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Thirteen New Faculty Members Join LeBow This Year

September 27, 2013

Thirteen new scholars and teachers are joining LeBow College of Business this year.

“These top scholars and teachers join us in sustaining the quality of a LeBow College of Business education, while strengthening our contributions to the creation of new knowledge,” says Frank Linnehan, Ph.D, interim dean. “We are excited to welcome them to our family.”

Patricia Derrick, associate clinical professor of accounting Patricia joins us from Salisbury University where she was an assistant professor since 2005. Previously, she served as a visiting professor at Virginian Polytechnic and State University and George Washington University where she earned her Ph.D. in accounting. She also has experience as a controller for Levtran Enterprises and as a CPA in Maryland.

Casey Dougal, assistant professor of finance Casey recently completed his doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that, he earned his master’s in economics at the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s at Brigham Young University. His research interests include empirical asset pricing, financial media, behavioral finance and urban economics.

Michaela Draganska, associate professor of marketing Michaela comes to us from Wharton where she served most recently as a lecturer in marketing. Prior to that, she was an associate professor of marketing at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a visiting professor of marketing at Haas at UC Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. from Kellogg at Northwestern, and her research interests include advertising strategy, product assortment decisions, new product positioning and distribution channels.

Cüneyt Gözü, associate clinical professor of management Most recently, Cüneyt served as a visiting assistant professor in the management department at Towson University. He earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University at Albany at SUNY where he also served as an instructor. He was an assemblyman’s consultant and research assistant in Ankara, Turkey, prior to coming to the United States. He joins the Sacramento campus.

Curtis M. Hall, assistant professor of accounting Curtis recently completed his doctoral studies in accounting with a minor in finance at the University of Arizona. He earned his MBA from Claremont Graduate University and his bachelor’s degree in economics from California State Polytechnic University. His research interests include strategic cost management, corporate governance, capital markets research in accounting and human capital investment.

Kevin Jones, assistant clinical professor of accounting Kevin recently completed his studies at Georgia State University where he earned his DBA. in accounting. He earned his MBA at the University of Baltimore and his bachelor’s at the University of South Carolina. Most recently, he was the global operations controller for a division of General Electric in its Parts & Repair Services Business Unit.

André Kurmann, associate professor of economics André will join us in December after his appointment at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. where he has been since 2011. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia where he also earned his master’s. He has been a visiting associate professor at Wharton in the finance department and a tenured associate professor at the Université du Quebec a Montreal in Canada.

Johnny Jiung-Yee Lee, assistant professor of accounting Johnny will join us in January from Villanova University where he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in accounting information systems. His research interests include Managerial Accounting, Investment return on IT, CRM, Investment efficiency, Accounting Information systems, Supply Chain Management, E-commerce.

Gregory Nini, assistant professor of finance Gregory comes to us from the University of Pennsylvania where he was an assistant professor of finance since 2011. He earned his Ph.D. in applied economics from Penn and his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in economics and mathematics. He has been an Economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Philadelphia Federal Reserve and the University of Frankfurt, where he was the Metzler Bank Visiting Scholar.

Duri Park, assistant professor of accounting Duri has recently completed his Ph.D. from the Fisher School of Business at Ohio State. Prior to that, he earned his master’s in statistics from Stanford. Duri’s research interests include financial reporting, insider trading, comparability, cash holdings, accounting disclosure, research methodology.

Prashant Srivastava, assistant clinical professor of marketing Prashant comes to us from the University of Akron in Ohio where he has been an assistant professor of marketing since 2006. Prior to that he earned his Ph.D. and MBA from Oklahoma State University. His research interests include new product development, supply chain management, B2B marketing, sales, strategic alliances, organizational learning, market orientation, healthcare and database marketing.

An Tran, assistant clinical professor of marketing An recently completed her doctoral studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder focusing on consumer behavior emphasis. She received her undergraduate degree in business management and marketing from Singapore Management University. Her research interests include intertemporal choice, the psychology of time and money, planning and financial decision making. She joins the Sacramento campus.

Chaojiang “CJ” Wu, assistant professor of decision sciences CJ has joined LeBow from the University of Cincinnati where he completed his Ph.D. in business analytics and his master’s in quantitative analysis. He also earned a master’s in management science, along with bachelor’s degrees in electronic information engineering and biological science from the University of Science and Technology of China. His research interests include operations research and business statistics.

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Professor, Economics

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Associate Professor, Finance

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