Dr. Wang joined the Juniata College faculty as Assistant Professor of Economics in 2010. He earned his BA in Economics from Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Taiwan. He went on and earned his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from The University of California, Irvine.
Prior to joining Juniata College, Dr. Wang worked for a Big Four accounting firm as a Transfer Pricing Economist. From 2007 to 2010, he helped multinational enterprises address their transfer pricing issues, including cross-border tangible and intangible goods transactions. He also provided advice to several economic consulting projects, assisting his clients to solve operational matters including data mining and analysis and forecast modeling. He was also a part of the engagement team that provided advice to companies with wage and working hour disputes that fall under the Fair Labor Standards Acts.
In early 2011, Dr. Wang joined Kdan Mobile Software, a Taiwanese software company, as Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy. With that role, Dr. Wang provides management oversight, strategic planning, and international tax advice to the company. To date, Dr. Wang has provided five internships to Juniata students. Dr. Wang is currently a member of the company board.
Besides the consulting skills, Dr. Wang has extensive teaching experiences, covering subjects in the field of Economics and Business. In his teaching career, he has taught at The University of California at Irvine (Irvine, CA), Orange Coast College (Coast Mesa, CA), National Chung Hsing University (Taichung, Taiwan) and Tunghai University (Taichung, Taiwan). During his tenure at National Chung Hsing University, he taught a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He was invited by The University of California at Irvine to be a visiting scholar in 2006, 2011, and 2012. In 2007, Dr. Wang was awarded the Excellent Teaching and Mentoring Award by National Chung Hsing University for his efforts in teaching. To further expand his teaching horizon, Dr. Wang accepted an adjunct position at Orange Coast College and taught economics to community college students between 2009 and 2010 while he was a consultant. Dr. Wang is dedicated to his commitment to teaching. He has actively participated in research related to scholarship of teaching and learning. Most recently, Dr. Wang conducted experiments related to measuring how business professors could enhance and assess the numerical sense of students with innovative teaching methods. This on-going research has received continuous support from the James J. Lakso Center for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning at Juniata College.
Dr. Wang is a labor economist. His research is mainly related to studying the labor policy effects on labor market outcomes. He had won financial support from the National Science Council in Taiwan and his work could be seen in academic journals. In addition, he participated in government-sponsored projects in Taiwan. He conducted research and lead interviews with the firms in biotechnical industry in order to help government form policies. He also presented his research findings in the Council of Agriculture in Taiwan.
He is married to Kim Liao and has two sons, Aidan and Liam.