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Meet Your Newest TCU Neeley Professors

TCU Neeley welcomes nine new faculty members who deepen our academic experience with excellent teaching, research and professional experience.

December 12,  2017

By Elaine Cole

Business is the most popular major at TCU, as it is at universities across the nation. That means more professors are needed to lead our students in the latest thinking, insights, skills and research. Meet the newest recruits to TCU Neeley.

Mark Houston
Eunice and James L. West Chair in Marketing
Dr. Houston returns to TCU after serving the past few years as department head and Foreman R. and Ruby Bennett Chair in Business Administration at Texas A&M University. Coauthor of the forthcoming book, Entertainment Science, his research on marketing and innovation strategy, inter-firm relationship management and motion picture success has been published in Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, among others. Dr. Houston has been honored with numerous teaching awards, including TCU’s university-wide Deans’ Award for Research and Creativity in 2012. He is a member of the board of the American Marketing Association. He holds a BS from Southwest Baptist University, MBA from the University of Missouri and PhD from Arizona State University.

Mary Waller
M. J. Neeley Professor of Management
Dr. Waller’s expertise covers organizational behavior, including team dynamics, interaction and effectiveness; crisis management in organizations; and human factors in complex technological systems.

She has won numerous teaching awards, and her latest research was honored at the 2017 Academy of Management meeting with the Best Paper Award from Group & Organization Management. Her research has been published in Organizational Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review, among others.She most recently was a professor of management at York University. She holds a BBA in petroleum land management from the University of Oklahoma, MS in information systems from the University of Colorado and PhD in organizational science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Aaron Anglin
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Anglin areas of expertise cover entrepreneurship, new venture financing and entrepreneurial decision making. His research has been published in the Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice and The Leadership Quarterly. He has several years of experience as a certified financial planner. He holds BS in business administration and master of entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University, MS in economics from North Carolina State University and PhD from the University of Oklahoma. 

Jeff Chen
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Dr. Chen’s expertise covers earnings quality, market efficiency and accounting conservatism. He has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research and more. He previously taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Houston. He holds a BS in accounting from Fudan University, MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and PhD from the University of Houston. 

William Grieser
Assistant Professor of Finance
Dr. Grieser’s expertise includes corporate finance, panel data econometrics, intangible investment and financing constraints. He previously was assistant professor at Tulane University and was honored with a teaching award while pursuing his PhD at Michigan State University. He holds a BBA in finance and BS in applied mathematics from Texas State University and PhD from Michigan State University. 

Joseph Harrison
Assistant Professor of Strategy
Dr. Harrison’s expertise covers behavioral and psychological processes among firm leadership, corporate governance and strategic entrepreneurship. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Business Ethics and Harvard Business Review online edition. He won several awards for outstanding teaching and research as a doctoral student. He holds a BS from the University of Richmond and PhD from Texas A&M University.

Alex Ning Li
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Dr. Li’s expertise covers team leadership, team adaptation and employee proactivity in team contexts. His research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He won a doctoral award for academic achievement and teaching award from the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland. 

Stephen Lusch
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Dr. Lusch is an expert on federal, state and local taxation, and tax policy. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. He previously taught at the University of Kansas. Dr. Lusch is a proud TCU alumnus with a BBA in accounting from the Neeley School of Business. He holds an MS from the University of Notre Dame and PhD from the University of Arizona.

Jue Ren
Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance
Dr. Ren’s expertise covers monetary economics, mutual fund investment and financial institutions. She previously worked for E-Trade, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Invesco. She holds a BBA in finance and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MA and PhD in economics from Emory University.