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Faculty Research Advisory Board

The Faculty Research Advisory Board consults on the curriculum development and associated research activities of the Daniels Executive PhD Program to ensure that the program is grounded in cutting-edge research in business and methodology.

Lisa Victoravich, PhD, CPA
Program Director

lvictora@du.edu
303.871.4278
Margery Reed Hall 107B

Lisa Victoravich’s research expertise is in the area of judgment and decision making, which relies on psychology theories to understand human behavior. She primarily focuses on how the implementation of public policy combines with firm-level and individual-level factors to impact the judgments of stakeholders such as whistleblowers, jurors, investors, accountants and managers.

Industry Experience
  • Ernst & Young
  • Auditor General for the State of Florida
Publications
Victoravich has published her research in:

  • Decision Sciences
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Accounting and the Public Interest
  • Journal of Behavioral Finance.
Education
Doctor of Philosophy | Business Administration | Accounting | Florida State University | 2007
Masters of Accountancy | Assurance Services | Florida State University | 2000
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Cum Laude | Florida State University | 1999
Academic Appointments
Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Director | Executive PhD Program | 2018 – present
Associate Dean | 2018 – present
Director | Undergraduate Programs | 2015 – present
Assistant Dean | 2015 – 2017
Associate Professor | School of Accountancy | 2013 – present
Assistant Professor | School of Accountancy | 2007 – 2013
Recent Awards and Honors
Discovery Research Award | Daniels College of Business | 2011
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Emerging Scholars Award | 2011
Faculty Research Fund Grant |University of Denver |2009, 2011
Professional Service
President-Elect, President, Past-President | Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Research (ABO) Section, American Accounting Association (AAA) | 2014 – 2017
Research Conference Coordinator | ABO section | AAA | 2013
Ad Hoc Reviewer | Journal of Behavioral Finance | 2009 – present
Ad Hoc Reviewer | Corporate Governance an International Review | 2010 – present

Melissa Archpru Akaka, PhD

melissa.akaka@du.edu
303.871.2415
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Melissa Akaka’s research investigates the co-creation of consumer cultures and consumption experiences as well as collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship within dynamic service ecosystems.

Industry Experience
  • Goodwill Industries of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Visitors Convention Bureau
Publications

Akaka’s scholarly work has been published in a variety of academic journals, including Journal of Service Research, Journal of International Marketing and Industrial Marketing Management. Her work was recently recognized for being “highly cited” (in the top 1%) by Thompson and Reuters.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy | International Management | Marketing | University of Hawaii at Manoa | 2012
Masters of Business Administration | Marketing | University of Hawaii at Manoa | 2007
Bachelors of Business Administration | Marketing | University of Hawaii at Manoa | 2002

Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Co-Director | Consumer Insights and Business Innovation Center | 2017 – present
Assistant Professor | Marketing Department | 2012 – present

Recent Awards and Honors

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year | Daniels College of Business | 2017
Faculty Research Fund Grant | University of Denver | 2015
Internationalization Grant | University of Denver | 2013, 2015
Joseph I. Moreland Grant | University of Denver | 2015
Emerald Outstanding Doctoral (Dissertation) Research Award | 2014

Professional Service

Editorial Board | Journal of Services Marketing | 2015 – present
Editorial Board | Journal of Service Theory and Practice | 2015 – present
President, International Management PhD Association | 2008 – 2009
Co-founder and Vice President | International Management PhD Association | 2007 – 2008

Donald D. Bergh, PhD

donald.bergh@du.edu
303.871.4480
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Donald Bergh’s research interests lie primarily in corporate strategy (mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, diversification) and research methodology (design, analysis).

Industry Experience
  • U.S. Naval Shipyards
  • Point to Point
  • KPMG
  • Northhighland
  • Deloitte
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • Cornell University Football Team
  • University College Dublin
Publications
Bergh’s work has appeared in the field’s highest-ranked academic journals, including

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Organization Science, Journal of Management
  • Organizational Research Methods
  • Journal of Management Studies (JMS)
  • Academy of Management Learning and Education.

He has authored more than 25 articles in the Financial Times Top 50 journals. Recently, the Southern Management Association reported that he was the 2nd most prolific author (on an authorship-weighted basis) in the Journal of Management during its first 40 years.

