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New Faculty at Fisher College of Business

Fisher's faculty community grew by thirteen members in 2013. In addition to their academic achievements, they have offered to share a little bit about their lives and interests.

Scott Livengood, Management and Human Resources

Scott LivengoodR. Scott Livengood joins the Department of Management and Human Resources as an assistant professor. Livengood arrives from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, where he taught as an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the college’s Department of Management. Livengood earned his PhD in strategic management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received his MBA (finance, strategy, global management) and BS (accounting) from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
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Cynthia Turner, Accounting and MIS

Cynthia TurnerCynthia Turner joins the Department of Accounting and MIS as a senior lecturer. Turner comes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her PhD (accounting) and MAcc from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, and her BS (accounting) from North Carolina A&T State University.

Turner’s research interests are in financial accounting. Her work has been published in The International Journal of Accounting and The Journal of Accounting Research. She is also a co-author of the book Shapland and Turner Cases in Financial Accounting.
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Tashlin Lakhani, Management and Human Resources

Tashlin LakhaniTashlin Lakhani joins the Department of Management and Human Resources as an assistant professor. Lakhani comes to Fisher from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where she is earning her PhD in international and comparative labor and human resources. Lakhani also has an MS (industrial and labor relations) from Cornell University, a MIR from Queen's University, and an Honors BBA with high distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Lakhani's research interests include strategic human resource management, international and comparative management, and the service sector.
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Robert W. Smith, Marketing and Logistics

Robert W. SmithRobert W. Smith joins the Department of Marketing and Logistics as an assistant professor of marketing. Smith comes from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he recently earned his PhD in marketing. He also has a BBA in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Smith's research interests include unity, categorization, metacognitive influences, consumer judgment, and decision making. His dissertation is titled "All Together Now: How Perceptions of Unity Guide Consumer Judgments and Behavior."
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Tom Curley, Management Sciences

Tom CurleyTom Curley joins the Department of Management Sciences as a senior lecturer, where he teaches a class on energy. Curley's industry experiences include working for General Electric from 1979 to 1995, where he held 12 different roles—including in Corporate Business Development, Aircraft Engine Final Assembly, 7F/9F Industrial Gas Turbine Power Manager, and General Manager of Power Delivery—in seven different locations. Curley also worked for Caterpillar from 1995 to 1998, serving as general manager of CAT's Worldwide Hydraulic Business.

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Matt Sheridan, Finance

Matt SheridanMatt Sheridan joins the Department of Finance as a senior lecturer. Sheridan has worked as a Fixed Income Consultant at Bloomberg L.P. for the past four years. He earned his MBA (finance) and BSBA (finance and marketing) from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. Sheridan is also a Level 3 CFA candidate.

At Bloomberg, Sheridan consulted with clients at hedge funds, banks, insurance companies, endowments, and pension funds to leverage market data to make informed investment decisions.
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Tatiana Vashchilko, Management and Human Resources

Tatiana VashchilkoTatiana Vashchilko joins the Department of Management and Human Resources as a visiting assistant professor. In the past two years, she has held a part-time teaching position at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada; and part-time research associate positions at the Ivey Business School and Language and Information Technology Research Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 2009-2010, she was a visiting instructor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester. She earned her PhD (political science) and MA (economics) from the Pennsylvania State University.
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Jeffrey Hoopes, Accounting and MIS

Jeffrey HoopesJeffrey L. Hoopes joins the Department of Accounting and MIS as an assistant professor. He comes from the University of Michigan, where he earned his PhD in business administration. Hoopes also earned a MAcc (with a tax emphasis) and BS (accounting) from Brigham Young University.

His research interests are in corporate taxation and financial accounting. Hoopes is specifically interested in investigating how tax policy and enforcement affect financial accounting outcomes and decisions within firms. His work has been published in The Accounting Review and the National Tax Journal.
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Howard P. Zitsman, Finance

Howard P. ZitsmanHoward P. Zitsman joins the Department of Finance as a senior lecturer. He spent the last three years serving as senior capital markets specialist at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in Washington, D.C. At the FDIC, Zitsman was a member of the Dodd-Frank implementation team within the Office of Complex Financial Institutions.

Zitsman was an adjunct professor of finance at The Ohio State University between 1991 and 1998. As an adjunct professor, Zitsman taught courses on the valuation of financial instruments, focusing on options, futures, debt, equity, and compound securities.
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Bennett J. Tepper, Management and Human Resources

Bennett J. TepperBennett J. Tepper joins the Department of Management and Human Resources as a full professor. Tepper comes from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, where he was a professor of managerial sciences and held a Board of Advisors Professorship. Tepper earned his PhD (organizational psychology) and MS (organizational psychology) from the University of Miami and his BS (psychology) from The Ohio State University.

Tepper’s research interests focus on interpersonal work behavior and how it relates to performance.
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David S. Veech, Management Sciences

David S. VeechDavid Veech is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences. Veech joined the university in 2013 after serving as executive director of the Institute for Lean Systems (ILS) for seven years, coaching and consulting with clients in a wide range of industries. His research focuses on people in organizations and how lean, leadership, and learning systems contribute to overall employee satisfaction and well-being. He delivers keynotes and seminars on topics related to leadership, problem solving, suggestion systems, employee involvement, team building, and creating satisfying workplaces.
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Michael Albert, Finance

Michael AlbertMichael Albert joins the Department of Finance as a visiting assistant professor. He arrives from Duke University, where he earned his PhD in financial economics and MS (computer science) and a BS (mathematics, quantitative finance) from James Madison University.

Albert's research interests include corporate finance, executive compensation, firm governance, decision theory, and growth economics. His work has been published in The Journal of Financial Research.

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Jing Wang, Finance

Jing Wang joins the Department of Finance as a visiting assistant professor. Wang arrives from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where she received her PhD in finance. She earned her MS (finance) from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and her BS (economics) from the School of Economics at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Wang’s research interests are in empirical corporate finance, financial contracting, and corporate governance. In 2011, Wang received the Robert W. Johnson Award for Distinguished Research Proposal from the Krannert School of Management.

At Purdue, Wang taught courses on financial management. In 2010, she was recognized with the Krannert Certificate for Distinguished Teaching.