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LeBow Welcomes New Faculty

BY DAVID ALLEN

November 15, 2019

We are pleased to welcome the following new faculty members to the Drexel LeBow community.

Department of Management

Daniel Albert, PhD Assistant Professor

Daniel Albert, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Management with a particular focus on strategic management. His research focuses on understanding how organizations strategically renew and innovate when complexity is high, i.e. when many choices interact in a non-trivial way. Albert holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and was a postdoctoral research scholar at the Wharton School. He previously served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Department of Accounting

Albert DeRitis Assistant Clinical Professor

Albert DeRitis began as an adjunct professor at LeBow in 2010 while working in operations and supply chain management in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. He has spent the past 20 years at Johnson & Johnson, rising to the position of Worldwide Supply Chain Product Management Director. He holds certifications as a CPA, Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Luke Watson, PhD Assistant Professor

Luke Watson, PhD, was previously Luciano Prida, Sr. Term Assistant Professor at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. He received his PhD in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business in 2013 and his B.B.A. and M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a former professional track and field athlete, qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

Department of Marketing

William Havlena, PhD Associate Clinical Professor

William Havlena, PhD, joins LeBow after spending over 15 years as a Senior Vice President at media research firm Kantar, where he developed new research methodologies and supported sales and client education efforts for digital and cross platform research. He holds a PhD in Marketing from Columbia University and previously taught at Southern Methodist University, the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University-Newark, the Graduate School of Business Administration at Fordham University and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s School of Management.

Department of Decision Sciences & Management Information Systems

Chelsey Hill, PhD Assistant Clinical Professor

Chelsey Hill, PhD, received her PhD in Decision Sciences from LeBow in 2018 following an M.S. in business intelligence from Saint Joseph’s University and a B.A. in political science from The College of New Jersey. She returns to LeBow after teaching at the Montclair State University’s Feliciano School of Business. Her research interests include data mining and business analytics, applied statistics and statistical text analysis. In collaboration with Department Head of Decisions Sciences and MIS Murugan Anandarajan, she has co-authored a series of books published by Springer: “Practical Text Analytics: Maximizing the Value of Text Data,” “Blockchain: A Systems Approach” and “Art and Science of Data Quilting.”

School of Economics

Ohyun Kwon, PhD Assistant Professor

Ohyun Kwon, PhD, comes to the School of Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his PhD and M.S. in Economics. His research focuses on international trade and trade policy, with a particular emphasis on issues relating to China. A native of Korea, he received his B.A. in finance from the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.