Education
Doctor of Philosophy | Business Administration | University of Colorado, Boulder
Masters of Business Administration | Utah State University
Bachelor of Science | Marketing | Utah State University
Academic Appointments
Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Louis D. Beaumont Chair of Business Administration
Full Professor | Department of Management | 2006 – present

Krannert Graduate School of Management | Purdue University
Special Appointment to Graduate Faculty | Associate (and Visiting) Professor of Management | 2004 – 2013

Statler School of Hotel Administration | Cornell University
Associate Professor | Strategic Management | 2003 – 2004

University College Dublin | Smurfit Graduate School of Management
Visiting Lecturer | 2001 – present

Smeal College of Business | Pennsylvania State University
Associate Professor | Management | 1990 –  2006

Recent Awards and Honors
Editorial Board | Outstanding Reviewer | Academy of Management Journal | 2017
Ranked 2nd of 2,270 authors | Journal of Management’s Rank-Weighted Authorship Credits, 1975-2015 for First 40 Years of the Journal’s Existence | 2016
Scholarship of Discipline Award | Daniels College of Business | 2013
Outstanding Editorial Board Member | Strategic Management Journal | 2009
Scholarship of Discovery Award | Daniels College of Business | 2009
Professional Service
Editorial Board | Academy of Management Review | 2017 – present
Chair | Inaugural Task Force on Scholarship Integrity and Research Rigor | Journal of Management | 2017 – present
Guest Co-Editor | Mixed Methods Research Designs in Strategic Management | Organizational Research Methods | 2017
Program Co-Chair | Strategic Management Annual International Conference | 2015
Consulting Editor | Journal of Management Studies | 2014 – 2015
Associate Editor | Journal of Management Studies | 2011 – 2013
Guest Co-Editor | Feature topic: Construct Measurement in Strategic Management | Organizational Research Methods | 2013
Associate Editor | Organizational Research Methods | 2008 – 2010
Member | Ethics Education Committee | Academy of Management | 2007 – 2010
Guest Co-Editor | Feature topic: Mediational Inferences in Organizational Research | Organizational Research Methods | 2008
Guest Co-Editor | Feature topic: Research Methods in Strategic Management | Organizational Research Methods | 2008
Associate Editor | Academy of Management Journal | 2001 – 2004
Editorial Board | Strategic Management Journal | 2000 – present
Editorial Board | Academy of Management Journal | 1997 – 2001, 2008 – present

Ali Besharat, PhD

ali.besharat@du.edu
303.871.4344
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Ali Besharat’s areas of research interest within the domain of consumer behavior include behavioral judgment and decision making and marketing communications and branding.

Industry Experience

Consulting

  • 2005-2006:  Road and Transportation Organization, Tehran, Iran
  • 2003-2004:  Iranian Fuel Conservation Organization, Tehran, Iran
Publications

Many publications, including: 

  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Consumer Psychology
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of Advertising
  • Journal of Brand Management
  • Journal of Public Policy & Marketing
Education

Doctor of Philosophy | Marketing | University of South Florida | 2012
Master of Business Administration | Operations Management | Sharif University of Technology | 2006
Bachelor of Science | Mechanical Engineering | Sharif University of Technology | 2003

Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Associate Professor of Marketing with tenure | 2018 – present
Co-founder and Co-director, Consumer Insights and Business Innovation Center (CiBiC) | 2018 – present
Assistant Professor of Marketing | 2012 – 2018

College of Business Administration | University of South Florida
Adjunct Professor | 2009 – 2011 
Graduate Teaching/Research Associate | 2006 – 2009

Recent Awards and Honors
  • Faculty Career Champion | Office of the Provost, University of Denver | 2017-2018
  • Scholarship of Discipline Award | Daniels College of Business | 2016
  • Joseph I. Moreland Grant for Information Literacy | University of Denver | 2015-2016
  • Ethics Instruction Development [EID] Grant | Daniels College of Business | 2015-2016
  • Nominated for the Daniels Award for Excellence | Daniels College of Business | 2015
  • Recipient of the PROF Grant | University of Denver | 2015

Conrad S. Ciccotello, PhD

conrad.ciccotello@du.edu
303.871.2282
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Conrad Ciccotello’s primary research interests are in law and finance, with an emphasis in financial intermediation and services.

