FISHER NEWS
Nine new faculty members join Fisher

Fisher College of Business welcomes nine new faculty members for the 2008-09 academic year including Michael Weisbach, former University of Illinois finance professor and co-editor of The Review of Financial Studies, and Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David, whose research on the origins of the sub-prime mortgage crisis has been praised by The New York Times’ Freakonomics column.

Darren T. Roulstone
Darren T. Roulstone
Tzachi Zach
Tzachi Zach
 
Itzhak Ben-David
Itzhak(Zahi) Ben-David
 
Fousseni D. Chabi-Yo
Fousseni D. Chabi-Yo
 
Michael Weisbach
Michael Weisbach
 
Kenneth K. Boyer
Kenneth K. Boyer
 
Tracy L. Dumas
Tracy L. Dumas
 
Geoffrey M. Kistruck
Geoffrey M. Kistruck
 
Shad Morris
Shad Morris
Accounting & MIS
Darren T. Roulstone, associate professor of accounting, previously served in the same position at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. He earned a PhD in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Michigan, where he was named a PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholar. His research interests include insider trading, analysts’ forecasts and corporate equity transactions. Roulstone’s work has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics and The Accounting Review. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review and referees for a number of accounting and finance journals.

Tzachi Zach, joins Fisher as an assistant professor of accounting, after serving on the faculty at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was recognized for teaching excellence. Zach, who earned a PhD in accounting from the University of Rochester, examines the effects of political events on economics. Two studies on the topic were recently published in the Review of Financial Studies and the International Journal of Business. His other research interests include accounting, finance, capital markets, accrual models and earnings management.

Finance
Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David
, assistant professor of finance, holds a PhD and MBA in finance from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Ben-David’s 2004 research on cash-back mortgages predicted the sub-prime mortgage crisis and has been featured in the Freakonomics column in The New York Times. His primary research interests include corporate finance, behavioral finance and real estate markets. Ben-David received a BSI Gamma Foundation research grant and an Equipment and Leasing Foundation research grant in 2006. He received a teaching assistance award in 2005 from the University of Chicago’s Executive MBA program in Singapore and Barcelona.

Fousseni D. Chabi-Yo, assistant professor of finance, holds a PhD in economics from the Université de Montréal. He joins Fisher after serving as a research economist at the Bank of Canada since 2004. Chabi-Yo’s research interests include theoretical and empirical asset pricing, heterogeneous investors in the financial market, derivatives, higher moments premium and financial econometrics. He has recently had articles published in the Review of Financial Studies.

Michael Weisbach, the Ralph W. Kurtz Chair in Finance, comes to Fisher from the University of Illinois where he served as the Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished Chair in Corporate Finance, the academic director of the Stanley C. Golder Center for the Study of Private Equity and a professor of law. Weisbach holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and has also taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester and the University of Arizona.

He is co-editor of The Review of Financial Studies and an associate editor of four other academic journals. Weisbach’s research and teaching interests include corporate finance, corporate governance and control and the private equity market. He has been published in more than 30 publications and has been cited more than 1,200 times.

Management Sciences
Kenneth K. Boyer
, professor of operations management, comes to Fisher after serving as a faculty member in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Michigan State’s Broad College of Business. He earned a PhD in operations management from Fisher. Boyer has also taught at DePaul University, served as a visiting associate professor at the London Business School and a visiting professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Boyer, a co-editor in chief of the Journal of Operations Management, has had more than 40 journal articles published.

Management and Human Resources
Tracy L. Dumas, assistant professor of organizational management, previously served as a visiting assistant professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and an assistant professor of organizational sciences at George Washington University. Dumas received a PhD in management and organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Her primary research focuses on how individuals can handle multiple role responsibilities and identities most effectively and how companies can help their employees excel at work while maintaining meaningful engagement in their communities. Dumas was a nominee for the best paper award in the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management in 2007 and a top 20 nominee for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work Family Research in 2006.

Geoffrey M. Kistruck, assistant professor of international business, worked on his PhD in strategy and international business at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. His research focuses on social entrepreneurship in emerging markets, corporate governance and the internationalization of non-traditional organizational forms such as nonprofits, cooperatives and cross-sector partnerships. Kistruck’s research has received three best paper awards at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. Kistruck also spent more than six years in various private-sector roles, including corporate secretary and vice president of a publicly traded Canadian company.

Shad Morris, assistant professor of international business, previously served as an assistant professor of management at the SKK (Samsung) Graduate School of Business in Seoul, South Korea. Morris, a former Fulbright Scholar and U.S. National Security Boren Fellow, completed a PhD in human resource studies at Cornell University. His research interests include knowledge and learning processes in multinational organizations and value creation through differentiated approaches. Morris has also worked for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and Yugoslavia, Management Systems International in Bulgaria and for Alcoa, Inc. He is co-founder and former managing editor of the Journal of Microfinance, and has had articles published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship and the Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures.