Faculty & Research
At the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, our 159 tenured, tenure-track and continuing track faculty are active in both academic and industry environments. The scholarship they produce generates and applies knowledge that helps solve business and economic problems.
Notable Lerner faculty successes in 2022:
- Among the papers published by Lerner faculty, 25 were accepted by top business and economic journals
- 9 new tenure-track faculty were hired from prominent institutions including Temple University, Boston College, Rutgers, Oklahoma State, Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania
- Dana J. Johnson Professor of Management Wendy Smith co-authored the highly regarded book Both/And Thinking
- Smith was also named among highly cited researchers
- Whitney Family Professor of Accounting Jennifer Joe was the only academic elected to two PCAOB boards
Faculty Research Highlights
Areas of faculty research expertise include women in leadership, economic development, health care and education in Africa and other third world countries, cybersecurity, corporate social responsibility, FinTech and social media content analysis.
Here are some of the top faculty research highlights from each of our five academic departments this year:
Assistant Professor of Economics
Costa and co-authors published “How to Attract Physicians to Underserved Areas? Policy Recommendations from a Structural Model” in Review of Economics and Statistics.
Professor of Management Information Systems, JPMorgan Chase Fellow
Fang and co-authors published “Understanding Reasons for Medication Nonadherence from Social Media: A Sentiment-Enriched Deep Learning Approach” in MIS Quarterly.
Associate Professor of Finance
Fleckenstein, with Francis A. Lonsgstaff, published “The Market Risk Premium for Unsecured Consumer Credit Risk” in Review of Financial Studies.
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lee and Indu Khurana published the paper “Gender Bias in High Stakes Pitching: An NLP Approach” in Small Business Economics.
Associate Professor of Hospitality Business Management, Associate Chair
Yoo and co-authors published “Particulate Matter Source Attribution and Restaurant Mitigation Behavioral Intentions: An Application of Attribution Theory” in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.