Tianyang Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Finance and Real Estate Academic Department
CFA, FRM, ASA, Daniels Ethics Fellow, Dean's Scholar, CSU Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence
(970) 491-2381
decorative divider


Tianyang Wang (Tian) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance and Real Estate at Colorado State University. Tian earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) — Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals, and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA).

Tian’s research spans both theoretical developments and empirical applications primarily in asset pricing and derivatives, behavior finance, FinTech, sustainablity and commodities, and financial risk management. His work has been published in journals such as Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Financial Review, Journal of Futures Markets, Risk Analysis, and Energy Economics among others. Tian's research has been supported by the Center for Petroleum Asset Risk Management at the University of Texas at Austin, the Enterprise Research Program at Colorado State University, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and Tian is honored to participate in research supported by the Department of Energy, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Intel, and grants from the Natural Science Foundation (NSF) of China. He is grateful for numerous best paper awards and honors including the Academic Research Colloquium Best Paper Award by CFP Board Center for Financial Planning and Dean’s Scholars.

Tian has been an invited speaker, session chair and discussant at international and regional conferences. He has actively served on several research and program committees of major academic and professional societies including the Financial Management Association, Southern Finance Association, American Risk and Insurance Association, J.P. Morgan International Commodities Symposium, and Society of Actuaries to assist the development of an active and productive research community. Tian also serves in the leadership group of Modern Risk Society, as Editor of Expanding Horizon at the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and as Assocate Editor of China Finance Review International (CFRI).

Tian teaches in our undergraduate, graduate, online MBA, and EMBA programs. He truly loves teaching and sincerely cares about our students. He finds teaching to be a challenging, inspirational and rewarding experience. In his class, Tian creates a stimulating learning environment, and connects rigorous financial analysis with the real investment world. He is very honored for being the recipient of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellowship, the Business Tinberg Teaching Innovation Grant, Sustainability Curriculum Innovation Award, and Cyber Center Grant at Colorado State University, the Fred Moore Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas at Austin, and being nominated for Best Teacher Award, Beta Gamma Sigma Most Influential Professor as well as faculty member for positive impact on students’ experience at Colorado State University. In addition, guided by the Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence, Tian is selected as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence at Colorado State University.