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New Faculty and Recent Promotions

The College Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members:

Dr. Asli Arikan

Management and Information Systems Department

Formerly with The Ohio State University, her areas of expertise include competitive strategy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, growth after IPO and technology management.

 

Dr. Ilgaz Arikan

Management and Information Systems Department

Formerly with The Ohio State University, his areas of expertise include competitive advantage, global strategy, entrepreneurship, human capital, electric utility industry, international market entry and market selection.
 

Dr. Steve Dennis

Finance Department as the Firestone Chair of Corporate Finance and Department Chair

Formerly with the University of North Dakota where he held the Aarestad Endowed Chair of Financial Services, his areas of expertise include financial institutions, asset pricing and sports markets.

 

Dr. Natalia Dragan

Management and Information Systems Department

Formerly with the University of Akron, her areas of expertise include software engineering, program comprehension, textual analysis and information retrieval and mining software repositories. 

 

Dr. Shunlan Fang

Accounting Department

She holds Ph.D. in Accounting from Temple University. Her areas of expertise include interface of financial accounting, managerial accounting, contracting and performance management, earnings behavior and corporate governance. 
 

Dr. Jeremiah Harris

Economics Department

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University.  His areas of expertise include empirical industrial organization and financial economics and mergers and acquisitions.

 

Dr. Iryna Hayduk 

Economics Department

She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston. Her areas of expertise include labor, health and public economics.

 

Dr. Austin Kwak 

Management and Information Systems Department

He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include charity website design, online donation, persuasion, gamification and enterprise systems.

 

Ms. Mindy Malbasa, CPA

Accounting Department

She was previously Managing Director at Grant Thornton, LLP.  Her areas of expertise include partnerships, entity restructuring, due diligence and learning strategy.

 

Mr. Walt Sokira

Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department

Formerly with Case Western Reserve University, his areas of expertise include wealth management and financial services marketing.

 

Dr. Tony Via

Finance Department

He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Alabama. His areas of expertise include innovation and firm risk incentive structures, IPO underwriter selection and firm visibility, corporate finance and investments. 

POSTED: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 4:37pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 8:28am