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The Mathematical Finance program draws upon faculty from three departments within UNC Charlotte: the Department of Finance from the Belk College of Business, the Department of Economics from the Belk College of Business, and the Department of Mathematics from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  The program is currently managed by the Program Committee:  Weidong Tian (Program Director), Dolly King, Stephen Clark, Hwan Lin, and Mingxin Xu.


Finance 

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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 the Department of Finance award-winning, Ph.D. credentialed professors make significant contributions to applied and basic research. The Department of Finance faculty is published in their fields of expertise and many serve as consultants to top businesses around the globe.

Core finance faculty members include:

Richard Buttimer, Professor of Finance (Ph.D. University of Georgia)
Associate Dean, Faculty & Research
Derivatives, Real Estate Finance, Fixed Income Finance
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Steven Clark, Associate Professor of Finance (Ph.D. Clemson University)
Mathematical Finance, Derivatives, Corporate Finance
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Tao-Hsien Dolly King,  Rush S. Dickson Professor and Professor of Finance (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Chair, Department of Finance
Corporate Finance, Fixed Income Securities
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Christopher Kirby, Professor of Finance & Economics (Ph.D. Duke University)
Asset Pricing, Empirical Finance, Financial Econometrics
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David Mauer, Torrence E. Hemby, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Finance (Ph.D. Purdue University)
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Faith Neale, Associate Professor of Risk Management & Insurance  (Ph.D. Florida State University)
Medical Malpractice, Insurance Regulation, Insurer Solvencey
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Weidong Tian, Distinguished Professor in Risk Management & Insurance and Professor of Finance (Ph.D. McGill University)
Asset Pricing Models, Derivatives, Risk Management
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Economics

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The study of economics offers students a problem-solving discipline to foster their intellectual and career development. The Department of Economics faculty is dedicated to providing students a balanced and broad educational background and preparing them to choose from a wide range of career alternatives.

Core economics faculty members include:

Craig Depken II, Professor of Economics (Ph.D. University of Georgia)
Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Sports Economics
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Hwan Lin, Associate Professor of Economics (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Economic Growth, International Trade, Computational Economics & Finance
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Rob Roy McGregor, Professor of Economics and Coordinator of the M.S. in Economics Program (Ph.D. University of South Carolina)
Monetary Economics, Econometrics, Macroeconomics
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Jennifer Troyer, Department Chair and Professor of Economics (Ph.D. Florida State University)
Chair, Department of Economics
Health Economics, Econometrics, Labor Economics
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Mathematics & Statistics

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Mathematics and Statistics are fields that endeavor to define the world accurately in many different ways. The fields of study range from a B.S. or B.A. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Applied Statistics, or a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics. Th Department of Mathematics and Statistics has the one of the largest and most diverse staff on hand (over 60 faculty and staff) to help students achieve a degree in higher education.

Core mathematics and statistics faculty members include:

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

Jaya Bishwal, Associate Professor of Mathematics (Ph.D. Sambalpur University)
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Wei Cai, Professor of Mathematics, (Ph.D. Brown University)
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Jiancheng Jiang, Associate Professor of Statistics (Ph.D. NanKai University)
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Yang Li, Assistant Professor of Statistics (Ph.D. University of Missouri)

Adriana Oceho, Assistant Professor of Statistics (Ph. D. University of Warwick)
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Mingxin Xu, Associate Professor of Mathematics (Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University)
Stochastic Calculus, Derivatives
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Business Informationation Systems & Operation Management

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BISOM faculty members include:

Monica Johar, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (Ph.D University of Texas - Dallas)

Antonis Stylianou, Professor of Management Information Systems (Ph.D. Kent State University)
E-business, E-commerce, Information Systems Management, Quality Improvement
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Kexin Zhao, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (Ph.D. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)
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College of Computing & Informatics

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CCI faculty members include:

Jianping Fan, Professor (Ph.D. Chinese University of Sciences)
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Mirsad Hadzikadic, Professor and Director of Complex Systems Institute (Ph.D. Southern Methodist University)
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Weichao Wang, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Purdue University)
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David Wilson, Associate Professor (Ph.D. Indiana University)
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Wensheng Wu, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)
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Xintao Wu, Professor (Ph.D. George Mason University)
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Jing Yang, Assistant Professor (Ph.D Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
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