Louis Chan Honored as Hoeft Professor
Louis Kuo Chi Chan accepted the latest honor in his career when
he was invested as the Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Professor on
"I would like to deflect these good feelings to others,"
said Chan in brief remarks to the dignitaries, friends, and fellow
faculty gathered to celebrate his new professorship. Chan, a prolific
researcher, is an expert in the application of statistical methods
to the study of financial markets.
A member of the faculty since 1988, Chan holds a PhD in finance
and applied economics and an MS in applied economic from the University
of Rochester. His undergraduate degree in business administration
is from the University of Hawaii. He was on the faculty of Cornell
University before joining the University of Illinois.
The Hoeft Professorship was established by Leonard and Mary Lou
Hoeft in 2004. Dean Avijit Ghosh thanked the Hoefts in his comments
during the ceremony and noted that a professorship honors twice
- it honors the distinguished faculty member as well as the donor.
"We're grateful to the Hoefts for this gift."