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THE POWER OF COLLABORATION
At the Fox School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, PhD students work closely with world-renowned faculty to publish their research in top journals and learn best practices in the classroom.
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As an integral part of a major research university, the Fox School of Business is committed to creating, analyzing and disseminating knowledge accross several business disciplines. We believe that quality education derives from discipline-based and practice-focused research.
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Dr. Paul Pavlou, the recently appointed Associate Dean of the Fox School's PhD program, is committed to further improving the doctoral studies program, student research initiatives and faculty-mentor relationships.
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Finance

The PhD concentration in Finance prepares students to assume responsibilities in finance and related departments at major research universities. The department has 21 full-time faculty members who hold doctorates from top business schools across the United States. Our research productivity excels in the areas of corporate finance, banking and asset pricing, and faculty research consistently appears in top journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. Our faculty members also serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Economics and Business. Recently, the Finance department was ranked No. 4 nationally in the research rankings released by the Academics Analytics.

Finance department faculty members have worked closely with students to co-author articles in top field journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Corporate Finance. This method of professional preparation has consistently rewarded our graduates with research positions at “High Research Activity” departments as ranked by the Carnegie Foundation. Recent graduates have found initial appointments at the University of Akron, University of Nevada – Reno and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

For more information about the Finance department, please visit their website.


Finance Faculty

Concentration Advisor: Connie X. Mao

Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Agency Conflicts, Security Markets
Office: Alter Hall 416
E-mail: cmao@temple.edu
Webpage: http://astro.temple.edu/~cmao
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Ronald Anderson

Title: Professor & Chair in Finance
Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance
Office: Alter Hall 420
E-mail: ron.anderson@temple.edu
Webpage: http://www.ronandersonprofessionalpage.net/index.html
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J. Jay Choi

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Global Corporate Governance, International Finance and Strategy, Emerging Markets
Office: Alter Hall 417
E-mail: jjchoi@temple.edu
Webpage: www.jchoi.me


Elyas Elyasiani

Title: Professor
Research Interests: Stock Return Modeling; Institutional, Minority and Foreign Ownership Effects
Office: Alter Hall 413
E-mail: elyas@temple.edu
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Philip English

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Law and Finance, Mutual Funds, Cross-country Corporate Governance
Office: Alter Hall 431
E-mail: philip.english@temple.edu
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Kenneth J. Kopecky

Title: Emeritus Professor
Research Interests: Monetary Economics and Financial Markets
Office: Alter Hall 420
E-mail: kkopecky@temple.edu
Webpage: http://astro.temple.edu/~kkopecky
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Yan Li

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Theoretical and Empirical Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Financial Econometrics
Office: Alter Hall 425
E-mail: liyanlpl@temple.edu
Webpage: http://astro.temple.edu/~liyanlpl
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Yuanzhi (Lily) Li

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Corporate Finance, Investment, Bankruptcy and Distress.
Office: Alter Hall 426
E-mail: yuanzhi.li@temple.edu
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Lalitha Naveen

Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Empirical Corporate Finance, Corporate Board Structure, Executive Compensation
Office: Alter Hall 418
E-mail: lnaveen@temple.edu
Webpage: http://astro.temple.edu/~lnaveen
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Oleg Rytchkov

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Theoretical and Empirical Asset Pricing, Capital Markets, Financial Econometrics
Office: Alter Hall 423
E-mail: rytchkov@temple.edu
Webpage: http://astro.temple.edu/~rytchkov/
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Pavel G. Savor

Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Empirical Asset Pricing, Empirical Corporate Finance, Behavioral Economics
Office: Alter Hall 415
E-mail: pavel.savor@temple.edu

Webpage: http://sites.temple.edu/psavor/
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Finance Students


Serkan Akguc

Serkan joined the PhD program of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Finance Department in Summer 2010. Serkan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey; a Master of Arts Degree in Financial Economics from the University of Maine; and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Prior to joining the Fox School of Business at Temple University, Serkan taught Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance in the Managerial Studies Department of Vanderbilt University as a full time lecturer from 2008 to 2010.

Serkan’s research interests include empirical corporate finance and international finance. Most recently, Serkan has focused his studies on key corporate decisions of privately held firms (e.g. cash holdings and investment) in a multi-country setting.

Serkan is U.S. citizen, married and speaks Turkish and German.

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Ming (Megan) Ju

Ming Ju (Megan) joined the Ph.D program at the Fox School of Business in fall 2013 with a specialization in finance. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Donghua University in China (2011), and a Master of Science degree in Finance from Case Western Reserve University (2013). Ming’s research interests are broadly empirical corporate finance, corporate debt markets, corporate governance, executive compensation, and risk management.

