Finance

Sam Adams

Sam Adams joined the UT Department of Finance PhD program in August 2019.


Dipesh Bhattarai

Dipesh Bhattarai joined the UT Department of Finance PhD program in August 2019.


Connor Kasten

Connor Kasten joined the UT Department of Finance PhD program in August 2018.


Asa Lambert

Asa Lambert joined the Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee in the summer of 2015.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mercer University, Asa worked in retail lending and security sales at Wachovia Bank. He later worked as a credit analyst at Atlantic Southern Bank in Macon, Georgia. Asa then earned a Master’s of Business Administration at Georgia College while serving in an advisory role for an affiliate of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Asa continued his education at Florida State University, earning a Master’s of Science in Finance while serving as a teaching assistant. He has previously conducted research on tests for long memory in the presence of structural breaks, the use of multiple variance ratio tests in determining short-term predictability of commodity futures returns, and on long run post-offering performance of ADRs.

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Asa Lambert

Asa Lambert joined the Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee in the summer of 2015.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mercer University, Asa worked in retail lending and security sales at Wachovia Bank. He later worked as a credit analyst at Atlantic Southern Bank in Macon, Georgia. Asa then earned a Master’s of Business Administration at Georgia College while serving in an advisory role for an affiliate of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Asa continued his education at Florida State University, earning a Master’s of Science in Finance while serving as a teaching assistant. He has previously conducted research on tests for long memory in the presence of structural breaks, the use of multiple variance ratio tests in determining short-term predictability of commodity futures returns, and on long run post-offering performance of ADRs.

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Amanda Olsen

Amanda Olsen entered the doctoral program in the fall of 2017.  She received her BS in mathematics from LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA in 2010 and her MS in finance from Kaplan University in 2013.  Prior to joining the doctoral program, she worked for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Total Systems (TSYS), an international credit card processing company.  At TSYS, she had been promoted within the banking terms and conditions department and was responsible for the maintenance of credit card transactions in excess of $1 billion.  Her research interests include banking, corporate finance, and corporate governance.

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Amanda Olsen

Amanda Olsen entered the doctoral program in the fall of 2017.  She received her BS in mathematics from LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA in 2010 and her MS in finance from Kaplan University in 2013.  Prior to joining the doctoral program, she worked for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Total Systems (TSYS), an international credit card processing company.  At TSYS, she had been promoted within the banking terms and conditions department and was responsible for the maintenance of credit card transactions in excess of $1 billion.  Her research interests include banking, corporate finance, and corporate governance.

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Guanhuan (Jack) Wang

Jack Wang entered the finance doctoral program in the Fall of 2017. He received an undergraduate finance degree from Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China. Guanhuan then continued his education at the Southern Methodist University. He earned the Master’s of Science in Finance while serving as a research assistant.

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Alex Zhang

Alex Zhang joined the UT Department of Finance PhD program in August 2018.