Scholar of the Month | Kent State University
Xiaoling Pu, associate professor of finance in Kent State’s College of Business Administration, works with a student in the Business Administration Building.

Scholar of the Month

Scholar Invests Financial Knowledge in Her Students

Scholar of the Month
Xiaoling Pu
Associate Professor of Finance
College of Business Administration
2008-present

Xiaoling Pu is an associate professor in the Department of Finance at the College of Business Administration. She holds the Olga A. Mural Risk Management Fund Associate Professorship.

Pu’s current research interests include credit risk, credit derivatives, credit markets and investments. Her research articles are published in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance, and the Journal of Fixed Income. She also has received the “Best Paper Award in Derivatives” from the 2015 Eastern Finance Association annual meeting.

Her research includes valuation of fixed income securities, capital arbitrage strategies across equity and debt markets and liquidity risk. Recently, her studies investigate the ownership structure in entrepreneurial firms, the relation between accounting information risk and credit risk, and the impact of strategic alliance on stock returns in the pharmaceutical industry.

Pu received a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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About Kent State’s Scholar of the Month

Kent State’s Scholar of the Month recognizes faculty researchers and scholars whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional fields and has brought exposure to the university. Each month, a different college will have the opportunity to nominate a researcher/scholar for this recognition. There is also a month when a faculty member from the Regional Campuses will be featured.

The selection process is in the hands of the dean and his or her colleagues and faculty. Hence, this is recognition by the person’s college colleagues that is then taken up by the university. The deans communicate the person’s name to University Communications and Marketing for recognition as Scholar of the Month.