Whitman School of Management Welcomes New Faculty

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management welcomes three new faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Ricardo Lopez Aliouchkin

Ricardo Lopez Aliouchkin is an assistant professor of finance whose research interests include empirical asset pricing, empirical option pricing, financial econometrics, portfolio choice and risk management. His current research examines risk and stock market returns and option pricing.

Aliouchkin earned his B.S. in economics from Stockholm University, and is defending his dissertation for a Ph.D. in finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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Erasmo Giambona

Erasmo Giambona is the Michael Falcone Chair in Real Estate, and will serve as director of the James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center. His research and teaching interests focus on corporate finance and real estate and he also teaches international finance. Prior to coming to the Whitman School, Giambona served as a tenured associate professor of finance and real estate at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

He has published numerous papers in the areas of corporate finance and real estate and his research has been featured in Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and Real Estate Economics to name a few.

Giambona holds a B.S. in business economics from the University of Palermo, as well as a Ph.D. in business economics from the  University of Catania, both in Italy. He also earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Connecticut.

Penelope Pooler
Penelope Pooler

Penelope Pooler, who has served as a visiting assistant professor at the Whitman School since January 2016, is an assistant professor of finance practice (statistics) who most recently worked as a senior scientist at Integral Consulting, Inc. She also worked as a senior statistician at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and has consulted with numerous clients in need of statistical and quantitative solutions to business challenges.

Pooler earned her B.F.A. in economics and metalsmithing from Syracuse University, an M.S. in statistics from Oregon State University, and her Ph.D. in statistics from Virginia Tech.

Faculty Promotions
In addition to welcoming new faculty members, the Whitman School also promoted Burak Kazaz, Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, to full professor; Milena Petrova to associate professor of finance/real estate; and Zhengping Wu to associate professor of supply chain management.