Tianyang Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Finance and Real Estate, Academic Department
CFA, FRM, ASA, Daniels Ethics Fellow
Rockwell Hall, Rm. 329
(970) 491-2381
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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 behavior finance, derivatives and real options, commodity and energy markets, and financial/enterprise risk management. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Operations Research, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Energy Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Risk Analysis among others. Tian's research has been supported by several research grants including grants from the Natural Science Foundation (NSF) of China, the Society of Actuaries (SOA), the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and the Enterprise Research Program. 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 also served on several committees of major academic and professional societies including the Financial Management Association, Southern Finance Association, American Risk and Insurance Association and Society of Actuaries to assist the development of an active and productive research community.

Tian teaches in our undergraduate, graduate, 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 recipient of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellowship, the Fred Moore Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas at Austin, and being listed as Beta Gamma Sigma Most Influential Professor as well as faculty member for positive impact on students’ experience at Colorado State University.