The School of Economics and Business Administration is delighted to introduce five new full-time faculty members to the SEBA community! You may have started to know them already. Some of them have started teaching classes in this Summer quarter. Below is a brief introduction and background about each of the five new faculty members.

Dr. Michael Hadani, Associate Professor of Management, Dean's Distinguished Fellow

Professor Hadani’s research interests include governance and non-market strategies. His paper, titled “In Search of El Dorado: The Elusive Financial Returns on Corporate Political Investments,” has recently been accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal, the top journal in strategy areas. He has also studied the interplays of institutional investors, shareholder activism, and earnings management. Beside Strategic Management Journal, his work has also been published in Journal of Business Research, Social Justice Research, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others. Additionally, his research work has been featured or mentioned on MSMBC, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and NBC Politics on MSNBC.com. He has designed and taught several very interesting courses, such as “Strategic Management: Sustainability,” “Management and Leadership in a Global Society,” and “Strategic Human Resource Management.” He has taught for six years at Long Island University prior to joining Saint Mary’s College. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, and M.A. and B.A. from Hebrew University. 

Dr. Kenji Klein, Assistant Professor of Management

Professor Klein’s research interests range from institutional change, effects of culture and national institutions on organization, to entrepreneurship and innovation. He has delivered 10 presentations at academic conferences and meetings. He has teaching and related experience in Global Business, Principles of Management, and Organizational Behavior. He has worked for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Management from University of California-Irvine, M.A. in History from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and B.A. in History from Pomona College.

Dr. Kevin Okoeguale, Assistant Professor of Finance, Trans-America Fellow

Professor Okoeguale’s research interests include mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and corporate governance. He has taught Corporate Finance Theory, Derivative Security Markets, Survey of Investments, Computers in Finance, and Financial Management, among other courses. He is the recipient of the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award (2nd Place) at the 2010 Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting and a Level III Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. He has worked for Deloitte Consulting. He received his Ph.D. from Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, M.S. in Finance, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester and B.Sc. in Accounting, University of Benin, Nigeria.

Dr. Wenting Pan, Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Her research interests range from managing supply uncertainty, sourcing strategies, supply chain management, to operations research. Her research has been published in Operations Research, one of the top peer-reviewed journals in her fields. She has teaching and related experience in Business Statistics, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship at University of California-Irvine and Ray Watson Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. in Operations and Decision Technologies from University of California-Irvine, M.A. in Management from University of Durham, U.K., B.E. in Biological Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China.

Dr. Kim Clark, Visiting Assistant Professor of Management

Professor Clark’s research interests include international management, institutional impact on multinationals, strategic human resources management, and international entrepreneurship. She has delivered eight (8) presentations at academic conferences, and her research has appeared in Advances in International Management. She has taught Comparative International Management and Managing Human Resources. She has worked for Pebble Beach Resort prior to her academic career. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Texas-San Antonio, M.S. in Hotel Management from University of Nevada Las Vegas, and B.A. in English and Literature, Pusan National University, South Korea.

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