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Eight New Faculty Join Georgetown McDonough

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This August, eight new full-time faculty members joined Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

“We are delighted to welcome our new faculty members, who bring a mix of academic and industry experience to our classrooms as we fulfill our mission of educating our students to be globally minded, principled leaders in service to business and society,” said David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown McDonough. “Their passion for teaching, research, and our students make them a valued addition to the Georgetown McDonough community.” (Dean Thomas is pictured, above, with the new faculty members.)

Jun Kyung Auh, assistant professor of finance, researches empirical corporate finance, corporate credit risk, corporate liability structure, credit rating agencies, derivatives, and fixed income securities. Auh earned a Ph.D. in finance and economics from Columbia University. He received a BBA from Korea University, as well as an M.A. in mathematics an M.Phil. in finance and economics, both from Columbia University.

Melissa Bradley, professor of the practice, is the founder and president of The Entrepreneurial Development Institute and New Capitalist. She most recently worked providing financial and management service to donors/doers as the CEO of Tides. Bradley earned an MBA in marketing from American University and a B.S. in finance from Georgetown McDonough.

Shiliang (John) Cui, assistant professor of operations and information management, researches consumer decisions in service settings, queueing games, global supply chain management, and inventory theory. He most recently was a lecturer for the Wharton Doctoral Programs. Cui earned a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. in mathematics and an A.B. in management science from Lafayette College.

Tatiana Dyachenko, assistant professor of marketing, researches the nature of best-worst data for modeling consumer preferences and predicting their choices. She received a B.S./M.S. with honors in engineering from Samara State Aerospace University in Russia and earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Bradley University and a Master in Marketing Research from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Dyachenko earned a Ph.D. in marketing with GIS: Quantitative Methods in Consumer Behavior from Ohio State University in 2014.

Rebecca Hamilton, professor of marketing, joins Georgetown McDonough from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where she was an associate professor. She studies consumer behaviors, with recent research on product substation, the effects of prices on consumer judgment, and how frames of reference influence consumer behavior. She earned a Ph.D. in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in policy analysis with distinction from Cornell University.

Natalia Lorinkova, assistant professor of management, researches leadership influences, employee intra- and inter-firm social capital, non-traditional work arrangements in teams and workplaces, growth modeling, and meta-analytical methods. She previously was an assistant professor in the Department of Management & IS in the School of Business Administration at Wayne State University. She earned a Ph.D. in management from the University of Maryland, an MBA in international strategic management from the Korean Development Institute, and a B.S. in linguistics from Sofia University.

Christopher Rider, assistant professor of strategy, researches organization theory and economic sociology. Rider came to Georgetown McDonough from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he was an assistant professor of organization and management. He earned a Ph.D. in business administration, organizational behavior from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Rider received an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Quan Wen, assistant professor of finance, researches asset pricing and investments, behavioral finance, and financial markets and institutions. He received a B.A. in economics and finance from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. He completed doctoral studies in economics from Emory University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and earned a Ph.D. from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business in finance.