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Fall 2013 Zicklin School of Business New Faculty

Stan Ross Department of Accountancy

Higgins_Danielle.jpgDanielle Higgins, an Assistant Professor of Accountancy, has conducted research on the influence of a firm’s business strategy on its tax aggressiveness and specializes in accounting for income taxes. Professor Higgins earned a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut as well as a Ed.M. for the State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She is also a member of the American Accounting Association and American Taxation Association.

Jon Kerr, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, earned a BS and an M.Acc. from Brigham Young University, and a M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

li-chen.jpgChen Li, Assistant Professor of Accountancy, has conducted research on executive compensation of top management teams and the consequences of the governance rules in 2002 on CEOs compensation. Professor Li earned a B.S., B.A. and M.A. all from Peking University; and an M.S. and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Li has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Social Sciences in China and China Economic Quarterly.

no-image.jpgMin Shen, Associate Professor of Accountancy, has conducted research in two areas: capital market information environment that relates to the demand and supply of corporate accounting information and its dissemination in capital markets, and managerial incentives in making accounting choices. Discoveries of her research highlight the roles played by capital market information intermediaries in the information efficiency of the marketplace. Her research examines the process by which capital market participants use delegated information intermediaries to search for and assimilate information in SEC periodic reports, and the interdependence between institutional ownership and the speed with which data aggregators disseminates corporate accounting information. Professor Shen has been published in The Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting Studies, and the Contemporary Accounting Research.

Professor Shen received her baccalaureate education at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and M.S. and PhD in accounting from Michigan State University. Before joining the accounting faculty at Baruch College in 2013, she was an accounting faculty at George Mason University. Her teaching focuses are in financial accounting principles and financial reporting.

Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance

Amber Anand, Associate Professor of Economics and Finance, is an expert in market structure including market design of stock and options markets, price discovery and regulation of trading. Professor Anand earned an M.Phil from Baruch College and GSUC, CUNY; Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the International Management Institute in New Delhi, India; and PhD in Business from Baruch College and GSUC, CUNY. Professor Anand served as Associate Editor for the Financial Review and has been published in the Review of Financial Studies.

Guillaume Haeringer, Associate Professor of Economics & Finance, earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Strasbourg, France, and has conducted research in matching markets and mechanism design as well as school choice mechanisms and market design. He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Economic Theory and has published articles in that publication as well as the American Economic Review.

no-image.jpgYehuda Izhakian, Assistant Professor, earned an MBA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a PhD from Tel-Aviv University.  Professor Izhakian has been published in The Quarterly Journal of Finance.

Department of Law

Edelman_Marc.jpgMarc Edelman, Associate Professor of Law, is a nationally recognized scholar in the field of sports law, who has published more than twenty academic articles to date.  Professor Edelman’s doctrinal areas of expertise include antitrust law, contract law, gaming law, and intellectual property law.  Some of his more recent research interests include analyzing the NCAA Principle of Amateurism under the Sherman Act, and reviewing the legal issues that pertain to the fantasy sports industry.  Professor Edelman earned a B.S. degree magna cum laude from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; an M.A., from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology; and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is a featured blogger for Forbes Sports Money.

pacella_jennifer.jpgJennifer M. Pacella is an Assistant Professor of Law and an admitted attorney to the New York Bar and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Her research areas include whistleblowers in the securities industry; federal district court and circuit court examination of whistleblower protection under the federal securities laws; the federal appellate process; the immunity of self-regulatory organizations in the securities industry; and immigration law in Italy and the European Union. Professor Pacella is also a New York Bar Association member. She has been published in law reviews and journals including Wayne Law Review and Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. Professor Pacella earned her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, as well as an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo.

packin-nizan.jpgNizan Geslevich Packin, Assistant Professor of Law, has conducted research on a variety of topics including the intersection of financial regulation and corporate reorganization law. Professor Packin earned a B.A. in Economics and an LLB in Law from Haifa University; an LLM in Law from Columbia Law School; and is an SJD candidate (Doctorate in Law) at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law. Professor Packin is an admitted attorney with the State of New York, and the Southern District of New York, as well as in Israel, where she also clerked in the Supreme Court. Professor Packin has written articles for journals including The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and The Berkeley Business Law Journal.

