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Christina Hui Ding, Assistant Professor

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“My teaching philosophy is to enjoy learning and foster interactive and active learning in the classroom. I want my students to learn the knowledge they need and apply it to their work and life.”

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. and MBA in Management – Nankai University, China,
  • Master's degree in Finance – Harvard University
  • Master's degree in Management with a concentration in Information Technology – Colorado Technical University
  • Career Highlights:

    Dr. Ding enjoys doing research and has published several articles in peer-reviewed academic journals in both English and Chinese.

    Research Project: LPCE (Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship) Accelerator member, team lead, 3D Global Virtual Classroom.

    Harvard University, $1,000 award. 2020-2021. Description: Lead a research team: Hui founded 3D Virtual Classroom, an online software to make online courses more interesting and more interactive.

    Multiple Academic Articles:

  • “How Relationships Between China and U.S. Affect Chinese Economics,” Economy special edition, November 2018.
  • "New Era: Collaborative Global Leadership Model," International Journal of Innovation and Research in Education Sciences, February 2018.
  • "Virtual Global Leadership Model, Exploratory Research of Leadership," World Journal of Social Sciences, March 2014.
  • "Difference in Loan Management Between Commercial Banks in China and the U.S. and Their Impact on Corporate Finance," Shanghai Finance. Vol. 1. 2006.
  • "Corporate Bank Loan into Corporate Securities: Asset Selection and Phased Implementation," Zhejiang Finance, Vol. 5. 2005.
  • "Research on Different Financing Sources and Priorities of Corporate Finance," Practice and Theory of SEZS. Vol. 2. 2006.
  • “History of Chinese and Foreign Economic Relationships,” People's Publishing Company, 2011.
  • “America's Economic Predicament: How China Can Avoid a Similar Crisis,” Tsinghua University Press (one of China's top academic presses), January 2011.
  • The Trilogy of China and World Expo: Explaining World Expo; 2010 Tsinghua University Press.
  • The Trilogy of China and World Expo: China Participated in the World Expo; 2010 Tsinghua University Press.
  • The Trilogy of China and World Expo: Holding World Expo; 2010 Tsinghua University Press. Dr. Ding received cash awards for her outstanding teaching at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
  • In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Ding cares deeply about quality in education and curriculum design. Before joining SOU, she served on committees working on university-level curriculum design and modifications for another university.

    In which online programs do you teach?

    • What do you want students to take away from your classes? What do you want them to learn?

      My teaching philosophy is to enjoy learning and foster interactive and active learning in the classroom. I want my students to learn the knowledge they need and apply it to their work and life.

    • How long have you been teaching online courses?

      Ten years

    • Why did you start teaching?

      I have a passion to teach. I believe education matters. Education can change a person's life. My happiest moments are when I see my students being successful.

    • What is the value of a higher degree in the field in which you teach?

      I teach finance and business courses. The value of a finance degree is to help students understand the concepts of finance and apply them to their work and life. The value of an MBA is to emphasize managerial skills, strategic thinking and human resource skills to prepare them for real-world job responsibilities.

    • ​What advice would you give to those considering your online program?

      Set a schedule for completing and reviewing assignments to ensure you submit all your assignments on time.

    • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

      I enjoy public speaking. I won first place in the Humorist Speech Contest Club Level, Toastmasters International, 2019.


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