August 25, 2010

Impressive New Faculty Members Join Neeley

Six new professors, including the new director of the Supply and Value Chain Center and the new director of the Master of Accounting program, join the Neeley School this fall.  

Bill William Becker, Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Becker holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, MA in Economics from the University of Connecticut, and PhD from the University of Arizona with a major in Management and minor in Cognitive Sciences. He has been honored with awards for both teaching and research excellence while a graduate student at the University of Arizona.  His areas of teaching and research include organizational entry and exit (job offer acceptance, performance and turnover) and organizational neuroscience.  He has published articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology,Personnel Psychology and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He served as a Submarine Officer and Lead Instructor for the United States Navy, as a Project Engineer for Duke Engineering & Services, and as a high school instructor teaching Physics and Statistics. 

JohnJohn Bizjak, Robert and Maria Lowdon Chair and Professor of Finance
Dr. Bizjak holds a BA in Economics from the University of California- Berkeley and a PhD from the University of Utah.  His research and teaching interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, managerial compensation, regulation and law & economics.  He has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting and Economics, among others. His work has been cited in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek. He previously held the Cameron Professorship in Finance at Portland State University and taught at Texas A&M University. He was an Academic Fellow for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he provided economic analysis on topics such as nomination of board members, insider trading, option expensing and other issues related to corporate governance. 

SusanSusan McMahon, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Dr. McMahon comes to Neeley from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, where she earned her PhD in Accounting. She holds a MBA from the University of Utah and BBA from the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Her research includes financial reporting and capital markets, corporate disclosure, segment reporting, and firm diversification. She has made presentation as numerous conferences. He work experience includes Finance Manager for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Games, controller and accounting manager for Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, and auditor for a CPA firm.  

RichardRichard Lee Priem, Luther Henderson Chair of Strategic Management and Leadership 
Previously, Dr. Priem was the Robert L. and Sally S. Manegold Professor of Management and Strategic Planning and Faculty Director of the Marshall & Isley Center for Business Ethics at the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He has held visiting professor or research positions with the LUISS Business School in Rome, Italy and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and was Professor and Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Texas-Arlington.  He has more than 50 published articles in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, The Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science. His research centers on areas such as chief executive decision making, organizational theory, and business ethics.  Dr. Priem has won numerous teaching and research awards and has extensive international experience.   

MorganMorgan Swink, Executive Director of the Neeley Supply and Value Chain Center and James L. and Eunice West Chair in Supply Chain Management 
Most recently, Dr. Swink was a faculty member at Michigan State University as the Eli Broad Legacy Fellow of Operations and Supply Chain Management.  The Michigan State Supply Chain program has been consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the country, most recently by US News and World Report as the 2nd best undergraduate and 2nd best graduate programs in the country. Dr. Swink’s  research interests include innovation in the supply chain, operations strategy, and supply chain systems.  He is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Operations Management and has won numerous teaching awards.  He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, an MBA from the University of Dallas, and a PhD in Operations Management and Business Strategy from Indiana University.   

JerryJerry Turner, Director of the Master of Accounting Program and Professor of Professional Practice in Accounting 
Dr. Turner comes to the Neeley School from the School of Accountancy, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, at the University of Memphis. He previously taught at Florida International University, the University of Colorado at Denver, and Texas A&M University.  He holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering was from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Marketing from the University of Colorado, and his MBA and PhD in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Dr. Turner’s primary areas of interest are audit, IT auditing, internal auditing and information systems.  He has worked as a research engineer at Bell Helicopter, as an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick, and was founder and president of his own company, The VideoTrip Corporation.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters and has received outstanding teaching awards.


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