Department of Finance Faculty

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  • Wonhi Synn
    Professor of Finance and Chair of the Department of Finance
    Koury Business Center 228
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5927
    synnwo@elon.edu
  • Neeraj Gupta
    Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the William Garrard Reed Finance Center
    Koury Business Center 222
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5962
    ngupta@elon.edu

    Neeraj J. Gupta, associate professor of finance and director of the Reed Finance Center at Elon University, has a doctorate in finance from the University of Connecticut, and is an active CFA charterholder.  He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Babson College.  He has over ten years of industry experience in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, having worked for Nestlé, Xerox, and Claridges Investments (a boutique asset management firm).

    Neeraj has taught various finance courses, covering, the principles of finance, corporate finance, and investments, to undergraduate and MBA students at both Elon and UConn.  He has led study abroad business courses to the Pacific Rim (Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and to the Indo-Gulf (India and Dubai).

    His research interests are in investments, corporate finance, financial planning and international finance with ongoing research in sustainable investing, designing efficient retirement portfolios, valuing intangible investments, fund-flows & returns in emerging markets, and valuing long-dated options.

    In the recent past, Neeraj has consulted for The Clearing House, the Business North Carolina magazine, and the NC Special Court for Complex Business Cases.

  • Chris Harris
    Assistant Professor in Finance
    Koury Business Center 202
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5909
    charris24@elon.edu
  • Yilun Shi
    Assistant Professor of Finance
    Koury Business Center 216
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5964
    yshi2@elon.edu
    Specialty: Corporate Finance and International Finance

  • Todd Stonitsch
    Assistant Professor of Finance
    Koury Business Center 252
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5477
    tstonitsch@elon.edu
  • Kate Upton
    Assistant Professor of Finance
    Koury Business Center 251
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5469
    kupton3@elon.edu
  • Lin Zhao
    Assistant Professor of Finance
    Koury Business Center 220
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5963
    lzhao@elon.edu
  • Tom James
    Adjunct Instructor in Finance
    Koury Business Center 307A
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5913
    tjames5@elon.edu

    Mr. James has been teaching at Elon since 2008.  He comes to academia after a 30-year career in corporate finance.  He has worked for major corporations including General Foods, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sealy Mattress, where he held senior management positions including VP of Planning and VP- International Administration, Mergers & Acquisitions.  In addition to teaching, Mr. James is Senior Wealth Advisor for Atlanta Capital Group, a registered investment advisory firm.

  • Larry Stoehr
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance
    Koury Business Center 121
    2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6000
    lstoehr@elon.edu