Four new tenure-track faculty have joined the Leavey School of Business departments for Fall 2009, two in the Management Department, and one each in Marketing and OMIS.
Niki A. den Nieuwenboer joins the Management faculty from RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on behavioral business ethics, looking at the causes and processes that inform ethical behavior as well as how the social environment shapes moral perception. She holds a Masters of Arts in Social and Organizational Psychology from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and a Master of Applied Ethics from Catholic University Lueven (Belgium). She has worked as an internal organizational consultant and with KPMG Forensic.
Nydia MacGregor is another Management faculty addition, coming from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where she received her Ph.D. in June. Her research looks at how organizational structure and the character of available resources influence the launch and survival of organizations, examining these issues in retailing, bookstores, and U.S. banking. Dr. MacGregor received her MBA from UC Davis and a BA in European History from UC Santa Cruz. Prior to her doctoral studies, she held strategic management positions at Jamba Juice Company and Noah's NY Bagels.
Kumar R. Saragee joins the Marketing department faculty from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign doctoral program. His research looks at product line management, innovation and new product development, and entrepreneurship, particularly in high tech markets. He received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University (Ohio) and his bachelor's degree from Ravenshaw College (India). He also has worked in several organizations, including Mirc Electronics, Caltex Lubricants, NFO Worldgroup, and Looking Forward Health Services.
Mu Xia has joined the department of Operations & Management Information Systems (OMIS) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he taught and researched e-business standardization, online communities, and B2B electronic commerce. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, and his bachelor's in engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing.