Dr. Fei Gao

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Dr. Fei Gao, assistant professor of finance, received his bachelor’s degree in international finance from the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in ChengDu, China, where he had lived for 30 years before coming to the United States.

After working in the Agricultural Bank of China, the second largest bank in China, as a loan manager for four more years, Gao came to the United States to complete his M.B.A. at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

In 2006, Gao started his Ph.D. program in finance at the University of North Texas. After graduation in 2010, Gao became an assistant professor of finance at HSU.

Gao enjoys the Christian atmosphere at HSU where he can talk about Christianity freely and teach students in a Christian worldview. He also likes the friendly people at HSU and the small size of classes where he can have many interactions with the students.

Currently Gao teaches several finance classes, including Principles of Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Investments, International Finance, and Derivatives. He serves on the International Student Committee and International Studies Committee and devotes time to help HSU recruit more international students.

Gao’s research interests are investments and corporate finance, and he has published two papers in The Journal of Banking and Finance, and Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting.

Gao and his wife, Wei, have a daughter and a son. In his spare time, Gao enjoys reading, traveling, and music.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Science, International Finance, Southwest University of Finance and Economics, ChengDu, China, 1997
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2004
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Finance, University of North Texas, 2010
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  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture  
  • US News Best Colleges  
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  • Colleges of Distinction  
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