.D. in Finance in Summer of 1996. He taught Finance at Tong Yang University in Korea for a few years.

Dr. Mustafa Mesut Kayali is a Professor of Finance at Dumlupinar Üniversity. He graduated from The University of Memphis in the summer of 2002. He has presented his research at conferences such as the International Financial Management Association and Dumlupinar University SBE.

Dr. Jang-Chul Kim is an Associate Professor of Finance at Northern Kentucky University. He earned his BBA and MS in Finance from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from University of Memphis. His research and teaching expertise is in investments, market-microstructure, and corporate finance. His research has been presented at the leading national and regional conferences of Financial Management Association (FMA), Midwest Finance Association (MFA), Eastern Finance Association, and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). He has published articles on market-microstructure in Journal of Financial Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, and Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management.

Dr. Young Guk Kim is an Associate Professor at Soon Chun Hyang University. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Finance in the summer of 1991.

Dr. Lynn Phillips Kugele is a Instructional Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi at Deseto. She earned her Ph.D. from The University of Memphis in 1998 after spending over 25 years in industry. Formerly, she was on the faculty of Christian Brothers University and served as the Dean of the School of Business and Department Chair for several years. She has been on the board of Directors for Institute of Study of Stock Markets since 2001.

Dr. Emre Kuvvet is an Associate Professor of Finance at Nova Southeastern University Florida. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Memphis in 2012.

Dr. Sa Young Lee is a Professor at Chungbuk University, Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree in Finance in the spring of 1998. His current research interest is in time-varying volatility in the Korean stock market, information flows between large and small firms, volatility spillover among international equity markets and volatility and information flows in emerging equity markets.

Dr. Mingsheng Li is a Professor of Finance at Bowling Green State University. He earned his doctorate degree from The University of Memphis in 2000. His research interests are in initial public offerings, agency theory and asymmetric information, market microstructure and emerging markets and foreign exchange markets. He has published papers in premier academic journals such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Financial Management, Financial Review.

Dr. Yun-Yung Lin teaches finance in Banking and Finance Department at TamKang University. He graduated from The University of Memphis in the fall of 1998.

Dr. Michael Scott McCorry is the Head of Implementation Research, Global Markets Strategies Group at Barclays Global Investors, Australia. Prior to joining BGI, Michael was with the Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific (SIRCA), and the University of Sydney, where he was Research Director and Lecturer, respectively. Dr. McCorry has published in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance.

Dr. Graham Robert Mitenko is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Nebraska - Omaha. Dr. Mitenko is Vice President of the Academy of Economics and Finance, a board member of the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, a member of Midwest Finance Association, Eastern Finance Association, Financial Management Association, Southwest Finance Association, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society, Financial Management Honors Society, Academy of Financial Services, Society of Financial Analysts, and the Southern Finance Association. Professor Mitenko's research interests include valuation, franchises, retirement issues, leasing, personal financial management, and entrepreneurship and small business development. His research has been published in Journal of Legal Economics, Financial Practice and Education, Journal of Business Perspectives, and the Midwest Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives.

Dr. Ying Huang graduated from the University of Memphis in the fall of 2012. Her research interests are in Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, and Real Estate; covering topics such as corporate governance, cash holdings, market liquidity, and foreclosures. Her dissertation paper has been accepted by the Journal of Banking and Finance. She is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at University of South Alabama. She formerly served as an Assistant Professor at University of Manitoba.

Dr. Deborah Nichol Pittman is an Associate Professor of Finance at Rhodes College. She has previously served as Director of the Meeman Center of Lifelong Learning and as the Chair of the Department of Economics and Business. Her teaching interest is in corporate finance, international finance, investments, and business policy. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She has published her research in journals such as the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Fixed Income, International Review of Financial Analysis, and the Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting. She has reviewed for journals such as International Review of Financial Analysis, Financial Review, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and has been an FMA annual conference session chairperson. Her research interest is in inflation-indexed bonds, risk premiums under uncertain inflation, and bond duration.

Dr. Bill Rayburn has served as FNC's CEO since the company began. Bill often speaks or sits on panels at major industry conferences and led a consulting firm specializing in seminars for bank regulatory agencies, financial institutions, and appraisal firms before founding FNC. At FNC, he is responsible for steering the company's mission and vision through the Age of Collateral. A former business professor at the University of Mississippi, Bill earned his Ph.D. in Business Finance, Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and Appraisal Institute MAI and SRA designations. Along with FNC co-founder Dennis Tosh, Bill quite literally wrote the book on collateral – actually, a few of them – including Sheshunoff's Bankers Guide to Real Estate Appraisal Compliance and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice: Applying the Standards.

Dr. Nareerat Taechapiroontong earned her Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Memphis in the summer of 2003. Dr. Nareerat works as a Assistant Professor at College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand in 2004 and has served as a full-time finance lecturer and dissertation adviser. Dr. Nareerat's research focuses on market microstructure and behavioral finance. She has published research papers in international refereed journals such as Financial Review and has presented her research at FMA and FEA conferences in the USA.

