Dr. Liuling Liu Appointed to the Ashel G. Bryan/Huntington Bank Professor in September 2020:
Since joining BGSU in 2013, Dr. Liu has been teaching courses mainly in financial markets and financial institutions in addition to business finance. Dr. Liu is currently developing a new FinTech course. Dr. Liu has also frequently offered various non-classroom teaching, advising, or guidance to business students, including student competition cases. In spring 2017 and 2019, Dr. Liu worked as faculty advisor to prepare students for the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; her students received first prize in the finance track in both years. From fall 2017 to spring 2018, Dr. Liu advised a team of three undergraduates in the 2018 CSBS Community Bank Case Competition. Our team advanced to the second round of judging.
Dr. Liu’s research focuses on banking, including topics such as bank regulation and supervision, deposit insurance, bank funding, lending, and risk management. Since joining BGSU in 2013, Dr. Liu has published sixteen refereed research articles and one book chapter, many of which were published in top banking journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Journal of Financial Service Research. Furthermore, two of her articles were published in the Financial Times Top 50 journal list, which is now widely adopted by leading business schools as a list of premier journals. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the Leadership Council Faculty Excellence Award in Research and the 2019 Robert A. Patton Scholarly Achievement Award in 2019.
BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business Finance Department Chair Dr. Sung Bae Appointed as Fred E. Scholl Endowed Chair in Finance and Insurance (Written by Bailey Smith, SCoB Communications Intern; article appeared in local newspaper and college web)
Dr. Sung C. Bae, Chair and Professor in the Department of Finance in the Schmidthorst College of Business at Bowling Green State University, has been appointed as the first Fred E. Scholl Endowed Chair in Finance and Insurance. Dr. Bae, who joined BGSU as an Assistant Professor of Finance in 1987 and holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Florida, has held the department chairmanship from 1996-2003 and 2010 until present. As an internationally recognized scholar in the areas of international finance and risk management, Dr. Bae has published more than eighty research articles in mainstream finance journals and periodicals, and he is in the top 3% of most published finance authors. His long history of research has resulted in many awards and recognitions, including fourteen best research paper awards from professional organizations, as well as the college’s Robert A. Patton Scholastic Achievement Award five times. He has also previously held the Ashel G. Bryan/Huntington Bank Professorship. Dr. Bae has consulted with a multitude of domestic and international companies and currently serves on editorial board of eight academic journals. In addition, Dr. Bae has spearheaded the development of many programs at BGSU, including the Insurance & Risk Management, Financial Planning Concentration, CFA Concentration, and MBA Specialization in Finance programs.
“We are pleased to appoint Dr. Bae the Fred E. Scholl Endowed Chair. He is an exceptional and well-respected scholar and leader,” commented Ray Braun ’80, Dean of the Schmidthorst College of Business.
The Fred E. Scholl Charitable Foundation provided the Schmidthorst College of Business with a gift of $1 million to establish the endowed chair of finance and insurance. The Scholl Foundation, created in 1997 after the passing of Cleveland businessman Fred E. Scholl, is a private, grant-making foundation whose primary mission is to support education and human services initiatives. It has donated substantial resources to qualified charitable organizations, the most significant of which have been college scholarships.
Bernard L. Karr ’69, Chairman of the Fred E. Scholl Charitable Foundation, stated, “Education has been one of the strongest components of the Foundation. The Trustees of the Foundation believe this investment in quality business education will pay dividends, including enhancing the already outstanding reputation of the Schmidthorst College of Business, for many years to come.”
“I am extremely honored to be appointed as the first Fred E. Scholl Endowed Chair in Finance and Insurance,” shared Dr. Bae. “On behalf of the Department of Finance, I am very grateful to the Scholl Foundation, Spence Seaman and Bernie Karr for supporting our Finance and Insurance & Risk Management programs through this endowed professorship. Both of our programs have experienced significant growth over the past several years, and I am confident that the Fred E. Scholl Endowed Chair professorship will make a tremendous contribution to further the growth and recognition of BGSU’s Finance and Insurance programs. My deep appreciation also goes to Dean Ray Braun and Provost Joe Whitehead for selecting me as the first recipient of this endowed professorship.”
Finance and Insurance & Risk Management Advisory Board Joint Meeting
This past fall the Department was unable to hold the Annual Finance and Insurance & Risk Management Advisory Boards’ joint meeting. Below are pictures taken from the previous joint board meeting in September 2019.
Finance Advisory Board
Insurance and Risk Management Advisory Board
Special thanks to our donors for scholarships, gifts, and other contributions:
|Andrew and Kimberly Fichthorn||Avery Dennison Corporation||Brendan and Kimberly Foley|
|Brett Newman||Brown and Brown Insurance||Bruce and Janet Misamore|
|Charles and Deborah Lynn Schaan||Collin Reynolds||Daniel P. Klein and Linda Bowyer|
|Darwin B. Close||David Day and Jose Rodrigues||Donald L. and Suzanne Speck|
|Emery S. Gielow||Fern Harger||Fred E. Scholl Charitable Foundation|
|Finance faculty||Geoffrey & Linda Radbill||Grange Insurance|
|Huntington Bank||Hylant family foundation||Jared Poff|
|Jeffrey Born||John and Deborah Bowen||J. Warren Hall|
|Kenneth H. Harger||KeyBank of Northwest Ohio||Margaret P. Close|
|Mary Jane Little Dorais||Maryana Hall||MacArthur Plumart|
|Mark Kangas (North Star Group)||Matthew & Jane Garrow||Matt and Jennifer Wey|
|Maureen and Christopher Conroy||Maurice E. Miller, Jr.||Medical Mutual of Ohio|
|Michael G. Romanello||Michael and Julia Mitchell||Neil Roache|
|Norman Fichthorn||Ohio Farmers Insurance||Ohio Insurance Institute|
|Paramount Insurance||Peter G. & Donna L. Bahner||Prudential Insurance|
|Rachel Wingate||Raj and Kausalya Padmaraj||RIMS of Toledo|
|Robert and Laura Wolverton||Steven Rado||Thomas and Cynthia Pemberton|
|Timothy Egloff & Tracy Tester||Western & Southern Life||Westfield Insurance|
|William H. & Muriel A. Fichthorn|