Dr. Gaiyan Zhang
Department Chair, Finance Board Scholar and Professor of Finance
DBA | Finance Theory and Applications Seminar
Dr. Gaiyan Zhang is a Finance Board Scholar and Professor of Finance at University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is currently the Chair of Department of Finance and Legal Studies. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, an M.S. degree from Fudan University, China, and a Bachelor degree from Nankai University, China. Her areas of research and teaching include empirical corporate finance, credit risk and credit derivatives, financial institutions, financial distress, and international finance. She has over 30 publications including leading finance and International Business journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, among others. Her papers were presented at high-profile conferences in the US and abroad including NBER, FDIC, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, New York Fed, OCC, European Central Bank, Bank of Canada, CDIC, and Bank of Finland. She served as a referee for over 40 journals and grants. Dr. Zhang has won many research and teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity, the Anheuser-Bush Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Douglas E. Durand Award for Research Excellence at UMSL.