2021 Emerging Scholar Announced

The Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference committee is pleased to announce this year’s Emerging Scholar, Jon Taylor of Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business, Boca Raton, Florida.

The Emerging Scholars program is designed to offer Ph.D. students who are considering or working on a dissertation on a banking-related topic the opportunity to fully participate in the Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The program was first introduced as part of the third annual conference held in 2015.

2020 Emerging Scholars:

  • Jason Damm, Florida Atlantic University
  • Jiarui (Jerry) Guo, University of South Carolina
  • William Scott Langford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Paul Obermann, University of Alabama

2019 Emerging Scholars

  • Kuan Liu of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Thi Hong Nguyen Nguyen of Auburn University
  • Prithu Vatsa of the University of Miami

2018 Emerging Scholars

  • Jiayi Xu, Auburn University;
  • Cao Fang, University of Arkansas
  • Xiaonan (Flora) Ma, University of South Carolina

2017 Emerging Scholars

  • Jin Cai, University of South Carolina
  • Padma Sharma, University of California- Irvine
  • Jacob Walloga, Clemson University
  • Dayin Zhang,  University of California- Berkeley

2016 Emerging Scholars

  • Raymond Kim, Texas Tech University
  • Xinming Li, University of South Carolina
  • Herman Saheruddin, University of South Carolina