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Yongsheng Wang, newly elected member of the Pi Gamma Mu international Board of Trustees and chancellor of the Northeast Region, graduated from Texas Tech University with Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics and received a B. Mgmt. in accounting from Qingdao University, China. Currently, he is an assistant professor of economics and director of financial economics at Washington and Jefferson College. He founded the Pennsylvania Alpha Omicron chapter of Pi Gamma Mu. With his dedication to undergraduate teaching and research, he has received many teaching, research, and service awards and grants. For example, he received an advisor grant on social responsibilities from the Association of College Honor Societies. There are only six advisors nationwide who received this award. He received several undergraduate-research grants from Washington and Jefferson College. In 2010, he was awarded the Course Development Institute Grant from Duquesne University and the Forbes Fund to develop a service-learning curriculum. The Pennsylvania Alpha Omicron chapter received the Roll of Distinction Award from Pi Gamma Mu in 2010. Dr. Wang published numerous journal articles. One of them was published in the International Social Science Review in 2009.
Dr. Wang is very passionate about interdisciplinary learning and diversity. He has routinely taken his students to China. In 2010, he was invited to be part of the panel on international liberal-arts education by the Annapolis Group, an organization for the presidents from selected liberal-arts colleges. In addition to Pi Gamma Mu, Dr. Wang is also a member of the American Economic Association, the Eastern Economic Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Financial Executives International, Omicron Delta Epsilon, ASIANetwork, and Kiwanis International.