Finance Professor Dr. Kenneth Tah to Participate in Highly Selective Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel

Dr. Kenneth Tah

MACON – Mercer University Stetson-Hatcher School of Business assistant professor of finance Dr. Kenneth Tah was one of 25 faculty members from around the U.S. selected to participate in a 12-day fellowship program to Israel sponsored by the Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International.

The Winter 2019 Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel provides an all-expenses paid trip Dec. 26-Jan. 8 to travel throughout the country, meet with Israeli professors and gain exposure to contemporary Israeli society, culture and historical sites. The goal is to establish an exchange for collaboration between American and Israeli professors as well as their students.

Dr. Tah, who serves as director of the Risk Management and Insurance Program at Mercer, focuses his research on the dynamics and efficiency of financial and capital markets, asset backed securitization and asset pricing.

His research has been presented at organizations such as the Financial Management Association, Southwestern Finance Association and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His work has been published in journals such as Review of Financial Economics, Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Studies in Economics and Finance, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Fixed Income.

At Mercer, he teaches Principles of Finance, Foundations of Accounting and Finance, Investments, International Finance, Corporate Finance and Bank Management.

Dr. Tah earned his Ph.D. from Louisiana Tech University, MBA from New Mexico Highlands University, Master of Science from Umea University and Bachelor of Science from Buea University.

Other participating institutions in the Winter 2019 Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel include the University at Albany, Allegheny College, University of Central Florida, Columbus State University, University of Connecticut, Cornell University, Duke University, University of Florida, Florida State University, George Washington University, Guilford College, University of Maryland, Michigan State University, University of Mississippi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oregon State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Suncoast Waldorf School, Stetson University, University of South Florida, Texas A&M University, Virginia Tech and West Chester University.

About the School of Business

Established in 1984, Mercer’s School of Business is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history, and his grandson Robert F. (Bob) Hatcher, a Macon businessman, longtime supporter, trustee and former board chair for the University. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer’s business school delivers career-focused business education in order to develop innovative leaders who are responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer’s business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.” The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA). For more information, visit