Rohrer College of Business @ Rowan University
Professor - Finance
Dr. Ihsan Isik is a full time tenured professor of international banking and finance at the Department of Accounting and Finance, Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. Dr. Isik also serves as the Director of International Affairs for the Rohrer COB since June 2013.
Dr. Isik received his B.S. in Management with honors from the Middle East Technical University (ODTU), in Ankara, Turkey; his M.S. in Finance from Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas; his M.A. in Economics and his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from University of New Orleans (UNO), New Orleans, Louisiana. He has several conference presentations and research papers on financial institutions and markets, of which two appeared in the number one banking journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, where they were the 12¹th and 17¹th most requested articles in 2002 and 2003, respectively. His research papers on emerging and international financial markets have also appeared in tier one finance and economics journals such as Financial Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Economics and Finance and Journal of Business and Economics, among others. Dr. Isik's papers have received over 1,000 citations (Google Scholar) between 2002-2012. Dr. Isik is also the recipient of several best paper or outstanding researcher awards, such as from the Merrill Lynch Center For the Study of International Financial Services and Markets, International Applied Business Research Conference, European Applied Research Conference, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference and Rowan University.
Dr. Isik also serves as the founding Chairman and CEO of the American Turkish Chamber of Commerce (ATCOM), headquartered in New Jersey, USA. ATCOM operates as the American partner of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO) and Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MUSIAD), two of the largest business alliances in Turkey. Dr. Isik is also the former board member of the World Turkish Business Council, an initiative by the Union of Chambers and Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). Dr. Isik has also worked as a consultant on a number of projects for Istanbul Municipality and the Central Bank (FED) of Turkey. Prof. Isik¹s essays and comments on current business and finance affairs appear in some Turkish and international dailies. Dr. Isik is a member of the International Financial Management Association and he is a research fellow of the EU funded Economic Research Forum (ERF). Prof. Isik is married with twin daughters and resides in New Jersey, USA.