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Marilyn Ettinger, MBA, CFA, CTP, FP&A
Professor of Finance
mettinger@njcu.edu

Marilyn Ettinger joined NJCU in 1988 with over 20 years’ experience as a financial economist and consultant. She pursued Ph.D. studies in economics and finance at Columbia and New York Universities, and holds the MBA in Finance from NYU. Her current research bridges an interest in both corporate finance and investments, focusing on Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact (SRI) investing using Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria.

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Youngmin Ha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
yha@njcu.edu

Youngmin Ha received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Finance from the University of Glasgow. His research interests include algorithmic trading and online portfolio selection.

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J.D Jayaraman, Ph.D.
Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Finance
jjayaraman@njcu.edu

J.D Jayaraman’s research interests are in applications of AI, machine learning and other cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain for social good. He has close to twenty years of experience in the financial services industry prior to transitioning to academics.

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George Li, Ph.D., CFA
Professor of Finance
gli1@njcu.edu

George Li joined NJCU in 2005 after obtaining his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has over ten years’ practical experience in securities analysis, financial management and international business.

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Richard Mayell, MBA
Assistant Professor of Finance
rmayell@njcu.edu

Rick Mayell worked for over 35 years in the Investment Management business before joining NJCU in 2017. He held Chief Investment Officer positions at both Oppenheimer Investment Advisors and the Beacon Group. He ended his career at the JPMorgan Private Bank advising clients on portfolio allocation and specific investment strategies. He holds an MBA in Finance from New York University.

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Rosilyn Overton, Ph.D., CFP
Professor of Finance
roverton@njcu.edu

Rosilyn Overton received her Ph.D. in Business from Capella University.

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Ahmad Rabaa’i, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
arabaai@njcu.edu

Ahmad Rabaa'i earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. His research interests are in the areas of Enterprise Systems Implementation, Information Systems Evaluation, e–Government, Emerging Technologies, Technology Acceptance and Quality Assurance in Education.

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Zhimin Wang, Ph.D., CFA
Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Finance
zwang@njcu.edu

Dr. Zhimin Wang earned her Ph.D. degree with areas of specialization in Finance and International Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2008. Dr. Wang's research interests include corporate finance, investment, international economics, and financial institutions and markets. Her research articles have appeared in journals such as Global Finance JournalJournal of Multinational Financial Management, etc. 

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Li Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
lxu@njcu.edu

Li Xu earned his Ph.D. in Finance from Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests include asset pricing, cryptocurrencies, investment, machine learning, financial econometrics, and risk management.

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Xiaodi Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
xzhu@njcu.edu

Xiaodi Zhu received her Ph.D. in Financial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Her current research interests focus on finance and data analytics, including behavioral finance, financial disclosure analysis, financial information efficiency and portfolio analysis.

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