Department Head & Associate Professor, Finance; Associate Professor, International Business; J. Gray Ferguson Eminent Professor

Year Started at JMU: 2008

Contact Info

  • Ph.D.George Washington University
  • M.A. International Trade and Investment Policy, GWU
  • B.A. English and International Studies, China Foreign Affairs University
Professional Interests
  • International Finance and Investments
Personal Interests
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Cooking
Current Courses Taught
  • COB300B
  • FIN355
  • FIN371
  • FIN455
  • FIN488
Positions Held
  • 2014-present, Associate Professor, James Madison University
  • 2009-2014, Assistant Professor, James Madison University
  • 2008-2009, Visiting Assistant Professor, James Madison University
Awards and Recognitions
  • Best Practitioner Publication Award, College of Business, JMU, 2014
  • Best Academic Publication Award, College of Business, JMU, 2013
Key Publications

Empirical Properties, Information Flow, and Trading Strategies of China’s Soybean Crush Spread (with Wilson Liu), 2016, Journal of Futures Markets, (forthcoming).

Stress Testing Portfolio-Specific Risk (with Jason Fink and Kristin Fink), 2013, Journal of Investment Management, 11 (4), 40-57.

Day and Night Returns of Chinese ADRs (with Jiawen Yang), 2012, Journal of Banking and Finance 36, 2795-2803.

Idiosyncratic Volatility Measures and Expected Returns (with Jason Fink and K. Fink), 2012, Financial Management 41 (Lead article), 519-553.

The Evolving Pattern of Price Discovery: Evidence from Chinas Gold and Copper Markets (with Qingfeng Liu and Yan Zhang), Review of Futures Markets, 20, 2012. 395-417.

Regime Switching Analysis of ADR Home Market Pass-Through (with Jiawen Yang), 2011,0;Journal of Banking and Finance 35, 204-214.

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