Dr. Yan is a Perella Chair and Professor of Finance at Lehigh University. He obtained a B.A. in finance from Renmin University of China in 1991 and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Iowa in 2001. Prior to joining Lehigh University in 2019, Dr. Yan spent 18 years at the University of Missouri, as an assistant, associate, and full professor of finance. He was the Richard G. Miller Professor of Finance from 2008 to 2019. Dr. Yan’s main research interests include asset pricing, institutional investors, mutual funds, hedge funds, short selling, and liquidity. Dr. Yan has published extensively in top academic journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Accounting Research. He is an associate editor of Journal of Financial Research and Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies. Dr. Yan’s research has been cited in the Business Week, the Economist, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal.