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Katerina Ivanov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Finance & Economics
Program Director, Master of Science in Finance and Analytics (MSFA)
McColl School of Business


Dr. Katerina Ivanov joined Queens University of Charlotte as an Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics in fall 2019. She teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses covering derivatives markets, international finance, and financial institutions, corporate finance and financial modeling in Excel. Her main research focus includes, broadly speaking, two areas of expertise. The first one relates to risk management and financial institutions, financial crisis and systemic risk, while the second one focuses on the area of health finance, in particular implication of government regulations on hospital performance. She has an extensive work involving the application of mathematical-based and statistical models to the business sector.

Dr. Ivanov presented her research in Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond as well as at a variety of national and international conferences, including World Finance Symposium, Financial Management Association, Midwest Finance Association, European Financial Management and Eastern Finance Association annual meetings. Her articles have been published in Review of Financial Economics, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Journal of Risk Finance. Dr. Ivanov is the recipient of several rewards as a recognition of her teaching and scholarly contributions, including UNC-Charlotte Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Research in 2015, McColl School of Business Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award in 2022 and ‘Most Valuable Player of 2021-2022’ acknowledgement by Queens’ student-athletes inducted into the Athletic Royal Society for earning a consistent 4.0 GPA.


Ph.D. in Finance, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.S. in Mathematical Finance, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.S, B.S. in Financial Management, State Power Engineering University