Ling Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Phone 816-501-3697

Dr. Ling Zhang, Associate Professor of Finance in Avila’s School of Business, teaches finance courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The courses she has taught include financial management, investments, international finance, derivatives, a finance case study course, and a quantitative analysis course.

Her research interests include corporate liquidity management, corporate governance, CEO compensation, corporate cash holdings, the performance and risk related topics of bank holding companies. She has also presented her research in national finance conferences. She is serving as the reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Zhang also has very strong quantitative skills and computer programming skills. She is good at SAS and STATA softwares. Dr. Zhang earned her Ph.D. in finance from Temple University. She has published a number of articles in top peer-reviewed journals and remains active in her research.

In her spare time, she likes reading, exercising, and traveling.

B.A. Nankai University China
M.S. Southern Illinois University
Ph.D. Temple University
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