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Dean's Update, March 28, 2014

Welcoming New Faculty to CBA

CBA has received authorization to fill seven tenure-track positions: three in Accountancy, two in Management/Strategy, one in Supply Chain Management, and one in Information Systems/Quantitative Methods. Current score: five hires, two to go.

Last fall, Sanjian (William) Zhang accepted our offer to become Associate Professor of Accountancy. William received his PhD from UC Irvine in 2006, taught at Lehigh University from 2006-2008, and has been on the McGill University faculty since 2008.

This spring, Management/HRM hired three faculty members. Jessica Robinson is doctoral student at Georgia Southern University working in Logistics/Supply Chain Management, and she will complete her PhD in May.

Kenji Klein is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics and Business Administration, St. Mary’s College of California; he joined the St. Mary’s faculty after receiving his PhD from UC Irvine in 2012.

Craig D. Macaulay is a doctoral student at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, working in Strategic Management and International Business. He will complete his PhD by August.

Our most recent hire is Banafsheh Behzad. She is a doctoral student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She anticipates receiving her PhD by May 2014 and will join our IS faculty in August.

This is a great success for the college so far, and the support of the Provost has been key to our hiring success. The Provost also allowed CBA to hire for a second Strategy position this year, moving up what would have been another search next year.

Interviewing at conferences, sifting through 150 resumes, holding telephone interviews, hosting campus visits requires the effort and involvement of all departmental faculty members, and I thank everyone involved for their hard work. Special thanks go to the department search committee chairs: Debra Grace (Accountancy), Khosrow Moshirvaziri (Information Systems), and Sabine Reddy (Management/HRM).

Accountancy is still hard at work attempting to fill the two remaining positions. Campus interviews have taken place, with more scheduled. Offers have been made, too, but we have not yet come to closure yet. Hopefully more good news will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.