Ciccotello has received research grants from TIAA Institute, Kauffman Foundation, the William Davidson Institute, and the Financial Planning Foundation. He is the author of the first two chapters in Mutual Funds: The Blackwell Series in Finance.

His research on the financial advisory profession is cited in the Federal Register and his paper on the market timing of mutual funds is entered into the Congressional Record as Senate Banking Committee testimony.

Publications

Ciccotello has over 60 publications, including articles in:

  • Journal of Financial Economics
  • Journal of Law and Economics
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
  • Management Science
  • Financial Analysts Journal
  • American Business Law Journal
  • Journal of Corporation Law
Education

Doctor of Philosophy | Finance | Pennsylvania State University | 1993
Juris Doctorate | Law Suffolk University, honors | 1988
Masters of Business Administration | St. Mary’s University | 1981
Bachelor of Science | Materials Engineering | Lehigh University, highest honors | 1981

 

Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Professor and Director |Reiman School of Finance | 2017 – present

J. Mack Robinson College of Business | Georgia State University
Associate Professor and Chair | Department of Risk Management and Insurance | 2015 – 2017
Associate Professor and Director | Asset and Wealth Management Programs | 1999 – 2017

Smeal College of Business | Pennsylvania State University
Visiting Associate Professor | Finance | 1997 – 1999

United States Air Force Academy | Colorado Springs
Associate Professor | Finance | 1995 – 1997
Assistant Professor | 1993 – 1995
Instructor of Finance | 1988 – 1990

Recent Awards and Honors

Grant to study DC plan estate planning choice architecture ($26,000) | TIAA Institute | 2017
Grant to study financial vulnerability in new households ($18,000) | TIAA Institute | 2014
Grant to study behavior of reluctant retirees ($24,000) | TIAA Institute | 2011
Outstanding Graduate Instructor | Robinson College of Business | 2010
Faculty Recognition Award for Teaching | Robinson College of Business | Georgia State | 2006
Outstanding Academy Educator in Management | US Air Force Academy | 1994

Professional Service

Judge for TIAA Institute Samuelson Award | 2017 – present
Institute Fellow | TIAA-CREF | 2007 – present
Associate Editor | Journal of Financial Service Professionals | 1999 – 2016
Editor | Financial Services Review  | 2001 – 2007
Associate Editor | Financial Services Review | 1999 – 2001
Member | Board of Directors | Academy of Financial Services | 1999 – 2002

David L. Corsun, PhD

david.corsun@du.edu
303.871.4268
Joy Burns 339

David Corsun’s research focuses on understanding issues of organizational behavior in the hospitality industry such as diversity, empowerment and ethics.

Industry Experience

Consulting/Executive Teaching

  • Destination Hotels & Resorts (now Two Roads Hospitality)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Taos Mountain Casino
  • LiVE BAiT Restaurant Group (NYC)

Corporate Expert Testimony Clients

  • CSX
  • Commlog, LLC (Blackeyed Pea Restaurants)
Publications

His work has been published in the top journals of the hospitality management discipline, including

  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
  • International Journal of Hospitality Management
  • Journal of Foodservice Business Research
  • Journal of Management Development 
  • International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
Education

Doctor of Philosophy | Organizational Behavior | School of Hotel Administration | Cornell University | 1999
Master of Arts | Food Service Management | New York University | 1993
Bachelor of Science | Hotel Administration | Cornell University | 1983

Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Director and Associate Professor | Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management | 2007 – present

 

Harrah College of Hotel Administration | University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Associate Professor and Coordinator of International Relations | 2005 – 2007
Assistant Professor | 1999 – 2005

College of Business and Economics | Washington State University
Assistant Professor | Department of Hotel and Restaurant Administration | 1998 – 1999

School of Hotel Administration | Cornell University
Visiting Lecture | 1997 – 1998
Adjunct Instructor | 1995 – 1997

 

