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Kogod’s Dedication to Research Highlighted in New Tenure-Track Appointments

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Supporting Kogod’s mission to provide business students with the best resources, the Business School has appointed four new tenure and tenure-track faculty.  The new faculty members, who begin teaching this fall include Parthiban David, Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, Gerald Martin, and Yijiang Zhao. 

"We value our faculty and their expertise as one of the most important assets within Kogod,” said Robert and Arlene Kogod Dean, Richard M. Durand.  “The appointment of four world-renowned scholars demonstrates our sustained investment in providing the best education possible to Kogod students."

Kogod’s new appointments join a faculty comprised of internationally recognized scholars dedicated to diverse fields of business.  Complimenting the existing scholarship, the new professors bring research interest in the areas of peace through commerce, linking corporate governance with strategy, voluntary accounting disclosure, and legal penalties for financial misrepresentation.  Their primary research and subject matter expertise add both breadth and depth to the Kogod experience. 

David, the George and Maureen Collins chair in Strategy and associate professor, previously taught strategic management at the University of Oklahoma.  At Kogod, he will focus his teachings on entrepreneurship and consulting.  David has published research in many leading journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of World Business, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management.  He earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Texas A&M University and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Roorkee. 

Westermann-Behaylo, assistant professor, previously worked for Fortis Bank in Amsterdam, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Justice.  Her teaching interests include Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship, Business Ethics, Business Law Strategic Management, and Business and Government Relations.  She is completing a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Public Policy from George Washington University, earned a J.D. from Vanderbilt University, and a B.A. in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University.

Martin, associate professor of finance, has been a visiting professor at Kogod for the past two years.  He is the former president and CEO of TMI Aircraft Finance.  He is regularly sought by media for his expertise on Berkshire Hathaway and its owner Warren Buffet.  Martin’s teaching interests include business finance and corporate finance.  He earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Finance and a M.B.A. and B.B.A in Marketing from Texas A&M University.

Zhao, assistant professor of accounting, joins Kogod from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he taught financial and managerial accounting for the past four years.  His research focuses on corporate governance, financial reporting quality, executive compensation, voluntary disclosure, and insider trading. Zhao has been published in the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting.  He is a member of the American Accounting Association.  Zhao earned a Ph.D. in accounting from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.S. in accounting and a B.A. in international accounting from Xiamen University in China.