The Tepper School of Business resumed classes with 10 new faculty members this fall, bringing with them a diverse set of backgrounds spanning fields such as analytics, technology, literature and more.
The new faculty members were welcomed by Dean Robert Dammon; Michael Trick, senior associate dean for faculty and research; Laurie Weingart, senior associate dean of education; and numerous members of the Tepper School faculty and staff at an immersive orientation program in August.
New faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year include:
Kate Barraclough, head of the MBA Program and Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, joined the Tepper School in the spring of 2015 as the new head of its top-ranked MBA program. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and commerce, as well as a Ph.D. in finance, all from Australian National University. Coming to the Tepper School from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Barraclough brings a diverse set of teaching and research interests, including treasury stock, stock options and financial markets.
Clara Burke, assistant teaching professor of business management communication, earned a Bachelor’s of English Literature degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also taught prior to joining the Tepper School. During her time working at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Burke directed the Online Writing Center, and served as a communication judge in the Burrill Business Plan Competition, a Writing Center Instructor Mentor and a Writing Fellow Mentor.
Dokyun Lee, assistant professor of business analytics, earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University and his master’s degree in statistics from Yale University. He also holds a Ph.D. in operation and information management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Lee’s teaching and research interests include e-commerce, application of machine learning, and natural language processing in business, social media marketing and recommender systems
Hui Li, assistant professor of marketing, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance at Peking University, a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Li’s interests include dynamic pricing, consumer digital product consumption, platform strategic development, dynamic structural models and empirical industrial organization. She has conducted extensive research related to celebrity endorsements as a marketing tactic, the impact of e-books on print sales, and daily deals platforms.
Antonio Miralles, visiting assistant professor of economics, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in economics from the University College of London. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University. Prior to joining the Tepper School, Miralles taught at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Boston University. His teaching and research interests include economic theories, privatization and pseudomarkets.
Nicholas Muller, visiting associate professor of economics, comes to the Tepper School from Middlebury College in Vermont, where he worked in the Department of Economics and the Environmental Studies Program. Muller earned his bachelor’s degree in public policy, planning and management from the University of Oregon; a master of public affairs, environmental policy and financial administration from Indiana University; and a Ph.D. in environmental and natural resource economics from Yale University. He has conducted extensive research related to pollution, energy production and environmental accounting.
Ajit Sharma, visiting assistant professor of business technologies, holds a bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, as well as a master’s degree in industrial management from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering in Mumbai, India. He later earned an MBA and a Ph.D. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Sharma’s research interests include data science and advanced analytics, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the business and societal implications of the shift from programmable to cognitive computing era.
William Waller, post-doctoral fellow in finance, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University before going on to complete a Ph.D. in finance at the University of North Carolina. His research interests include financial risks and rewards, macroeconomy, financial services and stocks.
Shirley Wang, post-doctoral fellow in organizational behavior and theory, joins the Tepper School after earning a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Cornell University, and has conducted research related to diversity, group dynamics and performance. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. Wang previously worked as a research analyst for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Hakki Yazici, visiting assistant professor of economics, brings to the Tepper School his expertise in macroeconomics, applied theory and public economics. Yazici earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the Tepper School, Yazici taught at Sabanci University and Stockholm University.
In addition, Anisha Ghosh, assistant professor of finance, returned to the Tepper School this fall, and Thomas Ruchti, assistant professor of accounting, has transitioned from a visiting role into a full-time role.