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Faculty & Staff

Faculty Appointments for 2013-14

Six new instructors joined the ranks of tenure-track faculty in the Business School this fall.

Yasin Ceran
Dr. Yasin Ceran has joined the OMIS department as an assistant professor. This past year, he completed his doctoral dissertation in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include incentive issues in software development and demand estimation using information from online social networks.

Robert Eberhart
Robert Eberhart joined the Management department as an acting assistant professor. Previously, he worked at Stanford University as a research scholar directing research on Japanese entrepreneurship. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has received awards for his work from the Academy of Management an the Fondation du France et Japon.

Peter Jennings
Dr. Peter Jennings joined the Management department as an assistant professor. Prior to joining LSB, he served as Research Director for the U.S. Army Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has significant business and military leadership experience and brings a strong practical orientation to his research and teaching.

Serguei Maliar
Serguei Maliar joined the Economics department as an associate professor. He was previously a visiting associate professor at Stanford University. His specialization lies in macroeconomics, economic theory, game theory, numerical methods, economies in transition, and economic growth and development.

Sami Najafi
Dr. Sami Najafi joined the OMIS department as an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science from London Business School, University of London (UK). His research interests center on Service Operations and he was awarded a Rotman MBA Teaching Award in 2012 from University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

Teny Shapiro
Dr. Teny Shapiro joined the Economics department as an assistant professor. She previously taught at the University of California, Merced, where she also served as a Fellow in the Health Sciences Research Institute. She also taught at UC Davis, where she was awarded teh Ray Beaumont Award for Departmental Improvement. Her research interests include health, education, labor economics, and public economics. 


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