Finance Faculty

Dr. Bruce Collins

Full Professor

Office: WS 303

Phone: (203) 837-8578


Bruce Collins earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University specializing in Financial and Monetary Economics. Dr. Collins is currently Professor of Finance at Western Connecticut State University’s Ancell School of Business.  He has more than twenty-five years experience in financial markets analysis including several with Wall Street firms, nineteen in academia and over a decade as a financial consultant.  He has previous experience in designing and managing structured equity portfolio products and currency strategies involving the use of quantitative and statistical methods.  In addition, Dr. Collins has experience in developing and managing investment strategies using derivative products and risk and cost management systems.  Further experience includes performing investment research and writing financial reports and newsletters relating the economy to financial markets and financial asset performance.  He has also managed an alternative investment currency project.  Dr. Collins is the author of two books on derivative securities and numerous publications mostly on derivatives. 

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Dr. Joel Goldstein

Full Professor, Co-chair

Office: WS 384

Phone: (203) 837-9341


Joel Goldstein is currently Professor of Finance and Co-Chair of the Finance department.  Dr. Goldstein was granted a B.B.A. from The City University of New York, an M.S. from New York University, and a Ph.D. from Polytechnic Institute of New York.  Before joining the Ancell School of Business he worked extensively in the area of quantitative analysis for companies in the financial services industry.  He led a financial analysis group at Goldman Sachs, was Director of Corporate Management Science at American Express, and was a Vice President at Citicorp, North America Investment Bank.  Prior to joining Western Connecticut State University, Dr. Goldstein taught undergraduate and graduate courses as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University, Pace University, New York University, and the University of New Haven.  At the Ancell School of Business, Dr. Goldstein teaches courses in managerial statistics, quantitative methods in finance, corporate finance, investment analysis, and fixed income securities.  He has written and co-authored several papers dealing with Input-Output accounting techniques, advanced forecasting techniques, and simulation models for forecasting time series.  Dr. Goldstein has also edited a finance textbook titled, Quant Methods in Finance, Thomson Publishing.  His current areas of interest include fixed income securities, Monte Carlo simulation, and the use of optimization techniques in finance.

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Dr. Annie Wong

Full Professor, Co-Chair

Office: WS 141

Phone: (203) 837-8577


Dr. Wong earned a B.B.A. degree from the Shue Yan College in Hong Kong, an M.B.A. degree from University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. degree in Finance from The State University of New York at Buffalo.  She is currently Co-chair and Professor of Finance of the Finance Department.  Dr. Wong has taught both undergraduate and MBA courses with an emphasis on the use of computer technology to solve financial problems.  Her primary research expertise is in the area of rate regulation for public utilities.  Her publications on this topic have been cited numerous times in court proceedings of many States such as Connecticut, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New York and California.  She has presented several research papers at professional conferences and published in refereed journals in the areas of investments and corporate finance.  Dr. Wong is currently serving on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Banking and Finance Review, and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Business Research, the Journal of Management Research, and the Journal of Financial and Economic Practice.  She has also reviewed many chapters for numerous finance textbooks.  Dr. Wong was awarded several grants for research and curriculum development.  She was a two-time winner of the Best Presenter Award for scholarly papers presented at national research conferences, and was the recipient of the Ancell School of Business Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

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Dr. Chin-Wen Huang

Assistant Professor

Office: WS 136

Phone: (203) 837-3929


Dr. Huang earned an MS in Finance from Saint Louis University and a Ph.D. in Economics from The City University of New York. Before entering academia, she worked in the financial industry as a financial analyst and a trader. She taught at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and The City University of New York prior to taking her present position on the faculty of Western Connecticut State University. Her research interests include quantitative methods, portfolio management, and banking. She has presented research papers at academic conferences and her work has appeared in several refereed journals.  She has been awarded a number of grants for research and for applications of technology in the classroom.  Dr. Huang has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Futures Markets and the Pennsylvania Economics Review.

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Professor Heidi Namiot

Assistant Professor

Office: WS 350

Phone: (203) 837-9342


Heidi Namiot earned a BA in mathematics from Smith College and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  Ms. Namiot worked in the financial service industry for over a decade, primarily as a derivatives bond Trader at Merrill Lynch and Swiss Re.  She has presented at international conferences on a variety of trading strategies.  Prior to getting her MBA, Ms. Namiot was a research analyst focusing on electric and natural gas utility valuations.  Since 2007, Ms. Namiot has taught a variety of classes in both the finance and mathematics departments at Western Connecticut State University and other colleges.  

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