UTA Business Building

The College of Business Welcomes New Tenure-Track Faculty
for Fall 2013

September 16, 2013—Students in the College of Business benefit from finance and accounting expertise of four new tenure-track faculty members.

Accounting

Ram Venkataraman, Ph.D., joins the faculty as associate professor of accounting. He was previously on the faculty at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and most recently at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Venkataraman received his Ph.D. from Penn State University in 2001, and his research is primarily focused on the role of information in capital markets. He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies, among others.

Finance

(Grace) Qing Hao, Ph.D., is an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Florida and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Before joining the College of Business at UT Arlington, Dr. Hao was a faculty member in the finance department at the University of Missouri-Columbia for eight years. Her research interests include initial public offerings (IPOs), investment banking, and short selling. She publishes research articles in journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and Managerial Finance. She won the Fama-DFA first prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2007 and the Highly Commended Award for papers published in Managerial Finance in 2011. She has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Finance, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Corporate Finance, among others.

Emmanuel Morales-Camargo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Texas at Arlington. He previously taught finance at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., The University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., and University of Sonora College of Business in Hermosillo, Mexico. Dr. Morales-Camargo received a Ph.D. in finance from The University of Arizona with a minor in experimental economics, and has M.S. degrees in finance and economics from The University of Arizona and Arizona State University, respectively. He has published scholarly work in Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Behavioral Finance, among others. Research interests include primary markets for equity and debt, market microstructure, and behavioral finance.

David Rakowski, Ph.D., is an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was previously on the finance faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He received a Ph.D. from Georgia State University and a B.B.A. from Stetson University. Prior to academic work, Dr. Rakowski was employed by Delaware Investment Advisors in Philadelphia. Research interests include interdisciplinary research methodologies, pedagogy of finance, and the analysis of fund flows, market liquidity, investor behavior, and portfolio management. Teaching subjects include research methodology and financial markets.