13 Carlson School Faculty Appointed to New Positions

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

On May 6, the Carlson School announced new chair professors, endowed professorships, and fellows. 

These positions represent a range of disciplines, reflecting the long-lasting support of individual and corporate benefactors and are awarded to accomplished faculty members who make important contributions in their field. 

Below are the faculty members who will have new positions, effective July 1, 2020:


New Chair Professors

Joseph Redden

Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Marketing: Joseph Redden, Professor of Marketing

Redden currently holds the Board of Overseers Professorship in Marketing

Redden’s research focuses on how to help consumers extract more enjoyment without changing the product, how to reduce consumer boredom, and how to encourage healthy eating among adults and children. He was named a Top 40 Undergraduate Professors by Poets & Quants in 2017.

Karen Donohue

Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Supply Chain: Karen Donohue, Professor of Supply Chain & Operations

Donohue currently holds the Board of Overseers Professorship in Supply Chain and Operations

Donohue examines behavioral factors that may influence how humans make decisions in supply chain settings. Her research sheds light on interactions between buyers and suppliers in competitive and cooperative settings. She currently serves as an associate editor for Management Science and POMS

Tony Haitao Cui

Ecolab-Pierson M. Grieve Chair in International Marketing: Tony Haitao Cui, Professor of Marketing

Cui currently holds the Margaret J. Holden and Dorothy A. Werlich Professorship in Marketing

Cui conducts behavioral modeling in marketing, branding, competitive strategies, distribution channels, marketing-operations interfaces, and pricing. His field-shaping research and dedication to teaching has been recognized often, including an inaugural selection as a Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Scholar in 2018. Cui also serves as Deputy Associate Dean for Global DBA Program.

Kingshuk Sinha

Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain: Kingshuk Sinha, Professor of Supply Chain & Operations

Sinha currently holds the Mosaic Company - Jim Prokopanko Professor of Corporate Responsibility

Sinha’s expertise lies at the intersection of management and public policy and the topics of technology and innovation, healthcare, global supply chains, quality, and social responsibility. He is the recipient of a number of scholarly recognitions, including a University of Minnesota Grand Challenge Grant and was named as “MS in Supply Chain Management Teacher of the Year” in 2017.

Gedas Adomavicius

Larson Chair for Excellence in Business Education: Gedas Adomavicius, Professor of Information & Decision Sciences

Adomavicius currently holds the Carolyn I. Anderson Chair in Business Education Excellence

Adomavicius’ research revolves around computational techniques for aiding decision-making in information-intensive environments and includes personalization technologies and recommender systems, machine learning and data analytics, and electronic market mechanisms. He has been cited more than 20,000 times to date and received the INFORMS Information Systems Society’s Distinguished Fellow Award in 2017.

Robert Goldstein

Piper Jaffray Chair in Finance: Robert Goldstein, Professor of Finance

Goldstein currently holds the C. Arthur Williams Jr./Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair

Goldstein’s areas of interest include the term structure of interest rates, credit risk, capital structure theory, and general equilibrium. His work has been published in several top journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Business.

New Endowed Professorships


C. Arthur Williams Jr. Professorship in Healthcare Risk Management: Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Associate Professor of Finance

Karaca-Mandic’s work focuses on health insurance benefit design, healthcare regulations, insurance markets, pharmaceutical use, and medical technology diffusion. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), serves as an associate editor of Forum for Health Economics and Policy and is director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI).

Colleen Flaherty-Manchester

Board of Overseers Professorship: Colleen Flaherty-Manchester, Associate Professor of Work & Organizations

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 a number of leading journals and she is also actively involved in University-wide governance committees.

Haiwen (Helen) Zhang

Carl L. Nelson Professorship in Accounting: Haiwen (Helen) Zhang, Associate Professor of 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. 

Vivian Fang

Honeywell Professorship in Accounting: Vivian Fang, Associate Professor of Accounting

Fang’s expertise lies at the intersection of corporate finance and financial accounting, with a focus on the real effects of trading in financial markets, managerial myopia, executive compensation, and fraud. She has been mentioned by various media outlets for her work, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.

Mary Benner

John and Nancy Lindahl Professorship for Excellence in Business Education: Mary Benner, Professor of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Benner studies organization theory and strategic management, and explores how firms innovate and adapt to technological change. She has been published in several leading academic journals, won several awards, and served as an Academy of Management Officer since 2014.

Tracy Yue Wang

John Spooner Professorship: Tracy Yue Wang, Professor of Finance

Wang’s current interests include corporate securities fraud, securities market regulation, the value impact of management, and behavioral finance. She has published in top economics, finance, and accounting journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

Aseem Kaul

The Mosaic Company - Jim Prokopanko Professorship for Corporate Responsibility: Aseem Kaul, Associate Professor of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

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. He is actively involved in the Strategic Management Society and Academy of Management, as well as chair of the U of M Social Concerns Committee.

De Liu

Xian Dong Eric Jing Professor for Business Teaching: De Liu, Associate Professor of Information & Decision Sciences

Liu currently holds the 3M Fellow in Business Analytics

Liu explores the economics of internet auctions and mechanism design, social media and social commerce, and crowdfunding. He currently serves as an associate editor for Information Systems Research and Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce.

New Endowed Fellowship

Murray Frank

Piper Jaffray Fellow in Finance: Murray Frank, Professor of Finance

Frank is a renowned expert on corporate finance and corporate capital structure. His recent interests include shocks to the stock market. He serves as the associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and Finance Research Letters as well as the editorial advisor of the Canadian Journal of Economics.