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KPMG Award

I am thrilled to be selected to receive the 2022 KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA). I am honored that my award story now appears at UMass Boston homepage and news page. A nice fact is that my top story coincides with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's upcoming speech on the news page!

Source of Picture: UMass Boston


Cambridge Handbook

I am excited to work with Professor Alex Preda at King's College London on writing a book chapter of "Global FX Retail Traders" to be included in the handbook "Cambridge Global Companion to Financial Infrastructures" (Cambridge University Press, expected 2024). I would like to thank Professor Barbara Brandl at Goethe University, Germany, for the kind invitation.

Source of Picture: University of Cambridge


Lehigh Finance

I am honored to join Lehigh University's Perella Department of Finance in the College of Business. I cannot imagine how exciting it would be to work from a Hogwarts-esque beautiful campus!! It is my pleasure to teach in the MBA and undergraduate programs. I very much look forward to this lifetime experience at Lehigh.

Source of Picture: Xiaochuan Tong


Associate of King's College

I'm extremely honored to have recently been elected as an Associate of King's College (AKC). The AKC (Associateship of King’s College) is the original award of King's, dating back to its foundation in 1829 and reflecting its first motto: sancte et sapienter, "holiness and wisdom". I'm now eligible to use the postnominals ‘AKC’ after my name: Xiaochuan Tong, PhD, AFHEA, AKC.

Source of Picture: King's College London


Editorial Board Member

I’m currently serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Accounting Education. This experience has acquainted me with the publishing process and, because of the journal’s focus on education, kept me up to date on the pedagogy.  

Source of Picture: Elsevier


Commencement Hooding

At Bradley University's 2021 winter commencement, I was honored to serve at the hooding ceremony for our MBA and Master's graduates in the Foster College of Business. I was excited to see some of my students graduating this year. I hope our graduates enjoyed their big moment in life and wish them the very best of luck!!

Source of Picture: Bradley University


Conference Presentation

At the 2021 Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, I presented my paper "When Does Female Leadership Advantage Exists? Evidence from SOEs in China." This paper shows that female CEOs outperform male CEOs in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in terms of firm performance. 

Source of picture: Xin Gu at UMass Boston

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Economic Mobility

At the 2019 UMass Boston Convocation, I had the opportunity to speak to Mayor Martin J. Walsh of the City of Boston and express my support for his effort on advancing the upward economic mobility of Bostonians. One of my goals as a scholar is to conduct meaningful research to empower financial inclusion, economic mobility, and social equity. 

Source of picture: The Mayor's Office of Boston


Royster Global Fellow

In summer 2019, I participated in the Royster Global Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a 2019 Royster Global Fellow. I presented at the conference in the “Strengths and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research” workshop. 

Source of picture: UNC - Chapel Hill



In 2018 and 2019, I served as a board member in the King's Doctoral Students' Association, representing College-wide graduate teaching assistants and doctoral students in the King's Business School respectively. 

Source of picture: King's Doctoral Students' Association


Public Engagement

In December 2018, I talked about retail traders' risk-taking behavior to a diverse audience during an art exhibition. This event was "King's Artists: New Thinking, New Making" at the Bush House Arcade, King's College London. 

Source of picture: #MagicCarpet


Food Insecurity in Boston

In summer 2017, I went for a one-week service trip with several students at UMass Boston to investigate and address the complex issue of food insecurity in Boston. We served local farms, a special restaurant for homeless people, Dorchester Boys and Girls Club, and Boston Food Bank. 

Source of picture: UMass Boston Student Activity

A Supportive Hug

Mental Health Awareness

In winter 2020 and spring 2021, I participated in a learning and service program with UMass Boston students studying and raising awareness of the mental health challenges that the Asian American population were facing especially given the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Source of picture: web

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