King named Interim Dean; Troyer appointed Interim Provost

Tao-Hsien "Dolly" King
Monday, June 5, 2023
Both appointments are effective immediately.

Tao-Hsien "Dolly" King, Rush S. Dickson Professor of Finance, will step in as interim dean of the Belk College of Business during Jennifer L. Troyer’s appointment as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Both appointments are effective immediately.

King joined UNC Charlotte in 2006 when the Belk College of Business launched the Ph.D. in Finance program. A prolific researcher in the areas of corporate finance and fixed income securities, King has served in a number of administrative posts in the Belk College including as chair of the Department of Finance and associate dean for graduate programs and research.

"I have worked with Dr. King in many capacities, and I am always impressed with her leadership, her thoughtfulness, and passion for supporting her students," Troyer said. "She has played a critical role as we have grown the quality of our research portfolio, evolved and grown our graduate programs, and established relationships globally."

As one example of King’s ability to create effective partnerships that result in experiences for students and advancement of knowledge, she worked with the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina to co-host a conference on fixed income securities. The program featured well-known speakers, panelists and top researchers from academia and industry. In addition, she has been instrumental in fostering and expanding relationships with the college’s international partners.

King has published more than three dozen publications in leading journals, earned close to 20 honors and awards, and received more than a dozen external and UNC Charlotte grants. She has been associate editor, topic editor and editorial board member for leading journals, has provided journal review service to close to 30 journals, and has delivered over 85 research presentations. She has also served on dozens of University and Belk College committees and councils, including the University Faculty Council.

"I first was drawn to the Belk College and UNC Charlotte almost 20 years ago to take a leadership role in developing the new Ph.D. in Finance program," King said. "Since then, I have contributed to the shaping of this dynamic college and University in a variety of ways. I am honored to be chosen as interim dean as we continue to grow and evolve as a leading urban research business school."

Before joining Charlotte, King held faculty positions with National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Southern Methodist University. She earned Ph.D. and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.