With enrollments continuing to grow and many faculty members reaching retirement age, the competition among business schools to recruit new professors is intense. Yet, despite this challenging market, the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business is successfully competing nationally and internationally for faculty from prestigious institutions. New faculty members joining the college this fall include one finance, two accounting, and two marketing professors.
Julian Atanassov, assistant professor of finance, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. His areas of expertise include domestic and international corporate finance, corporate governance, and capital structures. Atanassov recently presented his paper "Quiet Life or Managerial Myopia: The Impact of Antitakover Legislation on Technological Innovation" at the Empirical Research in Corporate Finance Conference held at the Lundquist College of Business, August 16-17.
Angela Davis, assistant professor of accounting, was most recently on staff at the Washington University in St. Louis's Olin School of Business. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and has won accolades for her teaching in financial accounting. Davis's research is currently investigating prevailing practices related to how companies report quarterly earnings to the media.
Joan Giese, visiting associate professor of marketing, was formerly an associate professor at Washington State University, where she earned the Academy of Marketing Science's national teaching award for her dedication to students and innovative pedagogical techniques.
Xuesong Hu, assistant professor of accounting, holds a Ph.D. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He has an M.S. in accounting from the National University of Singapore, and a B.A. in economics from Beijing University. Hu's research examines the economic consequences of accounting standards, mutual funds, and corporate governance.
Jun (Kevin) Ye, assistant professor of marketing, comes to the college after recently completing his Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. Ye's research and teaching interests focus on customer relationships and interactions as well as change management at service organizations.
"We are very happy to welcome these five new colleagues. By choosing to mature their academic careers at the University of Oregon, these professors are advancing the reputation of the Lundquist College of Business as a leading institution for business education and research. I know they will be valuable additions to our community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni," said Dean James C. Bean.