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.

Diep (N.D.) Ngoc Duong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance

Diep Duong
Phone: (315) 223-2564
Office: 110 DePerno Hall


Diep (N.D.) Duong, Assistant Professor of Finance, earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics with concentrations in Financial Economics and Econometrics from Rutgers University, and his M.S. degree in Financial Engineering from Polytechnic University. He also spent 2 semesters at Princeton University as a graduate exchange student. His primary areas of research are asset pricing, financial econometrics, market microstructure, and fixed income.

Prof. Duong has recently been awarded the Financial Management Association 2014 Best Paper Award. His papers have been presented at various conferences, universities and central banks and been published and forthcoming in Advances in Econometrics and Handbook in Financial Econometrics and Statistics, as well as the Journal of Econometrics. Duong won the University/Bevier dissertation fellowship award, the Peter Asch Memorial outstanding research award and the Sidney Brown outstanding performance prize during his time at Rutgers. He taught numerous classes including economic principles, econometrics, finance for undergraduate and math camp for graduate students at Rutgers, and has led undergraduate and graduate lectures in economics at Foreign Trade University in Vietnam.

At Utica College, he teaches classes in finance and business economics for undergraduate and MBA students. He loves playing tennis and soccer, and is learning winter sports during his free time.