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Scheller College of Business Names Seven Chairs and Professors

Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business recently named seven endowed chairs and professorships in its teaching faculty. Of the new appointments, Dean Maryam Alavi said "I am pleased to recognize our faculty for their excellence in research, teaching, and service. The generous support of our alumni and benefactors ensures that Scheller is able to fulfill its mission and conduct research and education of the highest caliber."

Please extend your congratulations to the following faculty:

Atalay Atasu

Atalay Atasu, Associate Professor of Operations Management, has been appointed to the Dunn Family Professorship. Atalay earned his PhD in 2007 from INSEAD, and joined Scheller College since then. In 2013 he was promoted to associate professor and in 2015 he assumed the role of area coordinator of Operations Management. His research focus is on sustainable operations management, and his interests include product recovery economics, extended producer responsibility, and environmental regulation. He has an extensive portfolio of published research including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award (winner 2007, runner up 2014), the Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Award (2012), and the Paul Kleindorfer Award in Sustainability (2013).  He is also a two-time recipient of the Faculty Research Excellence Award at the Scheller College of Business and is senior editor for Production and Operations Management and associate editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

Sudheer Chava

Sudheer Chava, Professor of Finance, has been appointed to the Alton M. Costley Chair. Sudheer earned his Ph.D. in 2003 and was promoted to full professor in 2014. His research interests are in credit risk, banking, and corporate finance. He has published extensively in top finance journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. His research has won a Ross award for the best paper published in Finance Research Letters, and was a finalist for the Brattle Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance. Sudheer is an associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance. He serves as area coordinator for Finance and is the Director of the M.S. in Quantitative and Computational Finance. In the latter role, Sudheer has recently been cited by the program’s external review committee as being instrumental in the program attaining a top-10 ranking.

Soumen Ghosh

Soumen Ghosh, Professor of Operations Management, has been appointed to the Nancy J. and Lawrence P. Huang Professorship. Soumen earned his Ph.D. from the Ohio State in 1987 and was appointed to the rank of professor in 1999. Soumen’s research focus is in the areas of global supply chain strategy, supply chain driven open innovation, and global outsourcing strategy. He has 40 publications in these areas. Since 2010, he has served as the Faculty Director for non-degree and custom executive education programs for corporate customers and he formerly served as the Director of the Center for Quality and Change Leadership at Georgia Tech for eight years. Soumen is a senior editor of Production and Operations Management Journal and an associate editor of Decision Sciences. He is a fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute.

Jeffrey Hu

Jeffrey Hu, Professor of Information Technology Management, has been appointed to the Sharon A. and David B. Pearce Professorship. Jeffrey earned his Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2005. He joined Scheller College as an associate professor in 2012 and was promoted to Professor in 2016. He is Director of the China Program, Co-Director of Business Analytics Center, and Associate Director of the Master of Science in Analytics. Jeffrey is an expert on big data, business analytics, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, social media, consumer behavior, and online advertising. He coauthored the first paper on the "Long Tail" phenomenon in Internet markets and the first paper on the value of social media in predicting stock markets, and he is among the first to measure the effect of social media promotions on product sales. This research has been published in top journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, and the Review of Financial Studies, and has garnered a number of awards including the inaugural Management Science Best Paper Award in Information Systems, the Jay Ross Young Faculty Scholar Award, and the John and Mary Willis Young Faculty Scholar Award. Jeffrey is an associate editor for Management Science.

Christina Shalley

Christina Shalley, Professor of Organizational Behavior, has been appointed to the Sharon M. and Matthew R. Price Chair. Chris joined Georgia Tech in 1994 and has been a full professor since 2002. She is also the area coordinator of Organizational Behavior. Chris has published some fifty articles, and is well known for her research on organizational creativity. With over 10,000 Google Scholar citations, she is among the most widely-cited researcher at Scheller College. She is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Sciences, a Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and one of only fifty invited members of the Society for Organizational Behavior.

Peter Swire

Peter Swire, Professor of Law and Ethics, has been appointed to the Elizabeth and Thomas Holder Chair. Peter earned his J.D. from Yale in 1985, and was hired by Georgia Tech as the Huang Professor in 2013. He has been a leading privacy and cyber law scholar and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990s and has published five books and over fifty scholarly articles. Among many activities as a policy advisor, he has provided congressional testimony to over a dozen committees, he chaired the White House Working Group for encryption reforms and in 2013 was named by President Obama as one of five members of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, to make recommendations to the President in the wake of the Snowden leaks. He is the Associate Director for Policy of the Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy.

D.J. Wu

D.J. Wu, Professor of Information Technology Management, has been appointed to the Brady Family Professorship in Management. He received his Ph.D. from Wharton in 1997 and joined Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business in 2003.  He was promoted to professor in 2014 and is area coordinator for Information Technology Management.  His current research interests include emerging business models for software startups, enterprise software platforms, contracting and procurement auctions, and the economics of cloud computing. His work is widely cited and has appeared in premier academic journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and MIS Quarterly. He received the 2013 Linda and Lloyd L. Byars Award for Faculty Research Excellence at Scheller College. D.J. serves as an associate editor for Management Science and as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He also served as an associate editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

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