TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ranked as one of the top business schools in the country, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is pleased to announce 10 new faculty appointments for the 2017-2018 school year.
"This year's new faculty members come from a variety of backgrounds and are at many different stages of their careers," said Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School and the Rusty Lyon Chair in Strategy. "One thing they all have in common, however, is a passion for business education — specifically, where business education is going and how they can help shape its future. We believe they've come to the right place."
These new faculty members will build upon an already strong foundation of prestigious, dedicated teachers and highly cited and published researchers. As of 2017, the W. P. Carey School is home to 16 programs and disciplines ranked in the Top 40 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.
Matthew Baugh joins the W. P. Carey School faculty as an assistant professor in the School of Accountancy. He received his doctorate at the University of Missouri and examines auditing practices, financial reporting quality, goodwill impairment, merger contracts, and regulatory environments. Baugh received his bachelor's and master's degree in accounting at Illinois State University.
Lauren Chenarides recently completed her doctorate in agricultural, environmental, and regional economics at Pennsylvania State University. As an assistant professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness, her research interests are centered on food access, consumer store choice, food retailer marketing behavior, and applied industrial organization.
Stephie Fried previously served on the faculty of Carleton College, where she taught courses in macro and environmental economics. She joins the W. P. Carey School as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, and her research focuses on environmental economics and its implications for the macroeconomy. Fried earned her PhD in economics at the University of California San Diego.
Basit Zafar, associate professor in the Department of Economics, served for more than eight years in various capacities in the Research Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and as a visiting faculty member at Princeton University. With a focus on labor economics, economics of education, and household finance, his more than 20 academic articles have appeared in a range of top publications.
Denis Sosyura joins the W. P. Carey School after serving on the faculty of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. After completing a BA in finance in his native Ukraine, he earned his MBA at Vanderbilt University and his doctorate at Yale University. As an associate professor in the Department of Finance, his primary research focus is on empirical corporate finance and political economy.
Ni (Nina) Huang earned her PhD at Temple University's Fox School of Business. She also holds master's degrees in both business research and advertising from Michigan State University. As an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems, her research encompasses marketing, psychology, and economics. Specifically, her work focuses on the behavioral and economic aspects of information technology.
Jessica Pye, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems earned her doctorate as well as a master's degree in economics at Georgia State University. Her research looks at the business value of IT in large institutional settings — such as the U.S. electric utility industry and the health care industry — undergoing regulatory change.
Management and Entrepreneurship
Kenneth L. Shropshire, professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, served for more than 30 years as the David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Shropshire is the first adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport and the founding CEO of the Global Sport Institute, with additional appointments in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, and the African and African American Studies program in the School of Social Transformation. His research centers on a wide range of sports-related issues, including sports business, sports business law, sports and social impact, race and the law, negotiations, franchise relocation, antitrust issues, contracts, negotiation and dispute resolution.
Sanghak Lee completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in his native South Korea, and earned his doctorate in marketing at Ohio State University. His research centers on direct utility models, Bayesian econometrics, and choice modeling. Before joining the W. P. Carey School, Lee taught marketing research and analytics at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business.
Supply Chain Management
Jonathan Helm, assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management comes to the W. P. Carey School from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, where he taught patient flow systems management and operations processes. Helm received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Cornell University and his doctorate at the University of Michigan.
About the W. P. Carey School of Business
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top ranked business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and include over 50 National Merit Scholars. For more information, please visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.
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