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Fisher faculty members are internationally recognized and widely published. They come from all over the world, and their interests and expertise are as diverse as their backgrounds. Our faculty have earned top rankings for scholarship and research and are frequent consultants to the business world. In class, our faculty draw on a variety of teaching methods and professional experience to challenge your assumptions and prepare you to lead business practices in the future. Our faculty are experts in the classroom, because they are experts in their fields.

Featured MBA faculty

Jay Dial

Jay Dial
Strategic management

Professor Dial specializes in competitive strategy, corporate strategy and governance, and managerial economics. He is the author of numerous Harvard Business School teaching cases.

Professor Dial's expertise shines through in the core strategy course that he teaches: "Strategy Formulation & Implementation". Every year his course entices a number of students to take strategy elective courses who might not have otherwise.

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Aravind Chandrasekaran

Aravind Chandrasekaran
Product and process innovation

Professor Chandrasekaran's research investigates managing the innovation and improvement activities in high technology organizations.

He was the 2010 recipient of the Elwood S. Buffa Dissertation Award for his work focusing on "Multiple Levels of Ambidexterity in Managing the Innovation-Improvement Dilemma: Evidence from High Technology Organizations."

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John Gray

John Gray
Quality management, outsourcing and offshoring

An award-winning researcher and teacher, Dr. Gray studies the hard-to-measure and long-term performance implications of outsourcing and offshoring, with a current focus on quality risk.

He teaches the core Data Analysis course for the Working Professional MBA program, and an elective called “Global Sourcing,” for which he was awarded “Outstanding Working Professional MBA Elective Professor” by students in 2010.

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Tracy Dumas

Tracy Dumas
Negotiations

Before entering academia, Tracy Dumas conducted workforce-related research for a Chicago-based research and consulting firm.

As an assistant professor of Management and Human Resources at Fisher, Dumas is researching the boundary between people's personal and professional lives. It's a research topic that originated while she was a doctoral student at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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Benjamin Campbell
Human capital, innovation

Professor Campbell specializes in human capital, employee motivation, knowledge mobility, innovation, labor markets, and education.

His research focuses on the attraction, retention and development of human capital in entrepreneurial firms and how human capital strategies impact firm performance in entrepreneurial environments.

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Itzhak Ben-David

Itzhak Ben-David
Corporate finance, real estate markets

Itzhak (Zahi) Ben-David, Assistant Professor of Finance, is an economist and avid observer of human behavior. While a PhD student, he interviewed real estate agents about the effect of tax changes on property prices. His resulting research on the so-called "cashback transaction" - where borrowers could borrow 100 percent or more of the house's value - shed light on the ticking bomb that was the U.S. housing sub-prime market. His story appeared originally in The New York Times Magazine's Freakonomics section when the market was still at its peak, and his foresight earned kudos on the Freakonomics blog.

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