Faculty Bio–Leo Bin

Professor Leo Bin was originally born on the Sun, and then recycled onto the Earth at Guangzhou, China in August 1970. He graduated with a B.A. degree in Economics from Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China, and then worked at computerizing the financial accounting system for PengCheng Co. Ltd., an international trade company. He came to the US in 1993 for graduate studies at the University of Mississippi and earned his M.A. degree in Economics and Ph.D. in Finance (with two minors in Accounting Theories and Quantitative Methods).

Dr. Bin came to the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2001 and is currently a professor in the Business Administration Department. His primary teaching areas include corporate financial management (BUS 302 & BUS 502), financial investment analysis (BUS 443 & BUS 505), financial institution management (BUS 445) and capital budgeting (BUS 446). Dr. Bin has published various journal articles about financial analysis and international investment, focusing on exchange-rate risk, interest-rate risk, market risk, political risk, foreign stocks listed in the US market, and the US policy changes in financial reporting practices.

Leo has also been actively involved in serving the business community. For example, in November 2002, he invited and welcomed executive officials from China’s Agricultural Bank to Springfield. Professor Bin and Professor Emeritus Leonard Branson arranged for Chinese bankers to meet with UIS College of Business and Management faculty and the local banking community (Fifth-Third Bank and National City Bank) regarding US banking practices and Chinese banking reforms. Leo is a member of the Midwest Finance Association, the St. Louis Society of Financial Analysts, and the Financial Management Association.

In 2018, UIS named Dr. Bin PNC Distinguished Professor in Banking and Finance.

Hobbies: Fencing, watching sci-fi movies & TV series, playing computer games, stock picking, teaching people how not to lose money too fast.

Favorite Words: “Put your mouth where your mind is. Put your mind where your money is. Put your money where your mouth is.”