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Meet the Teach

by Jessica Krom

Meet the Teach
Yuhang Xing, Associate Professor of Finance

It’s only natural you’d want to get to know your professors. What’s their classroom like? Are they researching something you can apply to your job or business idea? The decision about where to go to business school comes down to several factors. Who you’re learning from is key.

Our faculty, along with our students, staff and alumni, are the fabric of who we are. We’re intentional about who we recruit as faculty — both for research expertise and the unique insights they bring into the classroom. With an average class size of 40 and 181 faculty members — including more than 50 female faculty leading from the front of the classroom — you have the amazing opportunity to get to know your professors. Our 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio means impromptu conversations happen in the hallway after class when you have a question about a new concept. It means they follow up to see how that interview for your dream job went. It means they know your name and are invested in your success.

It also means that what they’re teaching in your course is infused with their latest and greatest research. This year, seven new faculty members joined Rice Business. You can read up on their research and what makes it special. From machine learning methods leading to understanding consumer and firm behavior better to designing and managing health care delivery systems, professors bring their findings into the classroom so you learn fresh ideas from the source.

You can read up on the professors who received this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards and learn about all our professor’s work on Rice Business Wisdom, the school’s online ideas magazine with tons of quick reads on the relevant, interesting, evidence-based research our faculty publish. This is a great way to get to know some of your professors before you start school.

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