Recent Awards and Honors

Knoebel School of Hospitality Management named Service Learning Department of the Year | Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning | University of Denver | 2014
Knoebel School of Hospitality Management named Best Educational Innovation | Worldwide Hospitality Awards | 2013
Outstanding Administrator Award | University of Denver Profiles of Excellence | 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award | Annual meeting of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality | 2009
Best Case Award, Silver | Annual meeting of North American Case Research Association | Young and Corsun | The Road to Tortuguero | 2008
Best Paper Award | Annual meeting of I-CHRIE |  Kincaid Baloglu and Corsun | Modeling Ethics: The Impact of Management Actions on Restaurant Workers’ Ethical Optimism | 2007
Best Paper Award | Annual meeting of the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning | Feinstein, Mann and Corsun | Computer simulation, games, and roleplay:  Drawing lines of demarcation | 2002

Professional Service

Editorial Board | Journal of Hospitality Management | 2008 – present
Ad Hoc Reviewer | International Journal of Hospitality Management | 2008 – present
Ad Hoc Reviewer | Journal of Management Studies | 2004 – 2006
Ad Hoc Reviewer | Journal of Food Service Marketing | 2000

Sung Soo Kim, PhD

sungsoo.kim@du.edu
303.871.4399
Daniels 471

Her research interests include values-based management, leadership and employee engagement.

Industry Experience
  • Mercer Human Resources Consulting
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Samsun
  • Janssen Korea
  • Johnson & Johnson Company

 

 

Publications

Ciccotello has over 60 publications, including articles in:

  • “How do callings relate to job performance? The role of organizational commitment and ideological contract fulfillment.” Human Relations, 2018
  • “The moderating roles of perceived task interdependence and team size in transformational leadership’s relation to team identification: A dimensional analysis.” Journal of Business and Psychology, 2018
  • Management International Review
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Management—Specialization in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management | McGill University | 2014
  • Master of Arts | Education—Specialization in Human Resource Development | University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul | 1981
  • Bachelor of Science | Biology Education | Seoul National University | 1998
Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Assistant Professor of Management | 2014 – present

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Lecturer/Graduate Student Researcher | 2007 – 2014 

Recent Awards and Honors
  • Top 2018 Papers, Human Relations (Financial Times 50 journals)
  • Selected for Best Papers Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting | 2010, 2018
  • Internationalization Grant, University of Denver | 2017
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work Faculty Recognition, University of Denver | 2017, 2018, 2019
  • National Bank Financial Group PhD Fellowship | 2011
Professional Service
  • Member, MSM Program 2.0 Committee | Daniels College of Business | 2017-18
  • MSM Program Recalibration Task Force member | Daniels College of Business | 2017
  • Course Coordinator, BSBA Core Committee | Daniels College of Business | 2016
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer | Academy of Management Annual Meetings; Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference
  • Volunteer | Local Arrangements Committee, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management | 2010

Young Jin Lee, PhD

youngjin.lee@du.edu
303.871.4413
Daniels 582

Young Jin Lee’s research interests span economic and marketing aspects of online social media, mobile IT markets, piracy and digital rights management, and adoption and diffusion of IT innovations.

Industry Experience
  • IT Strategy Manager (Six-Sigma Green Belt) | 2003 – 2005

  • Planning & Management | Headquarters, Samsung | Seoul, South Korea

Publications
  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

  • Information Systems Frontiers

  • Journal of Management Information Systems

  • Management Science

  • Journal of Academy of Business and Economics

  • International Journal of Strategic Management

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Business Administration | Foster School of Business, University of Washington | 2010
  • Master of Information Systems Management | Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University | 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration | Information Systems | Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University | 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration | Chung-Ang University | 2000
Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Associate Professor | 2013 – present

Cofrin School of Business | University of Wisconsin – Green Bay 
Assistant Professor | 2010 – 2013

Foster School of Business | University of Washington
Lecturer | 2009

Recent Awards and Honors
  • The 2017 Management Science Best Paper Award in Information Systems | INFORMS Information Systems Society | 2017
  • Scholarship of Discipline Award | Daniels College of Business | 2017
  • Faculty Summer Research Grant and Course Release | Daniels College of Business | 2014 – 2019
  • Best Paper Award Finalist | China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM) | 2016
  • Best Presentation Award | International Hospitality Information Technology Association (iHITA) Annual Research Conference | 2015
Professional Service

Associate Editor

  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS) | 2016–2019
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) | 2018

