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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 more than 140 journal articles in leading finance and business journals such as Accounting and Business Research, Accounting and Finance, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Australian Accounting Review, Family Business Review, European Financial Management, Financial Management, Financial Review, International Business Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Education, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of International Business Studies,  Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Real Estate Research, Management International Review, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Real Estate Economics, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, among others. 

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, and 2010, 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. 


Class (Spring 2015)

1. Finance 330 Principles of Finance

2. Finance 439 Portfolio Management


Recent Research (2009 to present)


Professional Services



Last modified on Dec 12, 2014