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Ruiyao Zhu

PhD Student
Ruiyao Zhu
2113 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Education and Certification

PhD Candidate in Finance, Virginia Tech (Expected 2022) 

M.S. in Finance, Syracuse University 

B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Management, Purdue University


Ruiyao is a Ph.D. candidate expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2022. She earned a master of science degree in Finance from Syracuse University and a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University. 


Ruiyao's research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, executive compensation, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions. She currently teaches Introduction to Finance at the undergraduate level and is a teaching assistant for undergraduate and doctoral-level classes.