Dr. Jim Schultz received his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis in Business Administration/Finance in August, 2009, and his MBA from Central Michigan University. Dr. Schultz joined College of Business Administration, Winthrop University as an Assistant Professor. His most recent teaching experience was as adjunct professor at Rhodes College and the University of Memphis where courses taught were: Corporate Financial Management, Financial Markets and Investments. Dr. Schultz spent several months in Nice, France studying at the Institut de Preparation a L'Administration et a la Gestion.

Dr. James Upson received his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis in Business Administration/Finance in May, 2009. He joined University of Texas at El Paso as an Assistant Professor. He has published his research in Journal of Financial Markets. His research interest is in Market Microstructure, Investments, and Corporate Finance.

Dr. Dominique Vacheron is the Vice President - Derivatives Strategist of Fixed Income Group at Rbc Dain Rauscher Inc. He graduated with Ph.D. in Finance in the summer of 2005.

Dr. Bonnie Van Ness is a Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Finance at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Van Ness has published in a number of journals, including: Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, as well as Review of Financial Economics. Prior to joining the University of Mississippi, she has taught at University of North Alabama, Christian Brothers University, Marshall University, and Kansas State University.

Dr. Robert A. Van Ness is a director of the doctoral program and Professor of Finance at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Van Ness is also the director of the doctoral program for the School of Business at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Van Ness's primary area of research examines financial markets and the trading of securities (commonly referred to as market microstructure research). Dr. Van Ness has published in a number of journals, including: Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, as well as Review of Financial Economics. Professor Van Ness won a best paper award at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (1998), the Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting (1999), and the Eastern Finance Association Annual Meeting (2004 & 2006).

Dr. Udomsak (Jeff) Wongchoti is an Associate Professor of School of Economics and Finance at Massey University in New Zealand. He has published over 30 articles in quality journals such as Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance (two articles), the Financial Review (four), Pacific Basin Finance Journal (three), the International Review of Financial Analysis (three), among others. Jeff has also reviewed/examined more than 150 manuscripts/dissertation for journals like JBF, JBFA, PBFJ, FR, and others since launching his career in 2004. He has been supervising eleven PhD candidates at Massey University. A keynote speaker to a seminar organized by State Securities Commission of Vietnam in mid 2010's, he also serves as an Advisory Editor of Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies.

Dr. Linda Yu graduated with a Ph.D. in Finance in 2002. She is currently teaching as a Professor and Department Chairperson at Department of Finance & Business Law, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater. Her research interests are in fixed income securities and issues related to corporate financial management. Dr. Yu's research has been published in the Financial Management, the Journal of Fixed Income, and many other high quality journals.

Dr. Dan Zhou is an Associate Professor of Finance at California State University, Bakersfield. Previously, she has taught at St. John Fisher College, University of Memphis and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She has presented her Research at FMA Annual conference, MFA Annual Conference and American Academy of Accounting and Finance annual conference. She was recipient of a Faculty Research Grant at St. John Fisher College.

Dr. John Timothy Zietlow is a Professor at Robert W. Plaster College Of Business And Computer Science, Southwest Baptist University. He has published several Textbooks/Practitioner manuals as the leading author/co-author. He has made academic presentations at FMA, EFA, MFA and several other well-known finance annual conferences.

Dr. Pawan Jain holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis and also a PhD in Instructional Design from the University of Wyoming. Jain graduated from the University of Memphis in Spring 2013. He has presented at many professional conferences and received an Outstanding Paper Award from the EFA. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Tanakorn Likitapiwat holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. Dr. Likitapiwat graduated from the University of Memphis in 2010. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Chulalongkorn University.

Dr. Daewon Kim holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Memphis in 2012.

Dr. Ahmed Elnahas holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley. Dr. Elnahas graduated from the University of Memphis in 2014. He worked as an Instructor at Eastern Kentucky University.

Dr. Mohamed Mekhaimer holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. Dr. Mekhaimer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2014. He formerly worked an Assistant professor at Clarkson University. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at ST. John Fisher College.

Dr. Bhavik Parikh holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. Dr. Parikh graduated from the University of Memphis in 2014. Currently he is an Associate Professor at St. Francis Xavier University.

Dr. Radetskiy Evgeny holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. Dr. Evgeny graduated from the University of Memphis in 2015. Currently Dr. Evgeny is an Assistant Professor at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Vivek Sharma holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. He is currently working as an Instructor at the department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, at the University of Memphis.
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Dr. Jade O. Planchon holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor of finance at Rhodes College. She had formerly worked in investment banks and also has experience in financial fields at Memphis and New York.

Dr. Olena Nikolsko-Rzhevska is currently working as a professor of practice at the Lehigh University. She joined as an Adjunct Lecturer in 2015 and got promoted to Professor in 2018. She holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Xiaohu Deng holds a PhD in finance from the University of Memphis. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. His primary research areas include empirical corporate finance and asset pricing with specializations in the real effects of financial market frictions on corporate finance, and short selling. He has presented at prestigious conferences such as the American Finance Association (AFA) Annual Meeting, American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting and the Northern Finance Association (NFA) Annual Meeting, and has published his research in the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Dr. Ghada Ismail has completed PhD in Finance from the University of Memphis.