Dr. Liu received her PhD in finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park in 2010. Prior to joining KGI, Dr. Liu served as Assistant Professor of Finance at the School of Business, UC Riverside, where she taught corporate finance, international finance, financial strategy and corporate control in the undergraduate, MBA, Master of Finance, and EMBA programs. She was awarded by UCR EMBA Cohort 1 as the Distinguished Professor in 2011.
Dr. Liu was also the 2006 Winner of the Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2006 Winner of the Joseph Wikler Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Maryland. Dr. Liu’s primary research interests are corporate finance, focusing on the role of social networks in executive markets, innovation, and corporate governance. She has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance and presented in international and regional academic conferences. She won the Outstanding Paper in Empirical Finance Award at the 2016 Southern Finance Association Conference.
Outside Options and CEO Turnover: The Network Effect”, 2014, Journal of Corporate Finance 28, 201-217.