Leading faculty, top students, quality facilities,
challenging research opportunitiesthese were powerful draws
for the 24 new faculty
members who joined the Fisher College of Business in the past
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 Ive been delighted by the vibrant intellectual interchange
at seminars and the high quality of the students with whom Ive
had the chance to interact.
Wruck, associate professor of finance, said she was attracted
by the schools 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 colleges 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 Colleges leadership in logistics
research and education guided Keely
Croxtons 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,
Great colleagues, a comfortable office that
is conducive to good research, and state-of-the-art classroomswhat
more could a professor ask for?
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