CoB Welcomes New Faculty and Staff for '16-17

by Karen Doss Bowman

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SUMMARY: This fall, JMU's College of Business welcomes 26 new faculty members, 3 academic advisors, plus a business librarian.

This fall, JMU’s College of Business (CoB) welcomes 26 new faculty members, plus a business librarian, who bring rich experiences as teachers, researchers and practitioners to share with students. They have been educated or taught at a variety of institutions, including Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Clemson University, the Univerté de Montréal, Canada, Brandeis University, The College of William and Mary, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. The CoB also welcomes three new academic advisers.

New CoB Faculty  and Business Librarian:
Gizem Atav, Marketing
  • Ph.D., State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton
  • Previously taught at SUNY Binhamton and Mercyhurst University
  • Research interests include consumer wellbeing, self regulation and motivation

Dmytro Babik, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics (CIS & BSAN)
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Co-founder and managing partner of Social Learning Solutions/CTASIT (creator of
  • Research interests include social computing in open innovation, group decision support and knowledge management and sustainability of socio-technical systems

Charles Bailey, Accounting
  • Ph.D., Georgia State University
  • Previously taught at the University of Memphis, University of Central Florida and Florida State University
  • Research interests include experimental design and survey methods, professional and ethical judgment and decision-making

David Cavazos, Management
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • Previously taught at the University of New Mexico
  • Research interests include corporate political strategy, reputation management, politics and regulation

Leslie Dutt, CIS & BSAN
  • MBA, University of Houston Clear Lake
  • Previously associate director of engineering for Merck
  • Research interests include women in manufacturing 

Andrew Duxbury, Accounting
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut
  • Previously director of international taxes for Textron Inc.
  • Research interests include tax and financial reporting

Zachary Gochenour, Economics
  • Ph.D. 2014, George Mason University
  • Previously taught at Western Carolina University
  • Research interests include political economy and economic history

J. Rexford Hampton, Accounting
  • Ph. D. University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • Previously taught at American National University and worked for Robert Half Consulting

Angela Heavey, Management
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Previously taught at Florida International University
  • Research interests include employee turnover; employee perceptions of human resources practices, and age in the workplace

Demetria Henderson, Management
  • Ph.D., Queens University of Charlotte expected May 2017
  • Previously taught at the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Research interests include diversity, positive organizational behavior, career success and human resources

James Irving, Accounting
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Previously taught at Clemson University, The College of William and Mary, UNC Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia
  • Research interests include financial reporting and disclosure, intersection of auditing and financial accounting

Joo-Ho “Tony” Kim, Hart School
  • Ph.D. Purdue University
  • Previously taught at Purdue University
  • Research interests include food safety and risky food consumption

Carl Larsson, Finance
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
  • Previously taught at UTSA
  • Research interests include financial regulation, real estate finance, banking

Shawn Lough, CIS & BSAN
  • MBA, James Madison University
  • Also employed by Dynamic Aviation
  • Research interests include predictive analytics, business intelligence, data visualization and collaborative information systems

J.P. Mowery, Accounting
  • MBA, James Madison University
  • Also employed as director of finance for a K-12 public school system

Riley Murray, CIS & BSAN
  • M.S. and Graduate Certificate, Penn State University
  • Previously worked with Hollister Incorporated
  • Research interests include human factors and ergonomics in process reliability, enterprise asset management information systems, and maintenance management best practices

David Peterson, Management
  • Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
  • Previously taught at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
  • Research interests include creativity and leadership

Elizabeth Price, Assistant Professor, Business Librarian
  • MS, library and information science, University of Kentucky
  • Previously worked at Murray State University
  • Research interests include information use in the workforce and application of social media in library services

John Robinson, Economics
  • Ph.D., George Mason University
  • Previously worked as an economist with the federal government
  • Research interests include history of economic thought, conceptual property theory and political economy

Mona Sameni, Economics
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Previously taught at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Cardinal Stritch University
  • Research interests include health economics, labor economics and applied microeconomics

Richard Tate, Marketing and director of the Center for Professional Sales
  • MBA, Rollins College
  • Previously an account executive with Stryke Industries
  • Research interests include marketing and consumer behavior

Laurent Tchommo, CIS & BSAN
  • Master’s degree, Univerté de Montréal, Canada
  • Previously taught at the University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Research interests include efficiency in manufacturing and service operations

Elham Torabi, CIS & BSAN
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business
  • Previously taught at the University of Cincinnati
  • Research interests include healthcare analytics and operations management, quantitative methods and decision-making under uncertainty

Adam Usman, Finance
  • Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
  • Previously taught at Oklahoma State University as a doctoral student
  • Research interests include corporate finance with particular interests in capital structure and credit risks

Baback Vaziri, CIS & BSAN
  • Ph.D. Purdue University
  • Previously taught at Purdue University
  • Research interests include decision making and analytics

Ruairi Walsh, Management
  • M.B.A., Institute of Technology, Tralee (Ireland)
  • Previously taught at American National University and Eastern Mennonite University
  • Research interests include human resource management and leadership

Yi Zhang, Marketing
  • Ph.D. Brandeis University
  • Previously taught at UVA’s Darden School of Business and Brandeis University
  • Research interests include consumer financial decision-making, especially student loan debt and household finances

New Academic Advisers:
Shannon Mercer, ‘10, Academic adviser for management majors
  • M.Ed. Higher Education, Bloomsburg University
Doreen Liccione, ‘92, Academic adviser for finance majors
  • M. Ed., Mary Baldwin College
Emilie Bradshaw, ‘09, Academic adviser for marketing majors
  • M.Ed Counseling Psychology, James Madison University, 2012

Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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