Jocelyn Evans, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor of Finance

Address: Beatty 203
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 843.953.6405 (o) and 678.438.7775 (c)
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Dr. Evans joined the School of Business in 2005 and has progressed through a series of teaching and advising roles. She earned her B.S. at Barat College and proceeded to gain an M.B.A at Washington University along with a Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. Evans prides herself in teaching finance classes to graduate and undergraduate students along with her role as chair of the Economics and Finance department. Her research interests include banking, corporate governance, financial distress and compensation. Evans is also a proud mom with a son and daughter who both played collegiate soccer. She is the recipient of many awards including the Distinguished Research Award from the School of Business in 2008. She also finds the time to work with the MLK committee along with being a visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta since 2007.


University of South Carolina - Columbia, South Carolina
Ph.D., Finance 

Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri
M.B.A. in Finance 

Barat College - Lake Forest, Illinois
B.S., Business Administration

Research Interests

  • Financial Management
  • Banking

Courses Taught

  • FINC 303 Business Finance
  • FINC 313 Management of Financial Institutions
  • FINC 418 Advanced Valuation and Corporate Financial Analysis
  • FINC 503 Financial Management

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of School of Business and Economics Distinguished Research Award, College of Charleston, 2008.
  • Recipient of Multicultural ExCel Business School Faculty of the Year Award, College of Charleston, 2009.


Evans, J., Perrault, E., and Jones, T. (2017). “Managers’ moral obligation of fairness to (all) shareholders: Does information asymmetry benefit privileged investors at other shareholders’ expense?”, Journal of Business Ethics, 140(1), 81-96.

Hogan, Robert and Jocelyn Evans, Does the Strategic Alignment of Value Drivers Impact Earnings Persistence? 2015, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal 6, 2015, 374-396.

Jones, Timothy, Justin Benefield, and Jocelyn Evans, Should Investors Buy Bankrupt Properties from Private REITs and RELPs? An Empirical Examination, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 2016 22 (1), 31-46.

Evans, Jocelyn, Timothy Jones, and James Malm, The New AACSB Faculty Qualification Criteria: The Impact on a Teaching Focused Public and Private School of Business, 2016, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice 16 (3), 43.

Evans, Jocelyn, and Timothy Jones, The Effectiveness of Stock Simulations and Technology: The Importance of Kolb Student Learning Styles in Introduction to Finance Courses, 2016, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 2016 15 (3), 56-67.

Evans, Jocelyn, Timothy Jones, and Garrett Mitchener, An ownership network framework for managers’ accelerated SEO decisions: The importance of connected institutional investors in the real estate industry, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 2016 22 (2), 159-178.

Evans, Jocelyn, Timothy Jones, and Glen Mueller, When Passive Index Investors Engage in Activist Corporate Governance: The Existence of Correlated Institutional Ownership across the REIT Industry, Forthcoming at the Journal of Accounting and Finance, 2017 16 (7)

Evans Jocelyn, Snyder Marcia, Wang Weishen " “Negative Externalities of Student Debt:  the Impact on Human Capital Development” Forthcoming at the Journal of Economics and Finance Education 2014

Evans, Jocelyn and Leila Borders, Strategically Surviving Bankruptcy during a Global Financial Crisis: The Impact of Government Policies, Journal of Business Research 2014: 2738-2742.

Bryant, Lonnie, Evans Jocelyn and Anthony Bishari,“Status Quo Bias in the Mutual Fund Market: Consumer Inertia Amidst Benefitless Fee Increases” The Banking and Finance Review 3 (2) 2012: 90-107.

Evans, Jocelyn, “An Ethical Analysis of the Personal Financial Manager’s Dilemma in a Bankruptcy Case”  Journal of Financial Education 38 (1/2) 2012: 34-45.

Evans. Jocelyn, David Henderson, and Brad Trinkle, “The Link between Financial Internet Reporting and Information Asymmetry for American Depository Receipts” Forthcoming at the Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing 7 (9) 2011:

Evans, Jocelyn, Weishan Wang, and Joan Lin, “Comprehensive Study of the Stock Market’s Reaction to Fairness Opinions” Journal of Investing 20 (3) 2011: 75-84.

Evans, Jocelyn, Kofi Dadzie, and Rhonda Mack, "An Examination of the Impact of Product and Service Quality Perceptions on Customer Loyalty in Rural Banks in Ghana: Some Empirical Insights, " Global Business and Economic Review Management 10 (1/2) 2010: 100-114.

Bryant, Lonnie, Jocelyn Evans, and Philip H. Siegel, “Analysts Reliance on the Capital Market’s Estimate for Firm Growth Potential: An Empirical Analysis of Forecast Error and Bias” i-manager’s Journal of Management Vol. 4 (2) 2009: 21-36.

Evans, Jocelyn and Frank Hefner, “Business Ethics and the Decision to Adopt Golden Parachute Contracts: Empirical Evidence of Concern for All Stakeholders,” Journal of Business Ethics Vol. 86 (1) 2009: 65-79.

Evans, Jocelyn, Mark Pyles, and Hyuntai Choo, “Antitakeover Techniques and Corporate Ownership Structure,” Managerial Finance Journal Vol. 35 2009: 6-24.

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