Areas of expertise include: Consumer behavior, scarcity, social influence, viral messaging and more

Jennifer Escalas: Consumer research, consumer narrative processing, emotional responses to advertising, using brands to meet psychological needs.

Brianna Escoe: Consumer emotions, consumer behavior, resource scarcity, compensatory consumption, viral messaging, cringe.

Kelly Goldsmith: Scarcity, uncertainty, consumer behavior, consumer psychology, goals, survey/experimental design, and self-regulation.

Kelly Haws: Food decision-making, consumer behavior, health-related decision-making, financial decision-making, self-control in consumption, behavioral pricing, consumer rewards.

Steve Hoeffler: Consumer products marketing, brand management, consumer behavior, marketing novel products, consumer preference development.

Dawn Iacobucci: Networks, customer satisfaction and service marketing, quantitative psychological research, high-dimensional data models.

Steven Posavac: Consumer and managerial decision making, advertising and persuasion, marketing and society, clinical consumer psychology.

Anthony Salerno: Consumer psychology, emotions and decision making, consumer behavior, goals, self-regulation, resource scarcity.

Freeman Wu: Aesthetics and product design, social influence and persuasion, social media, consumer behavior, product consumption, social perception.


Areas of expertise include: Financial markets, financial regulation, derivatives, hedge funds and more

Daniel Bias: Entrepreneurial finance, labor and finance, financial economist, data scientist, python, economic implications on public firms.

Nick Bollen: Hedge fund management, performance, and reporting; fraud detection in hedge funds, mutual funds.

Johan Cassel Pegelow: Private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, the impact of private equity ownership on portfolio companies, ability of minorities to raise private capital funds.

Peter Haslag: Labor markets, workforce migration, econometric techniques, U.S. equity market structure, mergers and acquisitions, labor market migration, human capital disclosure.

Jung Hoon Lee: Mutual funds, hedge funds, credit rating agencies (CRAs), investment behavior of affiliated funds of mutual funds, and financial regulation.

Craig Lewis: Financial market regulation, corporate finance, asset management, asset pricing and financial accounting, detecting potential fraud, former SEC Chief Economist. 

Veronika Pool: Conflict of interest in hedge funds, mutual funds, and 401(k) plans, delegated portfolios.

Berk Sensoy: Entrepreneurial finance, investments, venture capital and private equity, empirical corporate finance.

Robert Whaley: Derivatives, market microstructure, financial engineering, corporate finance, financial markets, risk management, futures, market volatility. 

Joshua T. White: CEO pay disclosure, human capital disclosure, biotech startup financing, cryptocurrency, penny stocks, disclosure and securities regulation, former SEC Financial Economist.

Operations Management

Areas of expertise include: Aviation, automotive, retail, service industries, sports and more

Yasin Alan: Retail operations, supply chain management, grocery store operations, private label, airline operations, retailers' category and inventory management.

Hallie Sue Cho: New product development, technology management, consumer reviews, online product forums, on-line product forums.

Kejia Hu: Service management operations, hotels, nursing homes, call centers, sustainability artificial intelligence, automotive industry, and business analytics.

Mumin Kurtulus: Retail supply chain management, retail operations, category management, collaborative forecasting, direct-store delivery, implications of private labels.

Michael Lapré: Learning curves, organizational learning, industry studies, improving longitudinal organizational performance, steel-cord manufacturing, airlines, semiconductor manufacturing, F1 racing, and FIFA World Cup.

Larry LeBlanc: Supply chain analysis, management science, reducing spreadsheet risk, spreadsheet optimization models, large-scale optimization models, telecommunication network design/analysis.

Organization Studies

Areas of expertise include: Diversity and inclusion, ethical and social issues, high-risk work environments, negotiations and more

Bruce Barry: Social issues in management (ethics, public policy, workplace rights), interpersonal and group behavior in organizations (power, influence, negotiation, conflict, and justice).

Ray Friedman: Negotiation, conflict management, emotions, Chinese negotiation, Chinese management, diversity (network groups, justice, race), email disputes, minority network groups, electronic mediation.

Jessica Kennedy: Negotiation, business ethics, organizational psychology, conflict resolution, diversity issues, identity, self-regulation, and power, gender, and hierarchy in work organizations.

Kendall Cox Park: Social enterprise, corporate social responsibility (CSR), strategic sustainability, leadership studies, ethics.

Rangaraj Ramanujam: Organizational errors, reliability, and operational failures, leadership, communication, learning processes, healthcare delivery organizations.

María del Carmen Triana: Diversity and discrimination in organizations, human resource management, organizational behavior, managing teams, project management.

Tim Vogus: Highly reliable performance, safety culture, health care, mindful organizing, neuro-diversity in the workplace, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. 

Gabrielle Lopiano: Stigma, identity management, workplace diversity, discrimination, social hierarchy. 

Strategy & Business Economics

Areas of expertise include: AI, entrepreneurship, strategic innovation, technology and more

Mark A. Cohen: Law and economics, ethics and social responsibility, environmental regulation and disclosure policies, corporate crime and punishment.

Luke Froeb: Antitrust issues, former Chief Economist of the FTC, health care, competition laws. 

Larry Van Horn: Health care management/economics, Vanderbilt health care community leader, health care markets, nonprofit conduct, healthcare outcomes.

Megan Lawrence: Management and organizational practices, organizational learning, firm adaptation, entrepreneurs as CEOs.

Brian McCann: Strategic management, entrepreneurship, managerial economics, firm agglomeration, ownership structure, threshold-based decision-making.

Sruthi Thatchenkery: Networks, competition, innovation, collaborative relationships in technology industries, regulatory changes in digital platforms, medical device startups.

Xi Kang: Firm adoption of technologies, organizational impact of new technology, AI, Future of Work, technology management, strategic human capital. 

Roxanne Jaffe: Strategy and international business, strategic location choice and agglomeration, industrial organization economics.

David Owens: Strategic innovation, new product design and development, organization design, service industries, social status. 


Areas of expertise include: Corporate governance, earnings management, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions and more

Paul Chaney: Auditor reputation, the quality of earnings, earnings management, and audit pricing.

Daniel Cohen: Corporate governance mechanisms, financial reporting, and disclosure decisions.

Rita Gunn: Mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, earn-outs, inversions, and financial reporting.

Hunter Land: Financial reporting, audit, and capital markets, underlying determinants and economic consequences of financial reporting decisions.

Erik Olson: Real effects of accounting, corporate finance, agency theory, financial reporting, institutional investors, and taxation.

Richard Willis: Security analysts, earnings forecasts, firm disclosure, stock recommendations, and shareholder litigation.

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