Faculty

Ph.D., Penn State
MBA, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
B.S.B.A, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

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.

MBA, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
B.S., Economics, University of Michigan

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.

Ph.D., Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University in Bloomington

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 & FinanceJournal of Behavioral FinanceFinancial ManagementFinancial Analysts JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research, and Journal of Management.

Ph.D., Finance, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MBA, University of Texas at Arlington
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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 JournalJournal of Banking & FinanceJournal of Financial ResearchJournal of Empirical FinanceFinancial Analysts JournalJournal of Financial Services ResearchQuarterly Review of Economics and Finance; and the Journal of Applied Finance.

Ph.D., New York University, Economics
B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Yong O. Kim received his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Kim taught finance courses at Rutgers University, Baruch College, and University of Manitoba. However, for the past 18 years, he worked for banks, primarily dealing with quantitative financial modeling. Dr. Kim teaches financial management and financial institutions and markets

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Arlington
MPA, University of Texas at Arlington
B.A., English Education, Hunan Normal University, China

Dr. Bo Ouyang is an educator and researcher in financial accounting and auditing. 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.

Ph.D., Management Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.S., Systems, University of Colorado Boulder
B.E., Automation, Shanghai Jiaotong University

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 OMEGAJournal of Global OptimizationOptimization LettersInternational 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.