Faculty

UNC Charlotte's national reputation and connection to America's second largest financial city attracts professors from all over the world. Belk College students enjoy the advantage of learning from a full-time faculty that combines a passion for teaching and research with a commitment to their students' success. Through innovative applied research, our award-winning professors make significant contributions to their fields of expertise.

Our faculty are quoted and cited in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, are published in top journals in their disciplines, and many serve as consultants to top businesses around the globe. 

The Ph.D. in Business Administration program draws primarily upon faculty from the Department of Finance and the Department of Economics in the Belk College of Business, with support from the Department of Mathematics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Below is a list of faculty members from each department who participate in the program. Biographical information for professors from the Belk College is also available at the Belk College faculty homepage.


Finance

Lloyd Blenman
Professor of Finance (Ph.D. Ohio State University)

Finance Theory, Derivatives, International Finance

Richard Buttimer
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Finance 

Professor of Finance (Ph.D. University of Georgia)
Derivatives, Real Estate Finance, Fixed Income Finance

I-Hsuan Ethan Chiang
Assistant Professor of Finance (Ph.D. Boston College)

Asset Pricing, Financial Econometrics, Fixed Income Securities, Portfolio Management

Steven Clark
Associate Professor of Finance (Ph.D. Clemson University)

Mathematical Finance, Derivatives, Corporate Finance

John Gandar
Professor of Economics & Finance (Ph.D. University of Missouri)

Applied Microeconomics, Economic History, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Sports Economics

Yufeng Han
Associate Professor of Finance (Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis)

Empirical Asset Pricing, Mutual Funds, International Finance, Term Structure, Financial Econometrics

Tao-Hsien Dolly King
Chair, Department of Finance

Rush S. Dickson Professor and Professor of Finance (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Securities

Christopher Kirby
Professor of Finance & Economics (Ph.D. Duke University)

Asset Pricing, Empirical Finance, Financial Econometrics

David Mauer
Director, Ph.D. Program
Torrence E. Hemby Sr. Distinguished Professor of Finance (Ph.D. Purdue University)

Faith Neale
Associate Professor of Risk Management & Insurance (Ph.D. Florida State University)

Medical Malpractice, Insurance Regulation, Insurer Solvencey

Steven Ott
Dean, College of Business
John Crosland Sr. Distinguished Professor of Real Estate (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Derivatives, Financial Markets, Real Estate Finance

Weidong Tian
Distinguished Professor in Risk Management & Insurance and Professor of Finance (Ph.D. McGill University)

Asset Pricing Models, Derivatives, Risk Management

Kiplan Womack
Assistant Professor in Real Estate (Ph.D. University of Georgia)
Real Options, Land Values, Development, Redevelopment

Yilei Zhang
Assistant Professor of Finance (Ph.D. University of Iowa)
Security Issuance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Structure, Corporate Governance


Economics

Craig Depken II
Director, M.S. in Economics Program
Professor of Economics (Ph.D. University of Georgia)

Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Sports Economics

Paul Gaggl
Assistant Professor of Economics (Ph.D. University of California at Davis)

Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

John Gandar
Professor of Economics & Finance (Ph.D. University of Missouri)

Applied Microeconomics, Economic History, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Sports Economics

Christopher Kirby
Professor of Finance & Economics (Ph.D. Duke University)

Asset Pricing, Empirical Finance, Financial Econometrics

Hwan Lin
Associate Professor of Economics (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Economic Growth, Public Finance, Microeconomics

Thomas Mayock
Assistant Professor of Economics (Ph.D. Florida State University)

Urban Economics, Public Economics, Real Estate, Credit Risk

Rob Roy McGregor
Coordinator of the M.S. in Economics Program

Professor of Economics (Ph.D. University of South Carolina)
Monetary Economics, Econometrics, Macroeconomics

Dmitry Shapiro
Associate Professor of Economics (Ph.D. Yale University)

Behavorial Economics and Finance, Experimental Economics, Game Theory, Theoretical Microeconomics

Jennifer Troyer
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Professor of Economics (Ph.D. Florida State University)

Health Economics, Econometrics, Labor Economics

Kelly Vosters
Assistant Professor of Economics (Ph.D. Michigan State University)

Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, the Economics of Education

Artie Zillante
Associate Professor of Economics (Ph.D. Florida State University)

Auctions, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organizations


Mathematics

Joel Avrin
Professor of Mathematics (Ph.D. University of California - Berkeley)

Real Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics

Jaya Bishwal
Associate Professor of Mathematics (Ph.D. Sambalpur University)

Stochastic Differential Inference (SDI),  Mathematical Finance, Financial Econometrics, Stochastic Analysis and Probability

Mohammad A. Kazemi
Professor and Associate Chair of Mathematics


Adriana Ocejo Monge
Assistant Professor of Statistics (Ph.D. University of Warwick, UK)

Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Finance, Stochastic Optimal Control