A native of Cambodia, Dr. Vichet Sum is currently Chair and an Associate Professor of Finance in the Department of Business, Management and Accounting at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His areas of specialization include Financial Theories, Financial Economics and Econometrics, Financial Management, Managerial & Financial Accounting, Real Estate Finance, Macroeconomics of Imperfect Capital Markets, Monetary Policy Economics, Development Economics, Workforce Training & Development, Corporate Training Management, Industrial Management, and Assessments and Evaluations of the Competitiveness of the Nations.
Dr. Sum is very well published and highly recognized nationally and internationally for his intellectual contributions. His published papers have been cited in many leading academic journals, books, industry reports and both national and international media outlets such as Wall Street Journal Market Watch, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, MorningStar, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Businessweek, Australia Financial Review and Les Échos (French Financial Newspapers). Dr. Sum is also a regular academic guest engaging in global economic and monetary policy discussions at the IMF and World Bank Spring and Annual Meetings. Per invitation from the National Bank of Cambodia, Dr. Sum conducted a workshop on "Using Vector Autoregression Model to Analyze Monetary Policy Transmission" for a large group of researchers and economists at the National Bank of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on December 24, 2014.
Dr. Sum completed his Post-Doctoral Program in Finance at the University of Florida in 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development and a minor in Finance and Economics from Southern Illinois University. He also has a Master of Training and Development in Human Resource Training and Development from Idaho State University and a Master of Management Science in Industrial Management from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Dr. Sum's first alma mater is the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he completed his Bachelor of Education in English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Dr. Sum enjoys watching and attending sport events, traveling to different places, and sampling different dishes.