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Foster School continues run of stellar faculty hires in every department

The University of Washington Foster School of Business welcomes another strong class of new faculty for the 2014-15 academic year. All five academic departments benefit from this infusion of new blood and notable brainpower.

Department of Accounting

Terrence BlackburneTerrence Blackburne
Acting Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD (accounting), University of Pennsylvania, 2015 (projected)
Program Examiner, White House Office of Management and Budget, 2003-2008
Research Assistant, the Hoover Institution, 2001-2002
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2012
American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium, 2012
Expertise: financial reporting and disclosure, political economy of disclosure regulation, governance and incentives
Extracurricular: plays guitar, hikes and enjoys cooking Mexican food; also holds degrees in international policy studies and political science

Phil QuinnPhil Quinn
Assistant Professor of Accounting
PhD (accounting), University of Iowa, 2014
Senior in Assurance & Advisory Business Services, Ernst & Young LLP, 2005-2008
Ponder Fellowship, 2008-2014
AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2013
Byron Ross Award of Teaching Excellence, 2012
Expertise: capital markets, financial reporting, earnings management, stock option backdating, and agency costs.
Extracurricular: enjoys running, reading, playing tennis, learning how to sail; holds an FAA Private Pilot License and has performed aerobatics in a stunt plane

Department of Finance

Florian SchulzFlorian Schulz
Assistant Professor of Finance
PhD (finance), UCLA, 2014
Senior Business Analyst, HNI Corp. 2006-2007
Apprentice, Deutsche Postbank, 1999-2002
Expertise: empirical finance, political economy, financial contracting, credit risk, market regulation, industrial organization
Extracurricular: enjoys cooking and is an avid sports spectator and participant (plays basketball, soccer, chess and runs)

Department of Information Systems & Operations Management

Wu Jianqing FisherJianqing (Fisher) Wu
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
PhD (management information systems), Purdue University, 2014
IT Consultant, BearingPoint Consulting (Shanghai), 2004-07
Fellow, International Conference on Information Systems Doctoral Consortium, 2012
Robert W. Johnson Award for distinguished research proposal, 2012
Krannert Certificate for Outstanding Teaching, 2011, 2012
Expertise: bundling, renting, electronic commerce, convex analysis, game theory
Extracurricular: originally from China, holds a BS in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University; enjoys reading and watching sports

Department of Management & Organization

Benjamin HallenBenjamin Hallen
Assistant Professor of Management
PhD (strategy, organizations, and entrepreneurship), Stanford University, 2007
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, 2011-2014
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, University of Maryland, 2007-2011
Assistant to Director of Development, Electronic Arts, 2003
Co-founder, CTO, Interim CEO, Topik Solutions, Inc. 2000-2002
Executive committee member, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2014
Representative-at-large, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Division, Strategic Management Society, 2014
Editorial board member, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal
Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, Technology Innovation Management Division, 2014
Best Teacher Award, London Business School, 2013
Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Grant, 2011
Kauffman Firm Survey Grant, 2010
Technology and Innovation Management Divisions Best Dissertation, 2008
Expertise: entrepreneurial finance, venture accelerators, strategy and innovation in the app ecosystem
Extracurricular: prior to his doctoral work in strategy and entrepreneurship, left PhD program in computer science to co-found an Internet startup; grew up in Tennessee, Switzerland and Holland

Department of Marketing & International Business

Lea DunnLea H. Dunn
Assistant Professor of Marketing
PhD (marketing), University of British Columbia, 2014
Hugo E. Meilicke Memorial Fellowship, 2013-14
Paul Chwelos Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2012
Dean Earle D. MacPhee Memorial Fellowship, 2010-12
Saunder School of Business Graduate Award, 2010-12
Expertise: consumer brand attachment, identity and social group influence, emotion in consumer behavior
Extracurricular: Enjoys singing and painting; attends San Diego Comic Con each year on a press pass (says she will always be a Marvel girl, “no matter how crazy they get”); also has been bitten by a wombat in Tasmania

Amin SayediAmin Sayedi
Assistant Professor of Marketing
PhD (marketing), Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of North Carolina, 2012-2014
Research Intern, Microsoft Research and Yahoo! Research, 2009, 2010
William W. Cooper Award for best dissertation in Management Science, 2012
MSI Research Award, 2011
Egon Balas Award for best student paper in operations research, 2009
Silver medal, Central European Olympiad in Informatics, 2003
Gold medal, Iranian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2002
Expertise: competitive strategy, internet advertising, pricing, auction theory, economics of social networks and online markets
Extracurricular: also has degrees in engineering and science; holds two US patents for expressive bidding in online advertising auctions; would like to be a film critic if he weren’t a marketing professor

Hema YoganarasimhanHema Yoganarasimhan
Assistant Professor of Marketing
PhD (marketing), Yale University, 2009
Assistant Professor of Marketing, UC Davis, 2009-2014
John D.C. Little Best Paper Award, 2013, (finalist in 2012)
Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2012
MSI Clayton Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition, 2008
Fellow, AMA-Sheth Doctoral Consortium, 2008
Expertise: empirical measurement and analytical modeling of social influence, network effects, fashion, empirical IO, structural models of auctions, dynamic decision models
Extracurricular: is an avid gardener and a connoisseur of tea; also holds degrees in naval architecture and ocean engineering.