M.S.Q.F. Faculty

Qing Sheng, Ph.D.

Program Director

Dr. Sheng joined the Gabelli School in 2017 as a clinical associate professor in finance, teaching in the quantitative finance area. Prior to joining Fordham, Dr. Sheng worked on Wall Street for 20 years and has a wide range of experience including derivatives modeling, running a multi-strategy hedge fund, automated market making in fixed-income securities, and high-speed options trading.

Dr. Sheng earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Peking University and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University.

Ren-Raw Chen, Ph.D.


Dr. Chen specializes in modeling term structure of interest rates and credit risks, automating pricing models for trading desks and rating agencies, deriving closed-form solutions, implementing lattice and Monte Carlo simulations, and complex calibrations.

Dr. Chen has published papers in major academic and professional journals including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Fixed Income, and Journal of Derivatives. He has implemented pricing models for financial companies, including credit derivatives pricing models for Lehman Brothers, structural default models for Moody's KMV, convertible bond and fixed-income derivatives models for Grand Cathy Securities Corporation, and a two-factor HJM model for Polypaths Software.

Dr. Chen has taught at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; the University of Pittsburgh; National Taiwan University; and Hong Kong University.

He received his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University and his master’s degree from the University of Illinois, where he also received a Ph.D. in finance.

Natalia I. Reisel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Reisel's research interests are in the area of empirical corporate finance, with a primary focus on financial contracting, fixed income securities and strategic alliances. She has published in leading finance and law journals, including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Business Studies, University of Chicago Law Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management. Results of her research were used by practitioners and featured by the Economist in Executives’ Briefings, by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and at the at NASDAQ/CFA ETF conference. Her papers won the FMA Best Paper Awards in Fixed Income, International Finance, and Corporate Finance. 

Natalia Reisel joined the Gabelli School of Business in 2012 after serving on the faculty of Southern Methodist University. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. 

Yuewu Xu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Xu’s research interests are in theoretical and empirical asset pricing, and financial econometrics. His publications have appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Econometrics. Dr. Xu also worked in a major asset-management firm for five years.

He earned a Ph.D. in finance and a Ph.D. in statistics at Yale University.