Ray Noe, Robert and Anne Hoyt Designated Professor of Management and Human Resources
“I appreciate how easily I can bring the Web right into the classroom, to show examples of companies’ different approaches to e-learning or their policies, procedures and values. It’s a great aid for classroom instruction and discussion, and today’s Web-savvy students just expect it.”





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New faculty
impressed by students, programs and facilities

Leading faculty, top students, quality facilities, challenging research opportunities—these were powerful draws for the 24 new faculty members who joined the Fisher College of Business in the past two years.

“Under the leadership of Dean Alutto, Fisher College has built tremendous momentum in programs and scholarship as well as bricks and mortar,” said David Hirshleifer, Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance. “Since coming I’ve been delighted by the vibrant intellectual interchange at seminars and the high quality of the students with whom I’ve had the chance to interact.”

Karen Wruck, associate professor of finance, said she was attracted by the “school’s outstanding finance department and the opportunity to be part of its dynamic research environment.”

“I also am excited to be part of the core faculty of an MBA program that is growing in prominence at the same time that we are launching the college’s new Executive MBA,” Wruck said.

The strong research culture and good facilities were also a plus for Barrie Nault, associate professor of accounting and MIS. “I was impressed by the many opportunities here in information technology. Since arriving, I have found the culture to be even better than I thought, with great colleagues and an environment that supports quality research,” he said.

Like Wruck, he also was excited about the growing importance of executive education, including the Executive MBA program, at the college.

While Fisher College’s leadership in logistics research and education guided Keely Croxton’s decision to join the faculty as assistant professor of marketing and logistics, the new college facilities also played a role in her decision, she said.

“At first this might seem superficial, but the new buildings serve as an indication of how serious the college is about its mission. The classroom facilities are particularly nice. They allow me to easily bring technology into the classroom and help me create a positive learning environment for the students,” she said.

“Great colleagues, a comfortable office that is conducive to good research, and state-of-the-art classrooms—what more could a professor ask for?”

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