Faculty Profile

Dr. Caroline Zhu

Caroline Zhu

Assistant Professor of Finance

Email: zhu@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2900
Office: McKenna Hall 211

Education: BBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009; PhD, Duke University, 2014. At SPU since 2019.

Prior to coming to Seattle Pacific University, Dr. Caroline Zhu was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Oklahoma, where she taught Advanced Corporate Finance in the Price College of Business. At SPU, she teaches Problems in Corporate Finance, Business Finance, Investments, and Quantitative Methods for Decision Making.

Caroline’s research interest is in the broad area of corporate finance, with a special interest in governance-related issues, such as investor activism and executive compensation. 

When not on campus, Caroline can be anywhere in Seattle, exploring with her family the beautiful city they are blessed to now call home. 


Kenman Wong

Why I Teach at SPU

Kenman Wong, Professor of Business Ethics

"I enjoy teaching here because SPU is a unique place with a compelling mission. I find it tremendously rewarding to be part of a university that values close student-faculty relationships, service to society, character formation, and the liberal arts. SPU’s location within the urban core of a world class city also offers numerous internships, career, and cultural opportunities for students. Add it all up and it’s a combination that’s pretty tough to beat!"