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Weishen Wang, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Finance

Address: Beatty 404
Office Hours: TR 8:40-9:10 am, 1:00-3:00 pm; and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.0887
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Weishen Wang, Ph.D., joined College of Charleston as an assistant professor of finance in August 2011. He holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Management Engineering, a master degree in Management Engineering, and a Ph.D. in finance. Before joining academia, he worked in the banking sector for four years, advising borrowers in financial distress on asset restructuring or mergers to improve the quality of bank’s credit assets. Dr. Wang is a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and a certified Global Scholar.


Ph.D. in Finance, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida May 2007

M.S. in Industrial Management Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China July 1997

 B.S. in Industrial Management Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China July 1994

Research Interests

Corporate Finance

Financial Institutions


Risk Management

Emerging Markets

Courses Taught



Corporate Finance

Financial Institutions

Real Estate Finance

Business Statistics

Financial Report Analyses

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Non-tenured Professor, Lewis College of Business, Marshall University, 2009

Faculty Research Award, Lewis College of Business, Marshall University, 2009

Quinlan Faculty Travel Award, Marshall University 2008

Summer Faculty Research Award, Marshall University, 2008


Weishen Wang and Ann Marie Whyte (2010), Managerial rights, use of investment banks, and the wealth effects for acquiring firms’ shareholders, Journal of Banking and Finance, 34 (1), 44-54.

Melissa Frye and Weishen Wang (2010), Board uncertainty and the use of fairness opinions, Corporate Governance: an International Review, 18 (1):48-63.

Jennifer Foo and Weishen Wang (2009), China's hidden financial threat of a banking crisis, Global Business & Finance Review, Fall, 143-158

Jocelyn Evans, Lin Tan, and Weishen Wang (2011), Comprehensive study of the stock market’s reaction to fairness opinions, The Journal of Investing, Fall, Vol. 20, No. 3, 75-84

John Banko, Melissa B. Frye, Weishen Wang, and Ann Marie Whyte (2013), Earnings management and annual general meetings: the role of managerial entrenchment, the Financial Review, 48, 259-282.

Weishen Wang and Minhua Yang (2013), The use of restricted stock in CEO compensation and its impact in the pre- and post-SOX era, the Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Volume 13 (Online).

Weishen Wang, Mark K. Pyles, and Rachel Graefe-Anderson (2014), Rewards to Meet Market Expectations: Evidence of Stock Market Sophistication, the Journal of Accounting and Finance, 14 (1), 174-185.

Weishen Wang, Rachel Graefe-Anderson, Mark K. Pyles, and Dongnyoung Kim (2014), How Entrenched Managers Beat the Earnings Expectation before and after SOX, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 54, 82-91.

Mark K. Pyles and Weishen Wang (2014), Seeking Alphas from Underperforming Stocks Corporate Governance Perspective, the Journal of Investing, Fall.

Jocelyn Evans, Marcia Snyder, and Weishen Wang (2014), Negative externalities of student debt: the impact on human capital development. Journal of Economic and Finance Education, Vol. 13, (2).

Weishen Wang and Frank Hefner (2014), Clustering of shareholder annual meetings and ‘new anomaly’ in stock returns. Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 24, Issue 16, p1103-1110. DOI: 10.1080/09603107.2014.924295

Robert E. Pitts, Wayne William, Weishen Wang, and Rhonda W. Mack (2014), Sponsoring charitable recreational events: case and effects on the participant’s response to sponsorship of the charitable event. Event Management, Forthcoming.