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Seton Hall University

June 30, 2016 11:04 ET

Seton Hall University Finance Professor Begins One-Year Appointment With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Frank (Hongfei) Tang, Ph.D., CFA, associate professor of finance in the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, begins a prestigious one-year appointment with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). Known as the SEC's "think tank," the division integrates financial economics and rigorous data analytics into the core mission of the SEC, and is involved in a range of activities, including policy-making, rule-making, enforcement, and examination.

Tang, who will be responsible for rule-making related projects, will be based at SEC headquarters in Washington, D.C., and work as part of a larger team. His appointment begins July 1, 2016.

"[Tang] will bring expertise to the Commission in the area of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). These needs are extremely difficult for DERA to staff because very few potential job candidates have the research experience and expertise as set forth in Dr. Tang's resume."

Tang has been a faculty member at the Stillman School of Business since 2009. He earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests include corporate finance, derivatives, family firms, financial accounting, investments and mutual funds.

"We are so proud of Dr. Tang's appointment and the ground-breaking research that motivated the SEC to offer him this opportunity," said Joyce Strawser, dean of the Stillman School. "Faculty appointments at the SEC are generally reserved for the very best academic researchers. Dr. Tang is the first Stillman faculty member who has been invited to serve, and I believe that his invitation is an affirmation of the rising prestige of the Stillman School and its faculty."


Established in 1950, the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University maintains professional accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - AACSB International. The School is also among the select group that has achieved both business and accounting accreditation, a distinction earned by less than one percent of the world's business schools. The School integrates technology, ethics, and core business skills into challenging undergraduate, graduate and unique dual-degree programs, and is committed to enriching each student's life through an ethics-centered education focusing on transforming concepts into business practice. Known for academic excellence, the Stillman School has received national recognition from Bloomberg Businessweek, US News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

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One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership -- developing students in mind, heart and spirit -- since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 academic programs, Seton Hall's academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car from New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university's nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark.

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