Robert Wagner, Assistant Professor of Law, has conducted research on Evidentiary issues in corporate law and white collar crime. Professor Wagner earned a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago; an M.B.A., from University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. Professor Wagner is a member of the California State Bar and has written articles for the Connecticut Law Review, the Tulane Law Review and the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management

anderson-david.jpgDavid Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management. He has conducted research in hospital resource management and health operations, particularly in mining insurance claims data to predict healthcare costs, identifying inefficiencies in hospital resource management and identifying episodes of care. Professor Anderson earned a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Applied Math-Statistics & Operations Research from the College of William and Mary. He is a member of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Professor Anderson has been published in Health Care Management Science and other publications.

Tolga Aydinliyim, Assistant Professor of Management, has conducted research on operations and supply chain management (OM and SCM), with particular interest in OM-marketing interface, retail operations, sustainability in OM and SCM, and time sensitive capacity allocation issues in SCM. Professor Aydinliyim earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey); and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio). He has served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management and the International Journal of Business Analytics, and published his research in leading OM journals including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Decision Sciences.

Basu_Sandip.jpgSandip Basu, Assistant Professor of Management, has conducted research on various business-related topics including corporate venturing, strategic renewal, dynamic capabilities, real options, spin-offs. He has written articles for publications including Production and Operations Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the Journal of Business Venturing. Professor Basu earned a B.Tech from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal; and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; and a PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle.

li_shan.jpgShan Li, Assistant Professor of Management, has conducted research on topics that include operations-marketing interface; social network in customer value management and service management; and health care management. Professor Li earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and both an M.S. and PhD. in Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Li is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and has published articles in Marketing Science and Production and Operations Management.

Jared Peifer, Assistant Professor of Management, is an expert in the areas of corporate social responsibility, economic sociology, organizational theory, sociology of religion and socially responsible investing. A PhD. graduate of Cornell University, Professor Peifer has had his work published in numerous publications, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and Socio-Economic Review. Professor Peifer is also a member of the Academy of Management, American Sociological Association, and The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Tillman_CJustice.jpgJustice Tillman, Assistant Professor of Management, has conducted research in areas including human resource management and organizational behavior, management psychology, decision-making processes, ethical behavior, personality, and leadership. Prof. Tillman is a member of numerous organizations, including the Academy of Human Resource Development and Academy of Management. His work has been published in Team Performance Management, and the Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict. Prof. Tillman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management from Augusta State University; a Master’s of Human Resource Development, a Master’s of Business Administration, and Doctorate of Education, all from Clemson University; and a PhD in Management from The University of Alabama. Professor Tillman is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

Elena Vidal, Assistant Professor of Management, has conducted research in areas focusing on corporate strategy, divestitures and resource configuration. She earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Duke University, an MSC in Management and a BSC in Business and Economics, both from the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile. Professor Vidal is a member the Editorial Review Board for the Strategic Management Journal, as well as a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). She has published in Global Strategy Journal and Long Range Planning.

Winkler_Anne-Laure.jpgAnne-Laure Winkler is an Instructor in the Department of Management.  She has conducted research in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, broad-based employee ownership, and strategic human resource management. Professor Winkler earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from ESSEC Business School (Paris); an M.S. and is expecting her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations. She has published articles in the Human Resource Management Review, European Journal of International Management, and Nature Biotechnology. Professor Winkler is also a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Business Ethics, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Department of Marketing

Sunaina K. Chugani, Assistant Professor of Marketing, is an expert on Consumer Behavior topics such as hedonic adaptation, social forces, happiness, and materialism. Professor Chugani earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.B.A. from the University of Texas-Pan American. Professor Chugani has three manuscripts under review at the Journal of Consumer Behavior and has published in the Journal of Business Research and the Journal of Research for Consumers.

