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Vanderbilt Business Adds 6 New Full-Time Faculty Members

Aug 4, 2021
New faculty members bring expertise in multiple research areas and will teach in several programs

By Lacie Blankenship

Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management begins the 2021-22 Academic Year with 6 new full-time faculty members, representing a variety of seniority levels and research areas. The new faculty’s research areas include Accounting, Finance, Organization Studies, and Marketing, and they will teach in multiple programs at Vanderbilt Business.

“From Marketing to Organization Studies to Finance, these scholars will bring new research strengths to Owen and innovation to our curriculum,” said M. Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean, and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy.


Scott Johnson, Associate Professor of the Practice of Accounting and Faculty Director of the Master of Accountancy (MAcc), earned his PhD in Accounting from the University of Arkansas in 2013 and taught at Virginia Tech before coming to Owen. His research focuses on earning management and regulatory oversight. In addition to his administrative responsibilities for the MAcc programs, Johnson will teach Taxation of Business and Investment Transactions and Federal Taxation of Business Entities in the full-time MBA and MAcc programs. He will also teach undergraduate managerial accounting.


Jung Hoon Lee, Senior Lecturer in Finance, earned his PhD in Finance from Indiana University in 2011. Before joining the Owen faculty, he taught at Tulane University and the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). His research primarily focuses on mutual funds. Lee will teach Derivatives and Investments in the full-time MBA and MS Finance programs.

Organization Studies

Gabrielle “Gabby” Lopiano, Assistant Professor in Organization Studies, earned her PhD in Organization & Management from Emory University in 2021. Her research focuses on stigma-related processes and their work implications. Lopiano will teach Negotiation in the full-time MBA program and Organizational Behavior in the Vanderbilt undergraduate business minor.

Kendall Park, Assistant Professor of Organization Studies, earned her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 2018, coming to Vanderbilt Business as an Academic Pathways postdoctoral scholar in 2019. Park’s research combines sociology and management theories and draws from economic sociology to understand social impacts. Park will teach Organizational Behavior in the Vanderbilt undergraduate business minor.


Anthony “Tony” Salerno, Associate Professor with tenure in Marketing, earned his PhD in Marketing from the University of Miami in 2014. Previously, Salerno was a tenured associate professor at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on emotion, goal pursuit, and self-regulation, as well as how the environment shapes consumer decisions. Salerno will teach Quantitative Methods for Marketing Decision Making in the full-time MBA and Master of Marketing programs, in addition to Directed Study II: Filling the Marketing Toolbox in the Master of Marketing program.

Brianna Escoe Strotman, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, earned her PhD in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati in 2021. Her research focuses on how emotional experiences shape consumer preferences and behaviors. Strotman will teach Marketing Communications and Pricing Strategy in the full-time MBA and Master of Marketing programs.

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