 Program Committee

  • European Conference on Information Systems | 2016
  • INFORMS Conference on Information Systems & Technology | 2015–2019
  • Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems | 2014–2019
  • Pre/Post-ICIS LG CNS KrAIS Workshop | 2014–2019
  • Midwest Association of Information Systems | 2012

 

Conference Session Chair

INFORMS Annual Meeting | 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019

University of Denver

  • Committee member | PROF Selection Committee in the Social Sciences | 2019
  • Chair of Business Information and Analytics Faculty Search Committee | Daniels College of Business | 2018–2019
  • Committee member | Business Information and Analytics Faculty Search Committee | Daniels College of Business | 2014–2016
  • Committee member | Scholarship Enhancement Committee | Daniels College of Business | 2012–2019
  • Departmental Library Liaison | Library Liaison Advisory Group | 2013–2016

Andrew Mueller, PhD

andrew.mueller@du.edu
303.871.3437
Daniels 386

Before joining the University of Denver, Andrew Mueller was a consultant for several large international consulting firms, a private consultant to real estate developers in Colorado and the Northeast, and an instructor at Colorado State University and Regis University.

Industry Experience
  • Manager, Global Insight Center | Alavarez and Marsal Holdings LLC | 2014–2016
  • Owner | ERRED (Environmentally Responsible Real Estate Development) LLC | 2004–2009
  • Research Associate | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | 2001–2003
  • Research Assistant | Real Estate Department, Johns Hopkins University | 2000
  • European Investment Research Assistant | Jones Lang LaSalle, London, UK | 1999
  • Research Liaison/Research Assistant | REIT Research Group | Legg Mason | 1997–1999
Publications
  • Journal of Property Investment & Finance
  • International Real Estate Review
  • Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Review
  • The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Economics | Colorado State University | 2016
  • Master of Arts | Economics | Colorado State University | 2012
  • Master of Science | Real Estate and Construction Management | University of Denver | 2008
  • Bachelor of Business Administration | Finance and Environmental Studies | Emory University | 2001
Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor | 2015–present

Colorado State University
Instructor | 2009–2014

Regis University
Instructor | 2013

Professional Service

University of Denver

  • Co-Lead, Environmental Sustainability in an Urban Environment Cohort, DU Grand Challenges (2018-Present)
  • Library Liaison Advisory Committee | 2016 – present
  • Assurance of Learning Committee | Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management | 2016–present

Other organizations

  • Program Chair | Future Leaders of the American Real Estate Society | 2019–present
  • External Research Associate | Regional Economic Development Institute | Colorado State University | 2018–present
  • CityCraft Integrated Research Committee, with Denver Housing Authority, University of Colorado, Regis University, Colorado State University | 2016–present

Michael Nalick, PhD

Michael Nalick joined the Daniels College of Business as an assistant professor of management in 2019.

Industry Experience
  • Travis County, Precinct Three Commissioner’s Office | 2009–2011
  • Anti-Defamation League Community Relations Council | 2008–2009
  • The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy | 2007–2008
  • Pierpont Communications: Public Affairs Sector | 2007
  • U.S. Senate Subcommittee for International Security and National Services | 2003
Publications
  • Academy of Management Perspectives
  • British Journal of Management
  • Academy of Management Proceedings
  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Strategic Organization
  • Strategic Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Journal of Business Ethics
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Strategic Management | Mays Business School | Texas A&M University | 2016
  • Master of Public Policy | University of Southern California | 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts | Government | University of Texas | 2005
Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Assistant Professor of Management | 2019–present  

University of Memphis
Assistant Professor of Management | 2016–2019

Texas A&M University
Graduate Research Assistant/Instructor | 2011–2016

Recent Awards and Honors
  • Texas A&M University’s PhD Excellence Fellowship
  • Texas A&M University’s Graduate Merit Fellowship
  • Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship Fellowship
  • University of Southern California’s Graduate Merit Scholarship
  • University of Texas at Austin representative to the Air Force Academy Meeting on Social and Political Issues
Professional Service
  • Annual Meeting Reviewer | Academy of Management
  • Annual Meeting Reviewer | Strategic Management Society
  • Annual Meeting Reviewer | Southern Management Association
  • Annual Meeting Reviewer | Western Academy of Management Association 

Paul Olk, PhD

paul.olk@du.edu
303.871.4531
Daniels 679

Paul Olk’s research primarily examines the role of individual and organizational level factors in the formation and management of strategic alliances.

