Weishen Wang, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor of Finance

Address: Beatty 404
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 843.953.0887
E-mail: wangw@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Weishen Wang, Ph.D., joined the College of Charleston as an assistant professor of finance in August 2011, received tenure as associate professor in 2014, was named chair of the department in 2015 and full professor in 2021. 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), an Enrolled Agent (EA) to the IRS, 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

Behaviors of corporate top executives and board directors

Equity investment strategies

Corporate mergers and acquisitions

Corporate asset restructuring

Private equity

New business adventure

Financial institutions

Emerging stock market

Corporate strategy

Individual and corporate taxation

Courses Taught

Introduction to Business Finance

Financial Management (MBA)

International Financial Management


Real Estate Finance

Personal Finance

Advanced Corporate Valuations (Capstone for finance majors)

Claritas Investment Certificate course


Madariaga, J.F. Smith, W.W., Pitts, R.E., and Weishen Wang (2021), "A Tale of Two Sponsors: Comparing Sponsorship Structural Effects from a Local Charity-Linked Event," Event Management

Weishen Wang (2020), Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Exchange Connect Program: A Story of Two Markets and Different Groups of Stocks,” Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Vol. 55, 100630, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mulfin.2020.100630

Wayne W. Smith, Robert E. Pitts, and Weishen Wang (2020), “Sponsorship Outcomes for Charity-Linked Events: Participant Segments Interaction with Sponsor Attributes,” Event Management, https://doi.org/10.3727/152599519X15506259855986

Jianheng Zhou, Ruijuan Zhao and Weishen Wang (2019), Supplier Pricing Strategy in Dual-channel Supply Chain with Asymmetric Information,” European Journal of Operational Research, 278, 809-820

Weishen Wang and Seung Hun Han (2018), "Identifying Overvalued and Undervalued Stock Market and Market Timing in Retirement Funds," Journal of Personal Finance

Weishen Wang and Dongyong Kim (2017), "Contingency of Cash Dividend-Evidence around Bush Tax Cut," Global Journal of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 1, (1)

Weishen Wang, Mark K. Pyles and Rachel Graefe-Anderson (2014), "Rewards to Meet Market Expectations: Evidence of Stock Market Sophistication," 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," Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 54, 82-91.

Mark K. Pyles and Weishen Wang (2014), "Seeking Alphas from Underperforming Stocks-Corporate Governance Perspective," Journal of Investing, Fall. Vol. 23, Number 3, 23-34

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

Weishen Wang and Minhua Yang (2014), "New determinants to Chinese ADRs’ long-term performance," Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Vol. 17 (online).

Smith, W.W., Pitts, R., Wang, W., & Mack, R. (in print 2015), "What is Most Important in Transferring Goodwill from Charity Run Participants to Sponsors?",  Event Management: An International Journal, 19(2).

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