Dr. Wei Zhou

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Dr. Wei Zhou - Associate Professor of Business


Wei ZhouDr. Wei Zhou, a recipient of numerous academic awards, is an Assistant Professor of Business teaching Accounting and Economics courses.  Dr. Z, as she is affectionately called by her students, earned a PhD (2011) and a MS (2005) in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.  Dr. Z also has a MS (2007) in Finance from the University of Florida as well as two degrees from China Agricultural University, a BS (2000) in Agri-Economics and Management and a BS (1998) in Applied Physics.


Dr. Zhou teaches Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics, Farm Management and Personal Finance.  She teaches two survey courses, Survey of Finance and Survey of Economics.

Research & Presentations:

Dr. Zhou concentrates her research in applied economics with a focus on agricultural topics.  She presented her research on "Demand for Watermelon and Application of AIDS Model" at the Annual Graduate Research Symposium (2008).  Her most recent presentation, "Bridging the Gap: An Analysis of the international students' program on Oklahoma" was at the Annual MBAA International in Chicago (2013).  Another presentation at Chicago, "Why do we need to invest in art and music? A case study in northwestern Oklahoma region" reflects her interest beyond economics.  During graduate studies at the University of Florida, Dr. Zhou was appointed a Graduate Research Assistant for three professors with research assignments involving pricing and hedging risks, demand metrics, opportunity exploits, and marketing activities affecting consumer demand.

Professional Experience:

With professional experience in international banking and e-banking transactions, Dr. Zhou broadens the horizons of her students in the classroom regarding the current climate of banking and international commerce and trade.  She had personal responsibilities for maintaining the bank's host computers and interfacing its software and operations with partner and client companies.  She managed B2B and B2C financial transactions across five independent systems.

Membership & Committees:

As a member of the DOB Assessment Committee, Dr. Zhou provides input and guidance into course evaluation and effectiveness toward meeting course and university learning outcomes.  At NWOSU, she is a member of the Study Abroad Committee and the Faculty Senate.  She is a member of Delta Mu Delta (ΔΜΔ), National Association of Professional Women, and Association of Latino Professional in Finance and Accounting.  She holds the Treasurer office for the Pilot Foundation House.

Contact Information:

Dr. Zhou is located on the Alva campus, JD227A.  She may be reached at (580) 327-8505 or via email, wzhou@nwosu.edu.