Accelerated Master Degrees Now Offered

Dr. Tih Koon (Alex) Tan 


Department of Accounting & Finance


Tel: 202.274.7048


Alex T.K. Tan is Professor of Finance in the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC).  He also serves as Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Finance.  Prior to joining UDC in 2016, he was a faculty member in the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa.  His main teaching areas are corporate finance, international finance, and financial models.

Alex received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Central Florida.  In addition, he holds three degrees from Washington State University: M.A. in Agribusiness, M.A. in Economics, and B.A. in Business Administration.  His research interests include corporate finance, governance, executive compensation, and international finance, and had published several papers in those areas. In recent years, he had diverted some efforts into pedagogical research, and has published an article appear in the Advances of Finance Education.  Through the years, Alex has participated in various regional/international conferences in different roles.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys spending time with his family.  He also enjoys traveling. Apart from domestic travels, at least once a year, he travels to Asia to visit family.

Ph.D., Finance, University of Central Florida (2010)

M.A., Agribusiness, Washington State University (2002)

M.A., Economics, Washington State University (2001)

B.A., Business Administration, Washington State University (1998)

  • Financial Education

  • Corporate Finance

  • Governance

  • Compensation

  • International Finance

Abed, S., T.K. Tan, and B. Chen (2022), “Competency of the Virtual Accounting Learning to Meet CMA Certification Needs,” International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 16(3).

Xu, F., D. Wu, J. Hua, and T.K. Tan (2022), “Preventive Maintenance for Mortgage Loans of Low-Income Borrowers,” International Journal of Economics and Finance, 14(3).

Lin, J. and T.K. Tan (2021), “Professional Development of Quality Mentors: Case from China,” Research in Higher Education Journal.

Zhan, Z. and T.K. Tan (2021), “Perceived Risk and Risk Assessment in Self-Supported Study Abroad: Evidence from China,” Research in Higher Education Journal.

Harrington, C. and T.K. Tan (2018), “A Trading Game for Introductory Finance Courses with Assessable Learning Outcomes,” Advances in Financial Education, 34-55.