Industry Experience

 

Olk is currently engaged in a three-year National Science Foundation-funded research project that investigates open-source R&D collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry.

Publications

Olk has presented or published more than 100 scholarly papers and is the author of two books, and his research has appeared in numerous edited books and leading journals including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Education

 

Doctor of Philosophy | Organization and Strategy | The Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania | 1991
Masters of Arts | Organization and Strategy | The Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania | 1987
Bachelor of Science | Psychology | University of Wisconsin, Madison | 1981

 

Academic Appointments

 

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Full Professor | Department of Management | 2008 – present
Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer | Faculty, Research and Accreditation | 2015-present
Associate Dean | Faculty, Research and Accreditation | 2014 – 2015
Assistant Dean | Faculty, Research and Accreditation | 2013 – 2014
Director | Academic Research and Accreditation | 2009 – 2013
Associate Professor | Department of Management | 1999 – 2008

Recent Awards and Honors

National Science Foundation Research Grant. With Joel West. “Open R&D Consortia: Open Innovation Alliances in the Pharmaceutical Industry” | 2015-2018
Service Award. Western Academy of Management | 2017
S.E.E. Change Award. Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference | 2013
Service Award. Technology and Innovation Management Division. Academy of Management | 2012
National Science Foundation Research Grant. With Shaul Gabbay. “International and Interorganizational Networks for Strategic Alliance Development in the High Technology
Sector: A Comparative Study of Israel and Colorado” | 2001-2002
Scholarship of Discovery Award | University of Denver | 2002
Diamond Awards for Teaching | MBA Core | Daniels College of Business | 1999 – 2002
National Science Foundation Research Grant. With Terri Griffith. “Organization Science Winter
Conference: Exploring the Frontiers of Strategic Decision Making and Management in Chaotic Environments” | 1999

Professional Service

President and Program Chair Track | Western Academy of Management | 2014 – 2018
Division Chair and Program Chair Track | Technology and Innovation Management Division | Academy of Management | 2008 – 2013
Executive Committee Member | Technology and Innovation Management Division | Academy of Management | 2004 – 2006
Editorial Review Board | Long Range Planning | 2015 – Present
Editorial Review Board | IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management | 2001 – 2017
Editorial Review Board | Journal of Management Inquiry | 2003 – present
Editorial Review Board | Organization Science | 1999 – 2016
Editorial Review Board | Group and Organization Management | 1997 – 2007

Affiliated Positions

South China University of Technology
Visiting Professor | 2013 – 2015

National University of Singapore
Visiting Associate Professor | 2009 – 2012

University of California, Irvine
Visiting Associate Professor | 1999 – 2002

Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Visiting Scholar | 1995

 

Andy Schnackenberg, PhD

andrew.schnackenberg@du.edu
303.871.2231
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Andy Schnackenberg’s research seeks to explain the influence of a firm’s information sharing tactics on outcomes such as stakeholder perceptions of organizational trustworthiness, legitimacy, reputation and credibility using concepts such as transparency, symbolism and rhetoric. He uses content analysis, set-theoretic methods and other quantitative approaches to study these topics.

Industry Experience

PRC U.S.A., LLC | 2002–2007

Publications
  • Academy of Management Annals

  • Journal of Management

  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Organizational Behavior | Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University | 2014
  • Master of Business Administration | University of Adelaide | 2007
  • Bachelor of Science | International Business | Lee Business School, University of Nevada Las Vegas | 2005
Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver
Assistant Professor of Management | 2015–present

Kogod School of Business | American University
Assistant Professor of Management | 2014–2015

Weatherhead School of Management | Case Western Reserve University 
Lecturer and Executive Coach | 2008–2014

Professional Service

Editorial Review Board | Academy of Management Review | 2017–present

 Ad Hoc Reviewer (Journals)

  • Academy of Management Journal | 2017
  • Journal of Management | 2015
  • Journal of Business Venturing | 2015
  • Journal of Business Research | 2016
  • Academy of Management Review | 2014

 Ad Hoc Reviewer (Conferences)

  • EGOS meetings, 2017–2018
  • Strategic Management Society meetings | 2015
  • Academy of Management meetings (OMT, BPS, and OB divisions) | 2009

Dennis Wittmer, PhD

dennis.wittmer@du.edu
303.871.2431
Daniels 462

Dennis Wittmer is chair of the Daniels College of Business department of management and a professor of management.

