Program Leadership

Director, Professor Tao Pang (PhD, CFA, FRM)

Dr. Tao Pang is a professor at Department of Mathematics and his research interests include portfolio optimization, risk management and operations management. He receives his PhD with primary research area in portfolio optimization from Brown University and his MS and BS both from University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Pang is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He served as a co-director of the North Carolina Chapter of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) from 2011 to 2016.

John CollisonCareer Services Director,  Dr. John Collison

Dr. John Collison has over 20 years of experience in the Talent space, he has  led a wide range of people-related functions, including recruiting, curriculum design, training, management development, and leadership development, and organizational effectiveness disciplines such as succession planning, diversity, and performance management.  In his work at JPMorgan, Duke University, and Genworth Financial, he has envisioned, designed, and implemented solutions ranging from tailored curricula, to entry-level talent programs, to diverse talent acceleration efforts, to recruiting strategies.

Dr. Collison’s leadership positions have included Global Leadership Development for JPMorganChase, Talent Acquisition & Development for JPMorgan’s Private Bank, Talent Development for JPMorgan’s Asset Management business, Graduate Student Career Services at Duke University, and Global Talent Development at Genworth Financial’s Global Mortgage Insurance business.