Foster School adds promising faculty to every academic department

The University of Washington Foster School of Business continues its roll of strong recruiting classes to enhance each of its academic departments. This year’s seven new hires join the school at varying stages of career. They bring deep knowledge in areas that range from financial accounting to social media, fatigue in the workplace to intellectual property, market regulation to supply chain management. They also are indefatigable skiers and polyvalent musicians, avid runners, bikers and hikers, gardeners, former boxers, chamber choristers and quiz bowl champions.

The common denominator is a proven track record of excellent teaching and expert research. And a boundless curiosity. Here is the Foster School faculty class of 2013:

Department of Accounting

Peter DemerjianPeter Demerjian
Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD (accounting), University of Michigan, 2007
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Emory University, 2007-2013
Trust Accountant Supervisor, Mellon Financial Corporation, 1997-2000
Expertise: Financial accounting, debt contracting, debt covenants, managerial ability
Extracurricular: Plays clarinet, saxophone, tuba, bass guitar, mandolin, French horn, a little piano, and is learning violin with his 8-year-old son. Has run three marathons and trained as a Golden Gloves boxer (“I got popped in the jaw a few too many times sparring with better boxers,” he says, “and realized competition may not be for me.”)

Paige PatrickPaige Patrick
Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD (accounting), University of Colorado at Boulder, 2013
Senior Consultant, Deloitte & Touche, 2004-2008
Tax Accountant, Brown, Wheeldon, Tajoya and Barrett PC, 2003-2004
Expertise: Executive compensation, asset valuation
Extracurricular: gardening, cooking, family activities (with two young children in the house)

Department of Management & Organization

Christopher BarnesChristopher Barnes
Assistant Professor of Management
PhD (management), Michigan State, 2009
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, 2011-2013
Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy at West Point (2009-2011)
Research Assistant, Michigan State University (2004-2009)
Behavioral Scientist/Acquisitions Officer, US Air Force (2000-2004)
Faculty Research Excellence Award, Management Department, Virginia Tech (2012, 2013)
SIOP Top Poster Presentation Award (2013)
Favorite Faculty, Virginia Tech (2012)
Expertise: Sleep and fatigue issues in the workplace; team performance and decision making; emotional labor; behavioral ethics; compensation
Extracurricular: Enjoys mountain biking.

David TanDavid Tan
Assistant Professor of Management
PhD (organization and management), Emory University, 2009
Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, 2009-2013
Expertise: Organization theory and strategy; intellectual property; semiconductor industry
Extracurricular: Ran cross country and sang in the Chamber Choir at Creighton University; taught a course called “The Economic Sociology of Emerging Technology” at Emory

Department of Finance & Business Economics

Philip BondPhilip Bond
Associate Professor of Finance
Norman J. Metcalfe Business Professor
PhD (economics), University of Chicago, 1999
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Minnesota, 2010-2013
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2010
Assistant Professor of Finance, Northwestern University, 1999-2003
Member of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, 2002-2003
Associate Editor, Economic Theory
Associate Editor, Journal of Finance
Expertise: The role of financial institutions in the economy and on the regulation of credit markets
Extracurricular: Multiple finisher of the American Birkebeiner, the famed 50K cross-country ski “marathon” in Wisconsin; hopes to climb Mount Rainier.

Department of Information Systems & Operations Management

Shi ChenShi Chen
Assistant Professor of Operations Management
PhD (production & operations management), Stanford University, 2013
Analyst/Researcher, Google/Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2011-2012
Analyst/Researcher, DCH Global Inc./Stanford Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 2009-2010
Larry C. K. Yung Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, 2008-2009
Expertise: supply chain management, project management, sustainability in operations management.
Extracurricular: Enjoys swimming, tennis, and sailing; avid reader; interested in the development of green technologies; earned master’s degrees from universities on three continents: Stanford University (North America), Tsinghua University of Beijing (Asia), Ecole Centrale Paris (Europe)

Department of Marketing & International Business

Abhiskek BorahAbhishek Borah
Assistant Professor of Marketing
PhD (marketing), University of Southern California, 2013
Analyst, McKinsey & Company, 2004-2007
Fellow, Marketing Science Doctoral Consortium, 2009, 2012
Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher Fellowship, USC, 2012-2013
Winner of MSI research competition on “Communication and Branding in a Digital Era,” 2011
Winner of Research Proposal Competition, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, 2010
Expertise: Social media, Internet, innovation, text-mining, natural language processing, time series analysis
Extracurricular: Winner and runner-up of numerous national quiz competitions in India. Has run 11 marathons in the past six years and coached the USC marathon team. Was the vocalist of a grunge band in Delhi during his undergraduate years (“Funny that I landed at the birthplace of grunge,” he says).