Qiang Bu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Finance, School of Business Administration
Finance Program Coordinator for Minor in Information Sciences and Technology / Finance
Business Administration Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6164
Office Location: Olmsted Building, E356
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Dr. Bu joined Penn State Harrisburg in 2007. He received his B.E. in China and M.S. Finance at Texas A&M University. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Bu has published in the Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, Journal of Investing, Journal of Alternative Investments, Review of Accounting and Finance, Managerial Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Wealth Management, Journal of Index Investing, American Journal of Business, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Finance and Accountancy, Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, Problems and Perspectives in Management, among others. His research has won the Best Paper Award (Junior Faculty) in the 2011 Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Meeting, the Highly Commended Paper Award of the 2013 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, and the Outstanding Paper Award of the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Dr. Bu has taught such courses as corporate finance, advanced corporate finance, risk management of financial institutions, commercial bank management, financial markets and institutions, principles of insurance, and business statistics. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Financial Management Association
  • Midwest Finance Association
  • Eastern Finance Association
Research Interests
Mutual funds
Hedge funds
Portfolio management
Risk management of financial institutions