MAFE - Faculty

An important determinant of a program’s quality is the quality of the faculty. All of the faculty teaching in the Online Master of Arts in Financial Economics program have doctorates in either economics or finance.

Members of the Department of Economics faculty and staff.

Department of Economics – Back row (from left): Tomi Ovaska, AJ Sumell, Yaqin Wang, Sarah Jenyk, Yogesh Uppal, Ou Hu.Front row: Dennis Petruska, Nancy O’Hara (Administrative Assistant), Tod Porter (Chair), Ebenge Usip (Graduate Coordinator), Joseph Palardy. Not pictured: Jolien Helsel. Finance faculty (not pictured): Hauiyu (Peter) Chen, Fran Wolf, and Xiaolou Yang.


The faculty in the Department of Economics have active research agendas and have published in a variety of finance journals, including:

  • Journal of Financial Research
  • Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
  • Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies
  • Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
  • International Economics & Finance Journal
  • International Research Journal of Finance and Economics  
  • Frontiers in Finance and Economics
  • Journal of Multinational Financial Management
  • The European Journal of Finance
  • Finance Letters
  • Journal of Futures Markets

Dr. AJ Sumell standing in front of a white board teaching.

The Economics Department’s faculty have also published in a variety of economics journals including:

  • Public Choice*
  • Education Economics
  • Journal of Economic Issues
  • Review of Applied Economics
  • International Journal of Development Issues
  • Journal of Private Enterprise
  • Economics and Politics
  • Journal of Education Finance


*An article by one member of the faculty was awarded the 2009 Gordon Tullock Prize for the Best Article in Public Choice by a Younger Scholar.

Visit the Department of Economics for more information about the economics faculty.
Visit the Department of Finance for more information about the finance faculty.