Department of Business and Economics
Utica College's business and economics faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments as well as for their real-world business experience. Collectively they represent a wide range of expertise and research interests, including health care financing, public school aid formulas, banking, and managing change.
At the same time, at Utica College, teaching is the faculty's first priority. Small classes provide opportunities for close interaction between and among faculty and students, and the relationships students form with their professors often last a lifetime.
The overwhelming majority of faculty are doctorally trained; several additionally hold an M.B.A. Faculty regularly share their expertise by serving as members of professional organizations, presenting at scholarly conferences, and consulting with local businesses and government agencies. These connections help faculty develop internship opportunities for students, and also serve as networking resources for UC graduates seeking employment.
The faculty's scholarly accomplishments, professional experiences, and academic credentials combine to provide students majoring in business and economics programs with a dynamic and fulfilling learning experience both inside and outside the classroom.
Zhaodan Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Office: 118 DePerno Hall
Professor Huang joined the Utica College faculty in 2004 after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University. He finished his undergraduate education from Renmin University of China in 1997, and received his MA in economics from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. His research interests are in the areas of investments, asset pricing, emerging financial markets, and financial intermediation. He received the AAII Best Paper Award from the Southwestern Finance Association in 2004, and presented numerous papers at the Financial Management Association (FMA) annual meetings since 2003. He has been published in the Journal of Financial Research, Quarterly Review of Economics & Finance, Journal of Economics & Business, and Global Economy Journal. He also served as referee for numerous academic journals, including Journal of Financial Research and Journal of Banking and Finance. His teaching interests include Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Investments.