Zhongdong (Ronnie) Chen
Assistant Professor of Finance
Ph.D. (Finance), University of Tennessee - Knoxville; M.S. (Finance), Sichuan University; B.A. (International Economy & Trade), Sichuan University
Corporate Finance; Intermediate Financial Management
Corporate Governance; Empirical Asset Pricing; Banking
Prior to joining the UNI faculty, Zhongdong was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Carson-Newman University and business coach at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He teaches Corporate Finance and Intermediate Financial Management at UNI. Zhongdong is a certified Master Business Coach for Marketplace Live Business Simulations, which are widely used in undergraduate and MBA courses at business schools.
Zhongdong is active in research and has presented his work at many conferences including FMA, MFA, and SFA. He has also served as a referee for various Finance/Econ journals.
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