Mei Zhang

Dr. Mei Miranda Zhang

Interim Associate Provost, Professor of Finance/Internationalization

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Biography

Dr. Mei Miranda Zhang is a professor of finance and internationalization and interim associate provost at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Prior to her current appointment, Zhang held the rank of professor of finance and economics in GGC’s School of Business (SBA). She has taught a variety of courses including Strategic Management (capstone), Operations Management, Financial Management I, Financial Management II, Financial Derivatives, International Finance and Economics, Investment Analysis, Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics. She received GGC’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015 and subsequently received the University System of Georgia’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2016. 

Besides teaching, Zhang has held a variety of leadership roles. She was elected by the SBA faculty to serve as a member of the school’s Promotion and Credentialing Review Committee and by the members of that committee to serve as chair (2012–2017). In 2017, she was elected as chair of GGC’s Promotion and Credentialing Standards Committee. Other leadership roles include: coordinator of the Division of Business Science in the SBA, SBA scheduling coordinator, and point of contact for the SBA’s Quantitative Analysis Discipline. 

A partial list of her research publications include:

  • Peppas, S., Yu, T., Zhang, M., & Peppas, S. (in press, 2017). Student Perceptions of Codes of Ethics: A Three-Country Comparison. International Journal of Economics and Business Research.
  • Zhang, M., Bradley, C., Collins, A., & Saunders, M. (in press, 2016). Economic Structural Changes in China: Challenges and Opportunities. International Journal of Economics and Business Research.
  • Zhang, M. (2015). The Great Recession: A Statistical Analysis of Its Effects on Unemployment. International Journal of Business & Economics Perspectives.
  • Zhang, M. & Kurtz, L. (2012). Cross-Sectional Analysis of Overweight and Obesity: Tests of Hypotheses. International Journal of Business and Public Administration, 9 (1).
  • Before joining GGC, she was Associate Professor of Finance at Mercer University.

Education

  • Doctorate – economics – Mississippi State University
  • Master's – economics – Northeastern University of Finance and Economics, China

Academic Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial investment
  • International finance
  • International business

Distinctions

  • Annual Outstanding Teaching Award, 2015–2016