Six Carlson School faculty members have been selected to receive the 2018 Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellowship. The fellowship was established last year by a generous gift from the Lawrences to recognize the contribution of junior and recently promoted faculty in enhancing the intellectual environment at the Carlson School. Jim Lawrence, the chairman of Great North Star, is the vice-chair of the Carlson School Board of Overseers.
Those receiving the fellowship include Assistant Professors Jason Chan, Beth Campbell, Alison Jing Xu, Yi Zhu, Betty Zhou, and Soumya Sen.
Jason Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences. He joined the Carlson School in 2014 after receiving his PhD in management information systems from the Stern School of Business. He holds an interest towards research that has relevant business and policy insights on emerging phenomenon relating Internet platforms and social outcomes, in various areas including healthcare, crime, financial well-being, education, and labor discrimination.
Beth Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations. She joined the Carlson School in 2014. Prior to academia, she worked as a human capital consultant for Deloitte. Her research examines team development and interpersonal interactions within teams. Her main projects focus on high performers—more specifically, the consequences they create for themselves and how they affect their peers and teams. She earned her PhD in management from the University of Maryland and her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan.
Alison Jing Xu
Alison Jing Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Marketing Department, having joined the Carlson School in 2014. Her research examines how mindsets, goals, and sensory inputs influence consumer and manager decision-making. Her work has been published in many leading marketing and psychology journals. She holds a PhD in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Yi Zhu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing. He has been at the Carlson School since 2013, after receiving his PhD in business administration from the University of Southern California. He previously worked as a consultant at Shanghai Investment Consulting Corporation before he received an MA in economics from the University of British Columbia. His research interests focus on the application of industrial organization models in marketing, online auctions, search advertising, media slant, and Chinese economy.
Betty Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations. She joined the Carlson School in 2014 after receiving her PhD from the Management University of Florida. She has been developing a research program focusing on three areas: leadership, work groups and teams, and self-regulation processes. Her studies focus on how individuals and higher-level organizational units influence each other as well as how behaviors change over time within the individual.
Soumya Sen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Decision Sciences. He received his PhD in electrical and systems engineering in 2011 and joined the Carlson School in 2013. His research takes a multi-disciplinary approach involving computer networks, economics, and human-computer interaction. His research interests are in internet economics, communication systems, and social networks.