Tianning Li

What brought you to Hood College?

The gorgeous campus, friendly colleagues and lovely students.

What do you value most about your relationship with graduate students?

Mutual respect, close interaction and direct communication.

What is the most rewarding aspect of teaching in the graduate school at Hood?

When students come to me and say, “Thank you, Dr. Li. The class is tough but I did learn a lot.”

Describe your approach to teaching.

Finance is rigorous and quantitative by nature. I try my best to simplify the materials.

What is/are your most memorable moment/s at Hood?

The most memorable moment is when I received the Multicutural Leadership Award this year.

Describe your academic interests, research, professional interests or expertise.

My research interests include corporate finance, banking, international finance and entrepreneurship.

When you aren’t teaching, what are you doing in your spare time?

I am a crazy soccer fan. When I am not teaching, I will be watching soccer, playing soccer or on the way to play soccer.

What are three books that you would recommend everyone read?

“When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management,” “Liar’s Poker” and “The Alchemy of Finance: Reading the Mind of the Market.”