Industry Experience

City of Syracuse, Office of Federal and State Aid Coordination

  • Planning Coordinator: 1983–1987
  • Legislative and Policy Analyst: 1981–83
  • Research Technician: 1979–1981

 

 

Publications
  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
  • Journal of Management Education
  • Journal of Teaching in International Business
  • Handbook of Public Administration
  • Case Research Journal
  • Science and Public Policy
  • Project Management Journal
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Public Administation—Concentrations in Managerial Ethics, Technology and Information Policy, Organizational Theory and Behavior, Public Policy | Syracuse University | 1992
  • Master of Public Administration | Syracuse University | 1979
  • Master of Arts | Philosophy | Syracuse University | 1975
  • Bachelor of Arts | Psychology, Philosophy | Morningside College | 1968
Academic Appointments

Daniels College of Business | University of Denver

  • Professor | 2007–present
  • Associate Professor | 1998–2007
  • Assistant Professor | 1992–1998
  • Adjunct Instructor | 1990–1991

Syracuse University
Senior Research Associate | 1987–1990

Recent Awards and Honors
  • Daniels College of Business Faculty Award for Excellence | 2015
  • Thomas Howard Scholar/Teacher Award | Daniels College of Business | 2007
  • Daniels College Nominee, Teaching Excellence Award | University of Denver | 2006
  • Integration Scholarship Award | Daniels College of Business | 2005
  • Nominee, Daniels College Award for Excellence for Faculty | 2005
  • Piccinati Endowed Professorship for Teaching Excellence | Daniels College of Business | 2002–2004
Professional Service
  • Steering Committee and Founding Member | Colorado Ethics and Compliance Exchange | 2004–present
  • Board of Editors | International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior | Appointed 1997
  • Professional Trainer (CE) | Metro Denver Association of Health Underwriters | 2010
  • Funding Committee | Public Good Fund Distribution Committee | 2007–12
  • Appeals Board Member, Denver Area Ad Review Panel | Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau | 2004

Tracy Xu, PhD

pisun.xu@du.edu
303.871.4228
Daniels 562

Pisun (Tracy) Xu’s areas of interest include corporate finance, corporate governance, empirical asset pricing and international finance. Xu has performed research on managerial incentives and how those track to a company’s cash position as well as monetary policy and global REIT markets and corporate governance on banking lending decisions.

Publications

• Finance and Economics Review
• Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics
• Financial Management
• Journal of Banking and Finance
• International Review of Economics and Finance
• Managerial Finance
• International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management,
• Journal of Applied Business and Economics
• Banking and Finance Review

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy | Finance | The Wharton School | University of Washington | 2007
  • Masters of Arts | Economics | The Ohio State University | 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts | Finance | Nankai University | 2000
Academic Appointments

  Daniels College of Business | University of Denver 

  • Associate Professor | Reiman School of Finance | 2013–present
  • Assistant Professor | Reiman School of Finance | 2007–2013
  • Co-Director | International Business Major Program | 2019–present
  • Interim Director | Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance (MSAQF) Program | 2016–2017
Recent Awards and Honors

Daniels Scholarship of Discipline Award | University of Denver | 2014

Professional Service

University of Denver

  • International Council | 2018–present
  • Undergraduate PINs Committee | 2015–present
  • Study Abroad Program Task Force | 2018
  • Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium | 2017
  • Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee | 2016–2018
  • Assessment Committee | 2016
  • Doctoral Oral Defense Committee | 2013–2014
  • Scholarship Enhancement Committee | 2013-2014

 

Program Committees

  • National Business and Economics Society (NBES) conference | 2018
  • Financial Management Association (FMA) International conference | 2017
  • Southern Finance Association (SFA) conference | 2013

 

Editorial Activities

  • Editorial Review Board | Review of Accounting and Finance | 2017–present
  • Editor |Special issue, Chinese Economy, Vol 45(4) | 2012
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