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Qiancheng (James) Zheng

Assistant Teaching Professor in Finance


Qiancheng Zheng received his Ph.D. in Finance from University of South Florida, M.S. in Statistics, Management and Political Science from University of Utah, M.A. in Political Science from Central China Normal University and B.A. in Political Economy from Hubei Normal University in China and is a SAS Certified Advanced Programmer. 

Prior to joining Loyola University Maryland, Professor Zheng worked at UMass Lowell, Emporia State University,  and University of South Florida, teaching many different graduate level finance courses such as Financial Management (MBA), Financial Statement Analysis (M.S. in Finance), Financial Analysis (MBA), and Programming for Finance (with Python) as well as undergraduate level courses such as Personal Finance, Personal Investing, Financial Management, Investment Analysis, International Finance, Principles of Investments, Financial Institutions and Markets, and Money and Banking.

Professor Zheng conducts research in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, strategic alliances, innovations, executive compensations, and corporate governance, and has published six peer-reviewed journal papers in International Review of Financial Analysis, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, and Financial Management. 

Research Areas

Corporate Finance, IPOs, M&As, Alliances and Innovations, and Corporate Governance.

Academic Degrees

PhD, University of South Florida  

MS, University of Utah

MA, Central China Normal University

BA, Hubei Normal University


Financial Management and Investment Analysis

Representative Publications

“The connection between gender diversity and firm performance: Evidence from Taiwan”, with Chia-Wei Chen, Ninon Sutton and Bingsheng Yi, International Review of Financial Analysis, 89 (2023).

“Even one can make a difference - Female board representation and capital structure: Evidence from Taiwan,” with Chia-Wei Chen, Bingsheng Yi, and Meng Zhao, Corporate Ownership & Control, 19(3), 112–122, 2022.

“The Value of Innovation and the Spillover Effect on Alliance Partners,” with Jianping Qi and Ninon K. Sutton, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 55, 1427–1457, 2020.

“Going concern opinions and IPO pricing accuracy,” with Natalia Matanova, Tanja Steigner, and Bingsheng Yi. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 53, 195-238, 2019.

“Online Trust and Financial Performance: A Case of Online Bookstores,” with Antonina Bauman, and Joyce Zhou. Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, 10 (3), 49-62, 2016.

“The Value of Strategic Alliances in Acquisitions and IPOs,” with Jianping Qi and Ninon K. Sutton. Financial Management, 44: 387–430, 2015.

Professional Experience/Certification

SAS Certified Advanced and Base Programmer for SAS 9

Professional Memberships

American Economic Association

American Finance Association

Financial Management Association

Southern Finance Association

Honors and Awards

2013 Doctoral Student Research Award, University of South Florida

Working Papers

“The Impact of Changing Disclosure Requirements, Competition, and Private Capital on Firm Exit Methods and Premiums”, with Jim Brau and Ninon K. Sutton