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12 Faculty Members Earn Promotions

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents approved promotions for 12 Carlson School faculty members at its meeting on May 13. 

The dozen faculty members represent a range of disciplines and have “demonstrated intellectual distinction in their chosen field and have been rigorously reviewed by their University colleagues and scholarly peers around the nation and/or world.”

Below are the faculty members who will have new positions, effective August 29, 2022:

Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with Tenure

Accounting

Cyrus Aghamolla

Cyrus Aghamolla

Aghamolla recently has explored if mandatory disclosure requirements increase the chance a company will go public and how aggressive boards impact CEO turnover. His work has been published in Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research.
 

 

Michael Iselin

 

 

Michael Iselin

Iselin’s research primarily focuses on the impact of new accounting standards and regulations on a firm's decisions. He also has studied financial institutions, bank regulation, risk management, and corporate governance. His research has been published in The Journal of Accounting and Economics.

 

Marketing

Linli Xu

Linli Xu

Xu’s work focuses on advertising and digital platforms. She was named a Young Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) in 2019. The biennial award is given to the most promising scholars in marketing and closely related fields whose work suggests they are potential leaders of the next generation of marketing academics.

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Russell Funk

Russell Funk

Funk’s research is driven by the idea that the growing availability of large administrative, government, and web data sets creates novel opportunities for management research. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in leading management and health care journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Medical Care, and Annals of Surgery.

Supply Chain and Operations

Karthik Natarajan

Karthik Natarajan

Natarajan's research interests are in social responsibility and humanitarian and non-profit operations, with a specific focus on global public health. His comments on global health issues, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been featured in several media outlets including the New York Times and the Star Tribune. He won the Carlson School’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016.

Work and Organizations

Elizabeth Campell

Elizabeth Campbell

Campbell’s research focuses on team development and interpersonal interactions in teams. Her main projects focus on the consequences high performers spark for themselves and how high performers affect their peers and their teams. Her work has been published in leading outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology.

From Associate Professor to Full Professor

Accounting

Vivian Fang

Vivian Fang

Honeywell Professor of Accounting
Fang’s research lies at the intersection of corporate finance and financial accounting, with a focus on the actual effects of trading in financial markets, managerial myopia, executive compensation, and fraud. Her work has been mentioned by various media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.

Haiwen (Helen) Zhang

 

 

Haiwen (Helen) Zhang

Carl L. Nelson Professorship in Accounting
Zhang’s research explores financial reporting, security regulation, and accounting rulemaking. Recent articles have studied the effect of banks’ financial reporting on syndicated-loan structures and risk factor disclosures. 

Finance

Xiaoji Lin

Xiaoji Lin

Lin’s expertise includes asset pricing, corporate finance, and macroeconomics. His work has been published in leading academic journals including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. He was the recipient of the Carlson School Outstanding Research Award in 2021.

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Aseem Kaul

Aseem Kaul

The Mosaic Company-Jim Prokopanko Professor for Corporate Responsibility
Kaul focuses on the relationship between firm scope and capabilities, examining how new capabilities and technologies are best governed and organized, and how the organizational boundary choices firms make impact their subsequent innovation. Kaul serves as associate editor at the Strategic Management Journal and sits on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategy Science, and Strategic Organization.

Work and Organizations

Colleen Flaherty Manchester

Colleen Flaherty Manchester

Board of Advisors Professorship
Flaherty-Manchester explores the provision of benefits and programs by employers, including flexible work practices, work-family policies, human capital investment, and retirement plans, and the incentives they create for workers. Her research has been published in numerous leading journals and she is also actively involved in University-wide governance committees.

Pri Shah

 

 

Priti Shah

Shah primarily focuses on social networks, teams, and decision-making. Her research can be found in Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.