Dr. Karen Duhala is the director of management programs and assistant professor of accounting and finance. Her teaching experience includes positions at Florida International University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she taught corporate finance and investments. She served as an investment adviser for 15 years, holding Series 7 General Securities Representative; Series 66 Investment Adviser; and Pennsylvania Life, Accident, and Health Insurance licenses. Dr. Duhala teaches courses in accounting, financial management, and investments, with an emphasis on sustainability and corporate responsibility.
Michael Hahn worked as an institutional investor for more than 20 years. He began his career in fixed-income and then managed equity mutual funds at two different firms, Pilgrim Baxter and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. He worked at an Equity Market-Neutral Hedge Fund, Bryn Mawr Capital, for 12 years, as a portfolio manager and trader. Mr. Hahn is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Currently, Mr. Hahn conducts equity research for a Connecticut Gold Mining Sector Fund and manages a small family office, Serotiny Capital. He also heads due diligence for an angel investment group, Delaware Crossing. He is a Penn State grad, parent, and volunteer. He currently serves on the Penn State University Libraries Development Board.
Thomas Harvey is an instructor of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes 14 years in investment banking, responsible for the origination, design, and execution of capital markets solution for middle-market companies, including corporate sales, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations. His expertise includes corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and financial risk management.
Dr. Daniel C. Indro teaches financial modeling, valuation, real options, and quantitative methods courses. He was the 2004 recipient of Penn State Great Valley's Teaching Excellence Award. He was selected as a 2013–14 Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan, where he served as a U.S. cultural ambassador and taught at Soochow University in Taipei. He has published his research in such publications as Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Financial Management, Financial Analysts Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, and Journal of Management.
Dr. Pornsit (P.J.) Jiraporn is an associate professor of finance specializing in corporate finance. He has conducted research in areas such as corporate governance, earnings management, capital structure, dividend policy, corporate diversification, and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Jiraporn's research has appeared in numerous journals, including Academy of Management Journal; Journal of Banking & Finance; Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Empirical Finance; Financial Analysts Journal; Journal of Financial Services Research; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; and the Journal of Applied Finance.
Dr. Sang Mook Lee received his Ph.D. from Temple University (2014) and his MBA from the Ohio State University (2007). Prior to joining Penn State University, he gained professional experience as a senior manager at the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation and as a fixed income trader at the Asian Banking Corporation. He has been successful in publishing papers in many prestigious journals, including Financial Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Business & Society, Human Resource Management, and International Business Review. He teaches multinational managerial finance, financial markets and institutions, financial derivatives, and fixed income securities. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Dr. Bo Ouyang is an educator and researcher in financial accounting and auditing. He has published his research in such publications as The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and Organization Science. He has studied accounting information disclosure, corporate governance, auditor independence, audit fees, and ethics in accounting. Dr. Ouyang is an associate professor of accounting at Penn State Great Valley School of Professional Studies.
Dr. Qiang (Patrick) Qiang's research interests include network vulnerability study. He is also interested in sustainable supply chains. He developed network performance/efficiency measures that have been applied to supply chains, transportation networks, the internet, and finance. Dr. Qiang's research has appeared in such journals as OMEGA; Journal of Global Optimization; Optimization Letters; International Transactions in Operational Research; and EPL. He also co-authored the book Fragile Networks: Identifying Vulnerabilities and Synergies in an Uncertain World, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in 2009.
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