Kevin Linderman, Barbara Loken, Joseph Redden, and Ivy Zhang have been named as new recipients of professorships at the Carlson School.

Kevin Linderman
Linderman has been appointed to the Curtis L. Carlson Professorship in Supply Chain and Operations. Linderman, who joined the Carlson School Supply Chain and Operations Department in 1998, received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to that, he received an MS in mathematics from Miami University and a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Minnesota State University.


His research interests include quality management, six sigma, lean, innovation, knowledge management, high-tech organizations, and environmental operations. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and has won numerous awards, including the Journal of Operations Management’s Top Cited Article Award.

Professor Barbara Loken

Loken has been appointed to the David C. McFarland Professorship in Marketing. She first joined the Carlson School in 1980 as an assistant professor in the Marketing Department. Her research focuses on branding and consumer psychology. She has served in a number of roles, including Marketing Department Chair from 2011 through 2014. She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Illinois, her MA in psychology from New York University, and her BA from the University of Minnesota.

She has published her research in a wide array of applied psychology, consumer behavior, and marketing journals.

Redden has been appointed to the Board of Overseers Professorship in Marketing. He first joined the Carlson School as a visiting professor in 2006 in the Marketing Department and became an assistant professor in 2008. He received his PhD in marketing from the Wharton Business School, his MBA from the Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and his BBA in accounting and BS in computer science from the University of Kentucky.

His research focuses on consumer satiation and has won numerous awards. In 2013, he received the prestigious Young Scholar Award from the Marketing Science Institute. He was also the recipient of both the Carlson School’s Faculty Research Award and Faculty Service Award in 2013.

Zhang has been appointed to the Carl L. Nelson Professorship in Accounting. She joined the Carlson School in 2005 as an assistant professor in the Accounting Department. She received her PhD in business administration and MS in applied economics from the University of Rochester.

Her research interests lie in the broad area of financial accounting. Her work has been published in numerous publications, including the Journal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting ResearchThe Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies.