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Pawan Jain Ph.D, CFA, CFP

Pawan Jain Ph.D, CFA, CFP

Associate Professor


304-293-5131Pawan.Jain@mail.wvu.edu4111Reynolds Hall


Pawan Jain Ph.D, CFA, CFP

Associate Professor


Dr. Pawan Jain received his Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Memphis in 2013 and a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Wyoming in 2008. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). He is also a Blockchain expert as certified by the American Institute of CPAs®. 


Dr. Jain has authored several scholarly articles in leading finance and real estate journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Financial Management, Journal of real Estate Finance and Economics, etc. He has won several awards and honors for his high quality research and outstanding teaching. He has made over 200 presentations at professional meetings and has also been invited to present his research at several premier business schools, such as the University of Mississippi, Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore, Kolkata, and Indore), Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Wyoming, University of Memphis, and Marquette University, among others. Dr. Jain’s research has been featured in popular press and he has been interviewed several times by the news channels for his opinion on stock market regulations , Blockchain, and high frequency trading. He has also been invited to present his research at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Reserve Bank of India, and National Stock Exchange of India. He was also invited to serve on the state of Wyoming's Blockchain Coalition.


In addition to being an outstanding researcher, Dr. Jain is an excellent teacher. He has been teaching online since 2005. He challenges and inspires his students to find their passion and attempt to become a World expert. His coaching goes well beyond the classroom lecture experience. He travels with the students to leading global events and student competitions on investment research where students apply the textbook knowledge at a level that can help them secure the best employment opportunities in the field.


Ph.D. Finance, University of Memphis, August, 2013

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), 2016-present

Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), 2017-present

Ph.D. Instructional Design and Technology (Minor: Statistics), University of Wyoming, December 2008

Honors Awards

2019 College of Business Junior Research Award, University of Wyoming.

Best paper in Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, 2018 (selected by American Real Estate Society members).

Outstanding Academic Paper in Empirical Finance Award at the Southern Finance Association annual Meeting (2018).

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellow, 2017-20.

College of Business Academy of Research competitive grant, 2018, 2019.

Semifinalist for the best paper award in the Investments category, Financial Management Association (FMA) (October, 2017).

Burns Endowment Fund Visiting Fellow, University of Lethbridge, August 2017.

AT&T Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, Central Michigan University.

2016 Hazelton MBA Faculty Excellence, Central Michigan University.

2015 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust (NAREIT) and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) Real Estate Research Conference Distinguished Research Prize (June 8, 2015).

Semifinalist for the best paper award in the Institutions and Markets category, Financial Management Association (FMA) (October 17, 2014).

Best Paper: 1st prize, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) (May 13, 2014).

Best Paper: 1st prize, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) (May 12, 2013).

Outstanding Academic Paper in Investments Award at the Eastern Finance Association annual Meeting (2011).

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