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New Faculty at Fisher College of Business

The Fisher community welcomed a number of new faculty in 2014. In addition to their achievements, research interests and thoughts on the classroom experience, they have offered to share why they came to Fisher and a little bit about their lives outside work.

Elliot Bendoly, Management Sciences

Elliot BendolyElliot Bendoly joins the Department of Management Sciences as a full professor. Bendoly comes from the Emory University Goizueta Business School, where he was an associate professor of information systems and operations management as well as a Caldwell Research Fellow. He has also served as a visiting researcher at IE Business School in Madrid. Bendoly earned a PhD and MS in operations and decision technologies from Indiana University, and a BA in economics (industrial/development) as well as a BS in materials engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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Zhan Shi, Finance

Zhan Shi Zhan Shi joins the Department of Finance as an instructor. He pursued his PhD course work at the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business after earning a BS in statistics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

His research interests include fixed income, macro-finance, asset pricing and financial econometrics. Shi’s research has been presented at the American Finance Association Meeting, Northern Finance Association Meeting, the Singapore International Conference on Finance, Western Finance Association Meeting and numerous additional professional conferences.

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Jim Hendrickson, Marketing and Logistics

Jim HendricksonJim Hendrickson joins the Department of Marketing and Logistics as a senior lecturer. His recent industry experience includes roles as vice president and general manager of logistics solutions for Pitney Bowes; director of global B2B services product line for IBM; and senior vice president of corporate development and vice president of product management for Sterling Commerce.

He has also held leadership positions at Bank One, Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Chase, Trident Data Systems, and the General Electric Aerospace Division. He served as a captain in the Army Medical Services Corps for more than four years, and is an Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from Vanderbilt University.

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Birsel Pirim, Finance

Birsel PirimBirsel Pirim serves as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Finance. Her prior faculty positions include visiting assistant professor of finance at Fisher; assistant professor of international finance at Yeditepe University in Turkey; visiting assistant professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and graduate instructor at the University of Mississippi. Pirim earned a PhD in finance and an MS in economics from Mississippi as well as a BS in physics from Manchester University.

Her primary area of research examines financial markets and the trading of securities commonly referred to as market microstructure research.

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John Draper, Management Sciences

John DraperJohn Draper joins the Department of Management Sciences as a senior lecturer. He comes from The Ohio State University’s Department of Statistics, where he served as visiting faculty and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in statistical theory and application. His teaching experiences at Ohio State also include statistics in business, engineering and sports as well as biostatistics courses for graduate-level students in the College of Public Health and Dentistry.

Draper has a PhD and MS in statistics from Ohio State as well as BS degrees in mathematics and statistics from Florida State University.

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Roger Bailey, Marketing and Logistics

Roger BaileyRoger Bailey serves as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Logistics. Previously, he was a lecturer at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and an instructor of economics at Vanderbilt University, where he earned a PhD in economics. Bailey also has an MS and BS in mathematics from Northern Arizona University.

His research focuses on the application of structural models built from microeconomic principles to marketing problems.

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Thien T. Nguyen, Finance

Thien T. NguyenThien T. Nguyen joins the Department of Finance as an assistant professor. He pursued his PhD course work at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania after earning a BA in mathematics and economics from the University of California, San Diego. His teaching experience includes undergraduate, MBA and PhD courses in such topics as empirical methods in finance, monetary economics and the global economy, fixed income securities and corporate finance.

Nguyen’s research interests include macroeconomics, financial markets, asset pricing, public finance and financial institutions.

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Nathan Craig, Management Sciences

Nathan CraigNathan Craig joins the Department of Management Sciences as an assistant professor. He earned a DBA in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard Business School as well as an MS in Operations Research and a BS in Integrated Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.

His teaching experience includes courses in operations management and stochastic modeling as well as custom and executive-education programs at Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Xiang (Sean) Wan, Marketing and Logistics

Xiang (Sean) WanXiang (Sean) Wan serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Logistics. He comes from the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, where he served as an assistant professor of supply chain management. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of supply chain management at Marquette University.

Wan earned his PhD in business administration with a major in supply chain management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland; an MS in economics from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China; and a BS in computer science from Nanchang University in China.

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Greg Sabin, Finance

Greg SabinGreg Sabin joins the Department of Finance as a senior lecturer. He comes from Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business, where he served since 2008 in a number of roles within the finance department, including administrative director, professor of practice, director of the Financial Analysis Lab and faculty advisor to the Student Investment Association. He also brings more than a decade of professional experience, holding leadership positions at companies such as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Honeywell International, INERGY and Ford Motor Company.

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Nilesh Khare, Management and Human Resources

Nilesh Khare joins the Department of Management and Human Resources as a visiting assistant professor. He comes back to Fisher with additional teaching, consulting, and diverse international experience gained over the last five years in the United Arab Emirates. He continues to consult companies in the UAE and India, and earlier worked with consulting majors such as KPMG in South Africa and PricewaterhouseCoopers in India.

Khare earned a PhD from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, an MBA in finance and marketing, and a CFA from ICFAI Business School-Hyderabad in India, and a BE in electronics and telecommunications from Malaviya National Institute of Technology in India.

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Natasha Burns, Finance

Natasha Burns joins the Department of Finance as a visiting associate professor. She comes from University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business and, prior to that, the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including courses on cases in finance, principles of business finance, international finance and financial management. Burns earned a PhD from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business; an MBA from Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business; and a BS in computer information science from Ohio State.

Her research interests include corporate governance and international finance.

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