The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School added 16 research- and practice-track professors to its full-time faculty for the start of the 2014-15 academic year, bringing the school’s total number of full-time professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and lecturers to 71.
With these additions, the Carey Business School has hired 36 full-time faculty members during the past 24 months. When established in 2007, the faculty had a total of 16 full-timers. The expansion to 71 – two-thirds of them on the research track – represents more than a fourfold increase in seven years.
The Carey Business School started in 2007 with 16 full-time faculty members. The expansion to the current 71 – two-thirds of them on the research track – represents a more than fourfold increase in seven years.
The new faculty members include three full professors. Among these is Kathleen Sutcliffe, one of the first six Bloomberg Distinguished Professors appointed this year by Johns Hopkins University. The new faculty position is designed to foster collaboration across the university’s many divisions and to help address major world problems. Sutcliffe, an organization theorist, has appointments at the Carey School and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety. She previously was the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan. (See Q&A on page 26.)
Also joining the Carey faculty as full professors are Ko Wang and Su Han Chan. Wang additionally holds the title of Dean’s Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure. Chan’s primary areas of expertise are real estate and finance. Both Wang and Chan came to Carey after serving on the faculty of Baruch College/The City University of New York.
The 16 new members of the Carey Business School’s full-time faculty are shown here in alphabetical order:
Ahmad Ajakh, lecturer in the practice track, PhD in physics from the University of Nantes. Teaching interests include alternative investments, financial modeling, quantitative finance, and risk management.
Yuval Bar-Or, assistant professor in the practice track, PhD in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. Teaching interests include risk management, investments, wealth management, corporate finance, decision making, and advanced portfolio management.
Arnab Bisi, assistant professor in the practice track, PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Teaching interests include operations management, supply chain management, business analytics, Six Sigma quality management, project management, management science, operational risk management, applied stochastic processes, and business forecasting.
Su Han Chan, professor in the practice track, PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Teaching interests include corporate finance, advanced corporate finance, financial modeling, project finance, real estate finance and investment, and real estate entrepreneurship.
Itay Fainmesser, assistant professor in the research track, PhD in business economics from Harvard University. Teaching interests include the optimal pricing of network goods, the role of intermediaries in markets, and the shape and evolution of trust networks.
Shweta Gaonkar, assistant professor in the research track, PhD in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. Teaching interests include business policy and strategy and entrepreneurship.
Changmi Jung, assistant professor in the research track, PhD in health care information systems from Carnegie Mellon University. Teaching interests include health care information systems and digital innovations in health care.
Paul Leiman, lecturer in the practice track, JD from the George Washington University Law School. Teaching interests include business and leadership ethics, legal issues in biotechnology, and special topics in business law.
Wei Li, assistant professor in the research track, PhD in finance from the University of Maryland. Teaching interests include investments, derivatives, fixed income securities, and international finance.
Lasse Mertins, assistant professor in the practice track, PhD in accounting from Virginia Tech. Teaching interests include managerial accounting, financial accounting, and performance measurement and assessment.
Kathleen Sutcliffe, professor in the research track, PhD in management from the University of Texas at Austin. Teaching interests include high-reliability organizing, managing risk and uncertainty, resilience, and organizational change.
Dalton Tong, senior lecturer in the practice track, MBA from the University of Baltimore. Teaching interests include accounting. (Originally named in August 2013 for appointment in August 2014.)