Faculty Profiles

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Burak Kazaz Elected President-Elect of MSOM and Continues Sharing his Research on COVID-19 Vaccines and Wine Analytics

Burak Kazaz Elected President-Elect of MSOM and Continues Sharing his Research on COVID-19 Vaccines and Wine Analytics Burak Kazaz has been an exceptional member of the Whitman School faculty since 2007. Much of his research includes mitigating risk in global…

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Jamie Lyn Perry: New Management Professor Explores How Diverse Teams Can Create Better Organizational Outcomes

From her days of participating in team sports to her new position as an assistant professor of management at Syracuse University’s Whitman School, Jamie Lyn Perry has always been interested in how people work together in teams. Her research focuses…

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Tianyue Zhao ’13 M.S. Returns to Share Her Professional Experiences with Current Whitman Students

Tianyue Zhao ’13 M.S. made a positive impression on the faculty of Syracuse University’s Whitman School while working on her master’s degree in finance. Almost a decade later, that reputation stuck with her as she was hired this fall as…

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Rachael Goodwin: Management Professor Focuses on Obstacles Facing Women on the Path to Leadership

While working in New York City 15 years ago, Rachael Goodwin fell in love with Central New York while on a weekend trip. When she heard about an opening at the Whitman School for an assistant professor of management earlier…

Accounting

Lihong Liang: Study on FASB Reporting Suggests Investors Have Different Perspective Than Standard-Setters

The United States differ significantly from the rest of the world in how investment properties are valued in financial statements. Investors, however, appear to favor the international standards, according to “Market Perceptions of Fair Value Reporting for Tangible Assets” by…

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Accounting Stars Program Introduces Students to the “Language of Business”

Accounting Stars Program Introduces Students to the “Language of Business” When Professor of Accounting Practice MaryAnn Monforte ’95 MBA, asks students in her Introduction to Financial Accounting class what majors they are considering, too few answered “accounting.” She set out…

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Arielle Newman: New Addition to EEE Faculty Focuses Research on Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream

Arielle Newman: New Addition to EEE Faculty Focuses Research on Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream Most entrepreneurs worldwide are far from the image of the prosperous young White male many Americans may have when they think of entrepreneurship. In fact, approximately…

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Willie D. Reddic ’13 Ph.D.: Back on Campus to Share a New Perspective on Accounting

After nearly a decade, Willie D. Reddic G’12 (MAX), ’13 Ph.D. is happy to be back on campus at the Whitman School and eager to show the next generation of students all the possibilities that accounting has to offer. After…

Kira Reed

Kira Reed Receives Chancellor’s Citation for Leading the Way Towards a More Diverse, Welcoming and Respectful Campus Culture

Whitman’s Associate Professor of Management and Provost Fellow Kira Reed, Ph.D., is making an impact in helping every new Syracuse University student feel welcomed, safe and respected on campus. As part of her responsibilities as provost faculty fellow, she has…

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Management Professor Emphasizes Diversity in all Aspects of Campus Involvement

Growing up in the largest city in India taught Ravi Dharwadkar about diversity. In the former Bombay (now Mumbai, which has swelled to nearly 20 million people today), everyone was a minority “in some way,” says Dharwadkar, professor of management…

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IES Postdoctoral Researcher Works to Shows Data-driven, Localized Solutions Bring Innovation Forward

“Serendipitous.” That’s what Zachary Rodriguez, Ph.D., calls the opportunity to join the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management as a postdoctoral researcher. And, while that’s probably the last word most would use…

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Assistant Teaching Professor Elizabeth Wimer Draws Out the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Students

Adrianna Kocak ’19 was, by her own admission, the “smart kid” at her Syracuse high school, and she thrived on that. But, when she chose to attend Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, she quickly realized that there…

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Assistant Professor Cristiano Bellavitis Sees Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Cristiano Bellavitis, Ph.D., has been around the world and back, living in and visiting a variety of places from his native Italy to New Zealand. When he joined the faculty at the Martin J. Whitman School…

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Entrepreneurial Professor’s New Book Uses Whitman Research and His Own ADHD Diagnosis to Help Entrepreneurs Harness Their Super Powers

Most people think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a negative, but Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice John M. Torrens G’93 (A&S), Ph.D. has a different take, showing that many aspects of the disorder can be turned into a positive.…

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Assistant Professor of Marketing Shares Her Fascination With Data-Driven Marketing

Number-driven data has always been fascinating to Hyoryung Nam, Ph.D., who joined the faculty at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as an assistant professor of marketing in August 2020.  “Data matters. Data is the basic building block…

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Assistant Professor Drawn to Whitman’s Niche Appreciation of Quantitative Marketing, Cross Section of University Researchers

Assistant Professor of Marketing Meheli Basu, Ph.D., was drawn to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management because she knew that many of her peers were involved in exactly the type of work she, too, was interested in. “Quantitative…

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Professor Fatma Sonmez-Leopold Named to Poets and Quants Top 50 List

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of finance at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was honored as one of the 2020 Top 50 undergraduate business professors in the world by Poets and Quants for Undergrads, a higher…

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Post-Doc’s Appreciation for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Shapes Career Path

Mirza Tihic’s ’03 (A&S), ’04 (ECS), ’06 MBA, G’19 (SoE) interest in helping military veterans and their families stems from the peace the U.S. military helped to bring to his native Bosnia in the mid-1990s. His love of entrepreneurship came…

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Cristiano Bellavitis: New Entrepreneurship Faculty, Passion for Global Entrepreneurship

From growing up in Italy and starting multiple businesses before beginning college to living and working in places like Russia and New Zealand, Cristiano Bellavitis is no stranger to new experiences. His latest adventure, however, will be moving from Auckland,…