Dr. Dayong Huang
Department of Accounting and Finance
Dayong Huang currently serves as a Professor of Finance in the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Originally from China, Dr. Huang came to the United States with the opportunity to study for his Ph.D., which he earned in 2005 in the field of Financial Economics from West Virginia University. He joined the faculty of UNCG in 2008 after serving as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Gustavus Adolphus College. Dr. Huang has taught a variety of classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including Financial Markets and Institutions, Corporate and Personal Finance, Investments, and Derivatives. His service to the University includes membership on the University Curriculum Committee, University Budget Committee, the Bryan School Research Committee, and the MBA committee, as well as Faculty Advisor to the UNCG Chinese Students and Scholars Association, for which he was awarded the UNCG Excellence Award for Outstanding Student Group Advisor in 2017.
With a strong commitment to research, Dr. Huang’s significant history of publication was rewarded in 2018 as the recipient of the William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research for his paper entitled “Industrial Electricity and Stock Returns”. This award, presented by the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, recognizes researchers who, through articles published in the JFQA, make the most significant contribution to the field of financial economics. A more in-depth write-up of this research and award can be found in the Fall 2018 Department of Accounting and Finance newsletter. His research efforts have also been recognized during his tenure at UNCG as a past recipient of the Dean’s Research Scholar Award and the Senior Research Excellence Award in the Bryan School. Along with his award-winning publication, his research has been published in numerous professional journals including the Journal of Finance Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Financial Management, and Journal of Financial Research, among others. Dr. Huang holds professional memberships in the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, and Beta Gamma Sigma.