Finkelstein_Stacey.jpgStacey Finkelstein, Assistant Professor of Marketing, is an expert on the impact of marketing cues on health and wellness behaviors. Professor Finkelstein earned an M.B.A. and PhD. from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, and is a member of the Association of Consumer Research, the Society of Consumer Psychology and the American Marketing Association. Professor Finkelstein has published articles in the Journal of Consumer Research and Psychological Science. Her research has also been featured on NPR's Marketplace Money.

Lynn Pyun, Assistant Professor, has conducted research on various topics in International Business, with a special emphaisis on how different institutional contexts impact business operations. Professor Pyun earned a Master's degree in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and International Business from MIT. Prior to Baruch, she worked at Harvard Business School as a post-doctoral research associate. Professor Pyun is a member of the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business.

Sridhar_Karthik.jpgKarthik Sridhar is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College – The City University of New York. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Anna University, India. His research interests lie in areas relating to consumer shopping behavior and consumer learning, contemporary retail promotions, new product development and health product marketing. He is also exploring topics relating to social media marketing, digital marketing and mobile advertising. He is skilled at handling and merging large databases as part of his research. He also has skills in the empirical application of quantitative modeling to study the impact of various factors such as retail-format, pricing, health perceptions and more recently, direct marketing communications and social media, on consumer choice. He has published in journals such as Marketing Science and Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services.

Zhong_Bi-Juan.jpgBijuan Zhong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing and International Business, has conducted research in the area of cross-border strategic alliances and multinational enterprises, with a focus on multicultural human capital and knowledge management processes. Prof. Zhong earned her PhD in Business Administration from the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. Prof. Zhong is a member of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management.

William Newman Department of Real Estate

qiu-mingming.jpgMingming Qiu, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, has conducted research on real estate finance and corporate finance.  Professor Qiu earned a PhD in Finance from University of Utah.  Professor Qiu has published in the Journal of Financial Economics.

Chamna Yoon, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, has conducted research on various topics including real estate and urban economics, public economics and labor economics. Professor Yoon received a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has had articles published in the Journal of Economic Education.

Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems

no-image.jpgKevin Craig is an Instructor of Computer Information Systems and is an expert on topics that include people’s resistance to technology, project management, software development and implementation. Professor Craig earned a B.A. in English Literature from The College of Charleston, an M.A. of International Business from The University of South Carolina and is a PhD candidate at Clemson University. Professor Craig has also published many industry related articles about computer information systems with various publications.
Trevor T. Moores, Professor of Computer Information Systems, has conducted research on IS Ethics, IT acceptance and issues related to online trust. Professor Moores has a B.A. in Combined Studies from Sunderland Polytechnic, UK; and MSc in IKBS from the University of Essex, UK; and a PhD in MIS from the University of Aston in Birmingham, UK. He served as Associate Editor of Information & Management and has served on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Computer Information Systems and the Journal of Global Information Management. Professor Moores has written articles for Decision Support Systems, Journal of CI and Expert Systems with Applications.
Kamiar Rahnama Rad, Assistant Professor of Statistics, is interested in the computational and statistical principles that underly high dimensional information processing with applications in neuroscience, medical imaging and social learning. Professor Rahnama Rad is a graduate of Allameh Helli high school in Tehran. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology; an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles; and an M.Phil and PhD in Statistics from Columbia University. He has been published in the Journal of Computational Neuroscience, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Neural Information Processing Systems, Electronics Letters, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Network: Computation in Neural Systems, and Neural Computation.
Shadi Shuraida is an Instructor of Computer Information Systems, has conducted research on the implementation and impact of information systems in organizations and investigating the roles and behaviors of IS analysts during IS projects. Mr. Shuraida is a member of the Association for Information Systems and earned B.S., Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan; an MBA from the Concordia University; and is a Ph.D. candidate in MIS at HEC Montreal.

Junyi Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Statistics.  Professor Zhang earned a PhD from Columbia University, and has studied the semi-parametric or transformation model, stochastic product growth model, and applied statistical research for human body composition and obesity. Professor Zhang has been published in Arxiv.org and in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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