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Shriya Shekhar Honored by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Finance

Shriya Shekhar serves as an assistant professor of finance at the School of Business Administration at Gonzaga University.

Her research interests span initial public offerings, bank monitoring, capital raising strategies, executive decision-making processes, mergers and acquisitions, fintech, and corporate governance.

    SPOKANE, WA, February 05, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Shriya Shekhar has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

At Gonzaga University's School of Business Administration, Dr. Shekhar serves as an assistant professor of finance. In this role, she imparts knowledge on financial modeling and business finance to her students. A distinctive mix of industry and academic experience spanning Econometrics, data analytics, and Finance along with more than eight years of extensive industry experience has allowed Dr. Shekhar to deliver a superior student experience and identify socially impactful research areas. Her research interests span initial public offerings, bank monitoring, capital raising strategies, executive decision-making processes, mergers and acquisitions, fintech, and corporate governance. She has a publication in a renowned peer reviewed academic journal and is working on several scholarly articles to extend the body of knowledge in these areas. As an educator, she is dedicated to providing comprehensive instruction and resources to ensure her students grasp complex financial concepts. Recognizing the quantitative challenges inherent in finance studies, she offers extensive practice materials and values engaging with her students to facilitate their learning. Her teaching efforts are very well received and have earned her great reviews from students. Beyond her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Shekhar is deeply involved in ongoing research projects.

Dr. Shekhar's academic journey began at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she served as a graduate student assistant and part-time faculty from 2017 until 2023. Prior to her academic career, she was a senior consultant at Deloitte in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, from 2014 to 2017. Before that tenure, she honed her analytical skills as a rating analyst at CRISIL Ltd in the Mumbai area from 2008 to 2013 and started her professional journey as an analyst at Evalueserve in Gurgaon, India, from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Shekhar's extensive experience in both academia and the financial services industry has established her as an expert in finance and financial modeling.

Dr. Shekhar's educational background is impressive and foundational to her success. She earned a doctorate in finance from Wayne State University in 2023. Her business acumen was further shaped by completing a Master of Business Administration, with a focus on Finance, from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad in 2014. While at ISB she was selected for a spring exchange term at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, an experience she considers a highlight of her academic journey. Her academic pursuits began with a bachelor's degree in economics from Miranda House at Delhi University in 2007. From a young age she was strongly influenced by the emphasis on education in her family. The support and encouragement from her family, particularly her father, who is a retired professor, played a pivotal role in fostering her passion for education and research.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Dr. Shekhar has made significant contributions to community service efforts. Born in a middle-class family and raised in a small city in India she understood the value of building a just and equitable society from an early age. Her community involvement includes teaching underprivileged children as part of a community program and participating actively in school donation drives. During her time at Deloitte, she volunteered her services for developing job skills among youth—a testament to her commitment to social responsibility.

Dr. Shekhar's personal life is marked by experiences that have enriched her professional expertise. With eight years of experience within India's financial services sector spanning from structured finance ratings to compliance management, she brings a wealth of practical knowledge to her academic role. Her undergraduate studies at Miranda House—India's top-ranked college—and postgraduate work at globally recognized business schools have provided her with an exceptional educational foundation.

Her husband Abhishek Pandey serves as an inspiration for Dr. Shekhar; he is a Group Director, Systems Engineering in the Americas region at the ZKW Group and has also been featured by Marquis for his professional achievements.

Driven by a desire to bridge the gap between academic theory and industry practice, Dr. Shekhar is committed to developing courses that employ effective teaching methodologies aimed at preparing students for successful careers. Her continuous efforts to refine her teaching approach underscore her dedication to student success and lifelong learning.

Dr. Shekhar's career is distinguished not only by her academic contributions but also by the recognition she has received for her work—including being awarded the prestigious Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship for outstanding PhD students. In addition, she was also awarded the American Finance Association Ph.D. Student Travel Grant, 2023. As further attestation of her exemplary contribution, she was awarded the Standard & Poor's ACE (Celebrating Analytical Excellence) award, the prestigious CRISIL Analytical Excellence trophy at CRISIL after several rounds of selection, and a trophy for excellent team-player skills at Evalueserve.

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