Zhongdong (Ronnie) Chen

Assistant Professor of Finance

Ronnie Chen

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(319) 273-6067

Zhongdong (Ronnie) Chen

Assistant Professor of Finance

Prior to joining the UNI faculty, Zhongdong (Ronnie) Chen was an assistant professor of finance at Carson-Newman University and finance instructor and business coach at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also a certified Master Business Coach for Marketplace Live Business Simulations, which are widely used in undergraduate and MBA capstone courses.

Knowing students on the personal level makes Chen’s job more fun and meaningful. He likes working with students outside of class — student research projects, finance clubs, and conversations about investments and business opportunities.

Hobbies & Interests:
In his free time, Chen enjoys walking his dogs, taking photos and replacing fruit trees that keep dying on him.


Ph.D. (Finance), University of Tennessee - Knoxville; M.S. (Finance), Sichuan University; B.A. (International Economy & Trade), Sichuan University

Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance; Intermediate Financial Management

Research Interests

Corporate Governance; Empirical Asset Pricing; Banking