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Faculty Welcome and Farewell

Posted 8.9.2006

Join us as we welcome Julia Grant to her new role as Associate Dean for Professional Programs.  Julia has always been a valuable participant inall that occurs at Weatherhead, and we are thrilled that she is willing to undertake this important role.

Kamlesh Mathur has been appointed the Chair of the Department of Operations.  Kamlesh has been with the Weatherhead School since 1980, the same year he completed his Ph.D. from Weatherhead.  He has had a long and productive career as a scholar.  His contributions include important work in integer programming, routing, inventory management, option pricing and decision-making and he has worked as a co-author with several of Weatherhead's Operation faculty.  Kamlesh takes over from Matt Sobel who was chair from January 1999 - June 2006.

Sayan Chatterjee has been appointed the Chair of the Marketing and Policy Studies Department.  Sayan has been with the Weatherhead School of Management since 1989.  Chatterjee completed his Ph.D, University of Michigan in 1985. Sayan's teaching interests include competitive strategy, corporate srategy, M&A and e-Commerce.  Sayan takes over from Lynn Leonard who was chair from January 1995 - June 2006.

Please join us as we welcome the following new faculty members:

Diane Bergeron, Organizational Behavior
Diane Bergeron  received her Ph.D and Masters of Philosophy degrees from Columbia University Teachers College (2004 and 2001 respectively) and her B.A. in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University (1992). Her dissertation title is “The Paradox of Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Good Soldiers at What Cost?” Diane’s research interests include: organizational citizenship behavior, workplace performance, employment branding, organizational values, stereotype threat, and barriers to career advancement. She was awarded the “Best Paper Based on a Dissertation” Awards from the Academy of Management’s Gender Diversity in Organizations Division and from their Organizational Behavior Division in 2005.

Nicola Lacetera, Economics
Nicola Lacetera
received his Ph.D from the Sloan School of Management at MIT (June, 2006) and received his B.S. in Economics from the Universita’ Commerciale ‘L.Bocconi, Milan Italy (2000). The title of his dissertation is “The Organization of R&D Activities in Industry and Academia: Managerial and Policy Implications.” Essay titles from the dissertation are: Multiple Missions and Academic Entrepreneurship; Different Missions and Commitment Power: An Institutional View of Industry-University Relations; and Openness and Authority in Industry-University Alliances.

Claudia Moise, Banking & Finance
Claudia Moise received her Ph.D. and her MBA in Analytical Finance & Econometrics from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business (2006 and 2005 respectively), an M.S. in Statistics from the University of South Carolina (1997), and an M.S and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest in Romania (1991-1990 respectively). Claudia’s research interests include asset pricing, market microstructure, financial econometrics, and Bayesian Time Series Analysis. Her teaching interests include investments, financial instruments, portfolio management, financial econometrics, asset pricing and market microstructure.

Heather Royer, Economics
Heather Royer
  has served as a Health Policy Research Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars program at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan (2004-2006). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley (2004) and her B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Pomona College (1996). The title of her dissertation is: “The Causes of Poor Infant Health in the United States.” Heather has received the George Break Prize for Coursework in Public Finance from U.C. Berkeley (2003); Social Science Research Council Applied Economics Fellowship (2002-’03); Leland Backstrand Memorial Prize in Economics, Pomona College (1996); and she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College (1996).

Justin Sydnor, Economics
Justin Sydnor
received his Ph.D from the University of California at Berkeley (2006) and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2001). The title of his dissertation is “Risk Aversion in Markets.” Justin’s research and teaching interests include: applied microeconomics; psychology and economics, industrial organization, insurance, consumer choice and game theory. He has worked with Professor Matthew Rabin on risk aversion across gamble stakes and on models of reference-dependent preferences and he has taught Graduate Game Theory. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The following faculty departed Weatherhead:



New Location

Avi Dor


George Washington University – School of Policy Studies

Moren Levesque


University of Waterloo

Lisa Maillart


University of Pittsburgh – Engineering School

Will Milhiser


Boston University

Ralista Petkova


University of Texas at Austin

Paul Polinski


Grant Thorton LLP, Chicago

Mari Rege


Moved to Norway

Julie Rennecker


Moved to Texas

Thomas Schultz


Miami University

Marcus Stanley


Working for California legislature in Sacramento

Yungzeng Wang


University of Texas at Dallas

Youngjin Yoo


Temple University

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