Leadership

Mark PylesDr. Mark Pyles
Director 

School of Business, College of Charleston, 5 Liberty Street, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29401, pylesm@cofc.edu, Ph. 843-953-7991.

Pyles is a Professor of Finance at the College of Charleston, where his primary teaching roles include corporate finance, investments, and financial modeling at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He also serves as the Director of the School of Business Investment Program.  During his time at the College, Pyles has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Financial Review, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Investing, and Journal of Behavioral Finance. In addition, he is the author of a textbook titled Applied Corporate Finance: Questions, Problems, and Making Decisions in the Real World.

Pyles obtained a M.S. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Kentucky, completing the latter in 2005. He has been a roster faculty member at the College of Charleston since Fall 2005. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation from the CFA Institute.

 

SoyehDr. Kenneth Soyeh
Associate Director 

School of Business, College of Charleston, 5 Liberty Street, Suite 416, Charleston, SC 29401, soyehkw@cofc.edu, Ph. 843-953-1857  

Soyeh is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the College of Charleston, where he teaches various real estate courses. He also the Director of the School of Business Investment Program. His research interests lie broadly in the areas of real estate investment trusts, mortgage pricing, residential real estate, commercial real estate, and corporate finance. His research has appeared in several peer-reviewed journal outlets, including the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Housing Studies, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.

Soyeh graduated with a BS in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and an MS in Development Management from the London School of Economics, England. He also received an MS in Real Estate and a Ph.D. in Business Administration, majoring in Real Estate from Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Before coming to the College of Charleston in the fall of 2017, Soyeh was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he taught real estate and finance courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.