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Sangmook Lee

Sangmook Lee is currently a 5th year doctoral student who is scheduled to make his proposal defense in the coming September. Prior to joining finance doctoral program in Temple University in 2008, he earned his MBA degree from the Ohio State University and gained various professional experience as a senior managers at the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation, a credit analyst at the Daeil Thomson BankWatch Credit Rating agency and a fixed income trader at the Asian Banking Corporation, one of the prestigious investment bank in Korea. His field of expertise is empirical corporate finance and currently working on several papers in the area of the role of sell-side analysts under the supervision of Associate Professor Nalitha Naveen. One of his papers was presented at the Midwest Finance Association in 2011 under the generous grant awarded by the Kauffman Foundation. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


Nathaniel Light

I am a current 5th year PhD candidate in the Finance department at Temple University. I am currently working on research projects in the fields of asset-pricing anomalies and Mergers & Acquisitions, though I also take an interest in behavioral finance and IPOs.

My education background includes a BA from Columbia, where I majored in Mathematics, and an MA in Economics from Central European University. I worked as an equity trader on Wall Street for three years after my undergraduate studies.

My expected date of graduation is May, 2014.


Ezgi Hallioglu Ottolenghi

Ezgi Hallioglu Ottolenghi is a doctoral student of the Finance Department at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. She received an MBA in Finance and International Business from Drexel University (summa cum laude), and a B.S. in Business Administration from Bilkent University, Turkey. During her undergraduate studies she also spent a semester as an exchange student at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Prior to the doctoral program, Ezgi worked in the banking industry and primarily focused on credit analysis at various banks. Most recently she served as Vice President in Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo. Her research interests include Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions.


Michael Puleo

Michael joined the PhD program at the Fox School of Business in 2011. Before coming to Temple University, Michael had studied at the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Finance. His primary research interests include empirical corporate finance and behavioral finance. He enjoys teaching and working with students, and is glad to be a part of the Fox team.


Ivan Stetsyuk

Mr. Ivan Stetsyuk is a doctoral student at the Department of Finance, Fox School of Business. His research interests include financial institutions, mutual funds, executive compensation, and financial time-series.

Prior to joining Fox School of Business, he worked at Investment Management Division of Lehman Brothers (now Barclays Capital).

Mr. Stetsyuk’s recent publications include articles on family controlled companies, compensation, and corporate governance. Mr. Stetsyuk is a member of American Finance Association (AFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), and American Accounting Association (AAA).

Mr. Stetsyuk earned a M.Sc. degree in Finance at Johns Hopkins University. He was a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Mr. Stetsyuk speaks Russian, Ukrainian, French, and Polish.


Shuai Wang

Shuai Wang (Amy) is a 3rd year PhD student in the Finance Department.

She has won two research grants from the Young Scholar Forum, and is currently exploring her research interests mainly in empirical corporate finance. She has been focusing on executive compensation, insider trading and dividend payout policy. She is also actively seeking interesting ideas that have potential regardless of the field.

She has a passion for teaching and is always exploring creative methodologies that could guide students. She worked as a senior tutor and has been popular among students.


Jamie Weathers

Jamie moved from Louisville, KY in the summer of 2011 to join the PhD program in the Finance Department at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. She holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Louisville.

Prior to joining the Fox School of Business at Temple University, Jamie worked as a Midwest Regional Energy Buyer for an energy consultant firm, Summit Energy (now a subsidiary of Schneider Electric).

Jamie’s research interests are focused in empirical corporate finance. She is currently studying the relationship between employee treatment and firm value for large publicly held corporations.


Jingbo Yu

I am interested in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate board structures and executive compensation.


Chi Zhang

I joined in the PhD in Finance program in 2012 fall. I received my Master in Finance degree from University of Delaware, and BA in Finance and Accounting from University of Nottingham, China Campus before joining in Temple.

My main research field is empirical corporate finance. Special purpose acquisition companies, capital structure, and hedging strategies in oil industry are some examples of corporate finance projects I did before. I am currently doing a project about IPO with Dr. Naveen.



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 Financial Aid

All students admitted to our program are considered for full financial support. Funding typically comes in the form of an assistantship and includes full tuition and a competitive stipend for at least four years, based on adequate progress and yearly evaluations. Students who apply before the January 15 deadline will also be considered for Temple’s prestigious university fellowships.

 

 


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Contact


  • Paul Pavlou
    Associate Dean of Research, Doctoral Programs and Strategic Initiatives
    pavlou@temple.edu
    213.268.2259
  • Lisa Fitch
    Assistant Director, Doctoral Programs
    lfitch@temple.edu
    215.204.7677