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Gordon Ford College of Business
Western Kentucky University



Brief Bio

Johnny Chan is the Leon Page Chair of Finance and a University Distinguished Professor. He received his B.Soc.S degree in economics at Chinese University of Hong Kong (1984), M.A. in economics (1987), M.A. in finance (1989), and Ph.D. in finance (1990) at the University of Alabama. His teaching interests are investments and international finance. Research interests include corporate governance, analyst behavior, mutual funds, journal ranking, and measurement of intellectual contributions. 

He has published 150 journal articles in leading finance and business journals such as:

Accounting and Business Research

Accounting and Finance

Accounting, Organizations and Society

Australian Accounting Review

Business Ethics: A European Review

Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences

China and the World Economy

Corporate Governance: An International Review

Family Business Review

Eastern Economic Journal

European Financial Management

European Journal of Marketing

Financial Management

Financial Review

Financial Practice and Education (now Journal of Applied Finance)

International Business Review

International Review of Economics and Finance

Journal of Banking and Finance

Journal of Business Ethics

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Journal of Business Research

Journal of Corporate Finance

Journal of Empirical Finance

Journal of Financial Education

Journal of Financial Planning

Journal of Financial Research

Journal of Futures Markets

Journal of International Business Studies

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money

Journal of Investing

Journal of Marketing Education

Journal of Portfolio Management

Journal of Real Estate Research

Journal of Real Estate Literature

Management International Review

Multinational Business Review

North American Journal of Economics and Finance

Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

Risk Management and Insurance Review

Real Estate Economics

Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting


He held tenured faculty positions at the University of Dayton, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Minnesota State University Moorhead before he joined WKU in 2003. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and was a director of Midwest Finance Association (2004-2007).

He won the College public service award in 2007; College research award in 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2015; the Vitale Award for Innovation, Initiative, and Leadership in 2008; and awarded a University Distinguished Professor in 2013.  He was an associate editor of Journal of Financial Education (2009-2014), and currently an associate editor of Chinese Economy and other journals


Class (Spring 2015)

1. Finance 330 Principles of Finance

2. Finance 439 Portfolio Management


Recent Research (2009 to present)


Professional Services



Last modified on Feb 14, 2015