Jocelyn Evans, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor of Finance

Address: Beatty 203
Office Hours: TR 7:00-8:00am, 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment, via Zoom
Phone: 843.953.6405 (o) and 678.438.7775 (c)
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Dr. Evans joined the School of Business in 2005 and after serving as the Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance has been the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies since Fall 2016. She earned her B.S. at Barat College and proceeded to gain an M.B.A at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, along with a Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. Evans prides herself in teaching finance classes to graduate and undergraduate students. 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 and the School’s Service/Advising Award in 2018 as well as the Academy of Economics and Finance in  2018 and 2019. Her prior work experiences include Georgia State University, the University of Iowa, South Carolina State University and as a visiting scholar at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. She currently teaches Bank Management, Advanced Valuation and Financial Literacy for Generation Z.


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 Multicultural ExCEL Business School Faculty of the Year Award, College of Charleston, 2012.
  • Recipient of School of Business Service/Advising Award, College of Charleston, 2018.


Evans, Jocelyn, Kent Gourdin, and Alan Shao, "Financial Analysis of the Beer Logistics and Transportation Industry: A Unique Interdisciplinary Finance Travel Course," Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 2019 18 (1), 54-66.

Evans, Jocelyn and Mari Robertson, "The Effects of the Fed’s Monetary Tightening Campaign on Nonbank Mortgage Lending," Economic Letters, 2018 171, 164-168.

Evans, Jocelyn and Dominique Gehy, "The Information Content of Short Selling Around Close Supply Chain Relationships," Financial Review, 2018 53 (3), 627-655.

KhasadYahu ZarBarbal and Jocelyn Evans, "Does Wall Street Affect Main Street? Examining Potential Spillovers from Investor Stock Market Sentiment to Personal Consumption Expenditures," Journal of Economics and Finance, 2018 42 (2), 293-314.

Evans, Jocelyn and Dominique Gehy Outlaw, "Why Trade Credit Financing is More Important than Developing Large Customer Relationships for Video Game Suppliers," Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 2017 19 (1), 1-38.

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

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," Journal of Accounting and Finance, 2017 16 (7)

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.

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.

Evans Jocelyn, Snyder Marcia, Wang Weishen, "Negative Externalities of Student Debt:  the Impact on Human Capital Development,” 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.


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