Department of Finance

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


ALLEN CARRION, Assistant Professor, PhD (2018), University of Utah [2024]

PANKAJ K. JAIN, Professor, PhD (2002), Indiana University [2025]

CHRISTINE X. JIANG, Professor, PhD (1992), Drexel University [2020]

THOMAS H. McINISH, Wunderlich Chair, PhD (1978), The University of Pittsburgh [2021]

NAPOLEON OVERTON, Instructor, MBA (1982), University of Memphis [2023]

RONALD W. SPAHR, Professor, PhD (1976), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2024]

MARK SUNDERMAN, Morris Real Estate Chair, PhD (1986), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [2020]


JEFFREY BLACK, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), University of Oklahoma [2024]

VIVEK SHARMA, Instructor, PhD (2018), Indian Statistical Institute [2025]

SABATINO SILVERI, Assistant Professor, PhD (2009), Arizona State University [2021]

KONSTANTIN SOKOLOV, Assistant Professor, PhD (2017), Wilfrid Laurier University [2024}

QUENTIN C. CHU, Professor, PhD (1984), The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [2025]


FRANK ALLEN, BBA (1974), Memphis State University [2021]

BIDISHA CHAKRABARTY, PhD (2004), The State University of New York [2021]

MOHAMMAD HASSAN, PhD (1990) University of Nebraska- Lincoln [2019]

BRIAN JONES, MBA (2000), American University [2021]

RICHARD MARSH, MBA (1994), University of Memphis [2021]

CHRIS NEELY, PhD (1993), University of Iowa [2021]

 JADE PLANCHON,PhD (2018) University of Memphis [2022]

JARED LINNA, MBA (2010) Auburn University at Montgomery [2023]


PEI SHAO, PhD (2007), Schulich School of Business, York University [2021]


NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.

*Adjunct teaching only status no longer requires the submission of the Graduate Faculty Status application.*