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College welcomes new faculty members this fall

Jul 20, 2018

A hallmark of a preeminent university is a high-caliber faculty, and recruiting experts in their fields is a priority for the College of Business. This fall, we welcome the following new faculty members to our college family:

Accounting

Anne Ehinger
Title:
Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. (2017), University of Georgia, Terry College of Business; MBA (2005) and B.S. (2004), Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
Previously: Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Senior Accountant, Guggenheim Partners; Senior Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Areas of interest: Financial reporting, tax disclosures, corporate and partnership taxation, and corporate tax planning
Teaching:
Federal Tax Accounting I (TAX 4001)

Nate Newton
Title: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. (2013), Texas A&M University, Mays College of Business; MAcc and B.S. (2004), Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business
Previously: Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Truslaske College of Business; Auditor, KPMG
Areas of interest: Audit quality, audit regulation, internal controls, non-audit services and auditors’ effect on financial reporting
Teaching: Auditing Theory and Application I (ACG 4632)

Nate Wadlinger
Title:
Teaching Faculty I
Education: LL.M. (2016), Boston University, School of Law; J.D. (2012), University of Florida; MAcc and B.S. (2008), University of Florida, Warrington College of Business
Previously: Instructor II, University of South Florida – St. Petersburg, Kate Tiedemann College of Business; Assistant Professor, Indian River State College; Staff Attorney/Court Program Specialist, 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Areas of interest: Federal taxation
Teaching:  Federal Tax Accounting II (TAX 4011), Research in Federal Taxation (TAX 5065), Seminar in Pass-Through Entities and Fiduciaries (TAX 5205)

Paul Polinski
Title:
Teaching Faculty I
Education: Ph.D. (2000), University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Business; B.B.A (1987), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Previously: Senior Lecturer, University of Washington-Bothell; Lecturer, University of Illinois; Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP; Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University; Assistant Professor and Instructor, Louisiana State University; Internal Auditor, BNSF Corporation; Accounting Systems Consultant, A.O. Smith Corporation
Areas of interest:
Financial accounting and reporting, auditing, the accounting standard-setting process and the impacts of technology on accounting and auditing
Teaching: Financial Accounting and Reporting III  (ACG 4201), Financial Accounting Theory and Standard Setting (ACG 5135), Forensic Accounting (ACG 5685)

 

Business Analytics, Information Systems and Supply Chain

Guanyi Lu
Title:
Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. (2013) and MBA (2007), Texas A&M University, Mays College of Business; B.S. (2004) Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Previously: Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, College of Business
Areas of interest: Supply chain structure and integration, supply chain risk and security, information and communication technology, applied econometrics and behavioral operations
Teaching:  Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MAR 4203) and the new Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) capstone course

 

Finance

Francois Cocquemas
Title:
Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. (2016), EDHEC Business School; M.S. (2010), Economics and Public Policy, Ecole Polytechnique/ENSAE/Sciences Po; M.S.F. (2008), Sciences Po Paris
Areas of interest: Empirical asset pricing, options and market microstructure
Previously: Postdoctoral Scholar in Finance, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Teaching: Investments and Portfolio Analysis (FIN 4504)

Sergey Mityakov
Title: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. (2008), University of Chicago, Booth School of Economics; M.A. (2002), New Economic School; M.S. (2001) and B.S. (1999), Voronezh State University  (Russia)
Previously: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Clemson University
Areas of interest: Corporate finance, emerging markets and development economics
Teaching: Doctoral Asset Pricing Seminar (FIN 5935)

Kelsey Syvrud
Title:  Assistant Lecturer 
Education: Ph.D. (2015), M.S.F. (2011) and B.S. (2010), Florida State University, College of Business
Previously: Associate, Cornerstone Research Inc.; Adjunct, FSU College of Business; Adjunct, University of South Florida
Areas of interest: International economics, analytics and financial management
Teaching: International Finance (FIN 4604) and MBA Online Corporate Finance

 

Management

James Dever *
Title:
Teaching Faculty III and Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Education: Ph.D. (2009), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland; MBA (2004) and B.S.  (2003), Florida State University, College of Business
Previously: Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship
Areas of interest:  Marketing strategy for small and new businesses
Teaching:
  Strategic Management and Business Policy (MAN 4720)
* Dual appointment

Samantha Paustian-Underdahl
Title:
Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. (2012) and M.A. (2010), University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Belk College of Business; B.S. (2007), University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
Previously: Assistant Professor, Department of Management and International Business, Florida International University
Areas of Interest: Work-family interface, gender and diversity in organizations, leadership in the context of work and organizations, and employee well-being and effectiveness
Teaching: Organizational Behavior (MAN 3240) and HR Analytics (MAN 5375)

 

Marketing

James Dever *
Title: Teaching Faculty III and Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Education: Ph.D. (2009), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland; MBA (2004) and B.S.  (2003), Florida State University, College of Business
Previously: Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship
Areas of interest: Marketing strategy for small and new businesses
Teaching: Marketing Strategy (MAR 4480)
* Dual appointment

Keith Ferguson
Title:
Teaching Faculty I
Education: DBA (2014), Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business; MBA (2010), Western Michigan University; B.A. (1985), Alma College
Previously: Lecturer, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Areas of interest: Sustainable product purchase behavior
Teaching: Marketing Strategy (MAR 4480)

Jonathan Jackson
Title:
Teaching Faculty I
Education: MBA (2011), University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business; B.A. (2007), Journalism and English, University of South Carolina
Previously: Digital Marketing Senior Manager, Verizon
Areas of interest: Digital marketing
Teaching: Social Media Marketing (MAR 4939)

Meredith Thomas
Title
: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D. (2018), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business; MBA (2006) and B.S. (2005), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Areas of interest: Consumer behavior, community dynamics of consumption of space and place, consumption inequality and the social-psychological nature of money
Teaching: Marketing Research (MAR 4613)

Jin Zhang
Title:
Adjunct Instructor
Education: MBA (2015), New York University, Stern School of Business; B.A., Fudan University
Previously: Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Asia Wisdom; Senior Global Brand Development Manager, Axe hair, Unilever; Brand Manager, L’Oréal Paris Makeup
Areas of interest: Brand marketing
Teaching: Promotional Management (MAR 3323)

 

Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies

Kyeonghee Kim
Title
: Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
Education: Ph.D. (2018), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business; B.A. (2009), Yonsei University (South Korea) 
Areas of interest: Risk management and insurance, financial intermediation, empirical corporate finance 
Teaching: Risk Management/Insurance (RMI 3011) and Life and Health Insurance Products (RMI 4115)     

Tingyu Zhou
Title: Assistant Professor of Real Estate
Education: Ph.D. (2014), University of Connecticut; MBA (2007) and B.S. (2004), University of Macau (China)
Previously: Assistant Professor of Finance, Concordia University, John Molson School of Business  (Canada)
Areas of interest: Real estate economics and finance
Teaching: Real Estate Market Analysis (REE 4143) and Real Estate Valuation (REE 5105)

 

Center for Professional Development

Sarah Withers
Title:
Teaching Faculty I
Education: Ph.D. (2012) and M.A. (2006) Indiana University. (2006); M.T.S. (2004), Harvard University; B.A. (2002), Florida State University
Previously: Adjunct Professor, Newcomb-Tulane College Honors Program and Senior Academic and Career Adviser, Academic Advising Center, Tulane University

 

 

 

 

 

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