Dr. Jeff Coy is an assistant professor of finance in the Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend. He brings more than 10 years of teaching experience in the areas of corporate finance, international finance, investments, and portfolio analysis. Dr. Coy's published research is focused on the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate exchange rate sensitivity, and leveraged buyouts. His current research focuses on corporate diversification, short interest in acquisition targets, and the risk and leverage dynamics of the firm around the exercise of real options.
Dr. Harry Feng, an assistant professor of finance, worked in financial service companies for several years. He teaches financial management, financial modeling, corporate finance, and energy finance courses. His research interests are agency problems and empirical asset pricing.
Dr. Greg Filbeck holds the Samuel P. Black III Professor of Finance and Risk Management at Penn State Behrend and serves as director of the Black School of Business. Dr. Filbeck has authored or edited nine books and published more than 90 refereed academic journal articles. He has taught courses in corporate finance, investments, portfolio management, and derivatives.
Dr. Timothy Krause is an assistant professor of finance, and his research and teaching interests include investments, derivatives, risk management, and financial institutions and markets. His research on these topics appears in several leading finance journals. Dr. Krause spent 20 years in the financial services industry as an investments professional, holding management positions at several prominent financial institutions. He has previously taught MBA and undergraduate finance courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Pepperdine University, and St. Edward's University.
Bob Patterson is a lecturer in accounting and has also taught courses in statistics, finance, and operations. He is a CPA who maintains an active practice in individual income taxes. He has also served as adviser for the Mu Pi Chapter of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi and has received the Silver Helmet Award for 25 years of service to the chapter.
Eric Robbins has spent his entire career working with the stock market and managing the invested assets and the retirement income needs of retirees. In 2010, he began teaching corporate finance at Penn State Behrend while still working full-time in wealth management, accepting a full-time teaching position in 2013. He is also a Certified Financial Planner and a CFA charterholder, and he continues to consult periodically with clients about their financial needs.
Dr. Jessica Zhao is a professor of finance and department chair for finance and economics in the Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend. She has taught international finance, intermediate corporate finance, cases in finance, and business finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Zhao's research interests include market microstructure, event studies, financial market, asset pricing, and other interdisciplinary areas. Her research in these areas has been published in both academic and practitioner journals.