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New Faculty – Fall 2012

Aug 29, 2012
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The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes 14 new faculty members to start the fall 2012 semester. The new faculty members hail from PhD programs and previous posts at top universities worldwide, including two former Smith School staff members who joined the teaching ranks. Smith students will also benefit from a stable of new adjunct instructors who bring their real-world experience into the classroom. The new faculty kicked off the semester at Smith with an orientation and welcome dinner on August 27.

New Faculty 2012

 

Full-time faculty

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Lei Zhou, visiting assistant professor -- Ph.D. in business management from the University of Maryland

Decisions, Operations and Information Technologies

  • Sean Barnes, assistant professor -- Ph.D. in applied math and scientific computation from the University of Maryland
  • Margaret Bjarnadottir, assistant professor – Ph.D. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Zeinab Karake, lecturer – Ph.D. in information and decision systems from George Washington University
  • Adam Lee, Tyser Teaching Fellow – Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland

Finance

  • Xiaohui Gao, visiting assistant professor – Ph.D. in finance from the University of Florida
  • Michel Padhi, visiting assistant professor – Ph.D. in finance from the University of Maryland
  • Alberto Rossi, assistant professor – Ph.D. in economics from the University of California San Diego
  • Liu Yang, assistant professor – Ph.D. in finance from the University of Maryland
  • Youngsuk Yook, visiting assistant professor – Ph.D. in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Management and Organization

  • Relli Derfler-Rozin, assistant professor – Ph.D. in organization behavior from the London Business School
  • Melissa Carrier, lecturer (previous full-time staff member) – MBA from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicole Coomber, lecturer (previously full-time staff member) – Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Maryland
  • Gosia Langa, lecturer – M.S. in business management from the University of Maryland

Adjunct instructors

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Eduardo Martinez
  • Peter McPhun

Decisions, Operations and Information Technologies

  • Ali Pilehvar
  • Andrew Baer
  • Kyongil Yoon

Finance

  • Ken Fuller
  • Ken Brodkowitz

Management and Organization

  • Robert Muller
  • Chris Dugan

Marketing

  • Stephanie Finnel (faculty research assistant)
  • Bagher Fardanesh
  • Jeb Brown
  • Z (Stuart) Eisenman

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.