ASU Sync classes for Fall 2020

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DBA Faculty

The W. P. Carey DBA faculty are among the leading scholars in their respective fields. They include top faculty members from Arizona State University and other leading business schools including Cornell, MIT, Yale and Texas A&M University.

* Denotes non-W. P. Carey or ASU faculty

Buck Pei

Professor of Accountancy Ker-Wei (Buck) Pei currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baosteel Group, as chairman of the audit committee. Baosteel Group is a Fortune Global 200 company and is one of the largest steelmaker in the world.  Professor Pei also serves on the Board of Directors as Chairman of the nomination committee of Want-Want China Holding - one of the most recognized brands in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He also served as the chairman of Globalization Committee of the American Accounting Association in 1997 and as the President of Chinese Accounting Professors Association North America in 1993 and 1994. Professor Pei consults many multinational firms such as Motorola, Intel, Honeywell, Cisco and Bank of America on various projects relating to supply chain management, customer relationship management, business process reengineering, and e-business initiatives.

Professor Pei's research interests include strategic cost management, strategic innovations in information technology, supply chain integration, behavioral decision-making, and incentive design and performance measurement. He has recently published articles in such leading academic journals as Management Science, Decision Sciences, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting, Organization & Society, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and Journal of Economic Psychology. He has won a number of teaching awards at the W. P. Carey School, including: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1996, and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 1997. He also received a state-wide teaching excellence award - Arizona Teacher of the Year (1998) - from Arizona CPA Foundation for his curriculum innovations in accounting. Professor Pei received his PhD in accounting from University of North Texas in 1986.

Wei Shen

Wei Shen joined the W. P. Carey School in 2010 as an associate professor in the Management department. He received his PhD in strategic management from Texas A&M University. Before joining ASU, he served on the faculty of Rutgers Business School, the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, and the SKOLKOVO Institute for Emerging Market Studies in Beijing. His research interests are in the areas of strategic leadership, corporate governance, organizational search, and research methodology. His works have been published inAcademy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Research, British Journal of Management, and Organizational Dynamics, and among others. He has served on the editorial boards of three leading journals in his field, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal.

Sunil Wahal

Dr. Sunil Wahal received his PhD from University of North Carolina, and is now the Jack D. Furst Professor of Finance at Arizona State University. Prior to his ASU appointment, Professor Wahal was on the faculty (including area chair) at Goizueta Business School, Emory University, and at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He is a consultant to Dimensional Fund Advisors, an asset management firm with over $200 billion under management. Professor Wahal’s research interests are in trading (market microstructure), delegated portfolio management, and trading strategies. He has published extensively in the leading academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.

Jiang Wang*

Professor Jiang Wang received his PhD in Finance from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and his PhD in Physics in 1985 from the same university. Professor Wang is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor at Solan School of Management of MIT. Professor Wang's teaching and research interests are in security trading, option pricing, derivatives, and stock valuation. He published extensively in the leading academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Political Economy. He is currently an editor for four journals: Journal of Financial Markets, Quantitative Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and International Review of Finance. Professor Wang also serves as a research associate of National Bureau of Economic Research (U.S.), member of Financial Advisory Roundtable of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and a member of Financial Advisory Roundtable of NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

Harold Zhang

Ph.D, Economics, Duck University

Huibing (Harold) Zhang is a Finance Professor in the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas、a researcher in TIAA-CREF Institute、a associate editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics. He once was an Associate Professor in both Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Zhang’s research interests are Investments, Asset Pricing, Taxation and he published research paper in academic journals like Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Econometrics. Based on his outstanding researching, he got Runner-Up Award in Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan for the best paper published in volume 14 of the Review of Financial Studies for “Optimal Consumption and Investment with Capital Gains Taxes,” in 2002. In the year of 2004, he received TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award from a paper published on Journal of Finance writing on lifelong financial security. In addition, Professor Zhang once was the associate editor of Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.

Zheng Zhiqiang

Dr. Zheng Zhiqiang received his PhD in Information System Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Heis currently a professor of both Information System department and Finance department atUniversity of Texas at Dallas. He focuses on the professional field of Applied Business Analysis, which includes medical analysis, social media analysis and financial analysis. Professor Zheng has published a series of papers regarding business analysis. Inthe recent four years, the amount of business analysis paper professor Zheng haspublished isin the top ten globally.

Hongquan Zhu

Dr. Zhu received his PhD in Strategy from University of Michigan. He is currently a professor in the department of Management and Entrepreneurship of W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research has been awarded the 2010 Global Management Association Annual Best Doctoral Dissertation Award (William H. Newman Award ). Professor Zhu servers as the editorial board member of Academy of Management Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Strategic Management Journal.