New Faculty 2016

Arun AryalArun Aryal (CIS)

Arun Aryal joins the College as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. He is from Georgia State University with a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems, and a dissertation in Information Systems governance. He has mutiple publications and presentations in emerging technologies, analytics, knowledge bases, healthcare research, and enterprise systems. He has taught in areas of security and privacy, business intelligence, SAP and other areas of information systems. Arun has over 10 years of IT industry experience and has earned the Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and 2015.

Fang FangFang Fang (MGMT)

Fang Fang joins the College of Business & Economics as an Assistant Professor of Management. She received her Ph.D.  in Operations Management from the University of Miami. Her research focuses on managerial problems to support decision-making, and the generation of actionable insights in the areas of operations and supply chain management. Fang is a former winner of the Logi Romero-Simpson Graduate Student Outstanding Teaching Award.

Luna FuLuna Fu (CIS)

Luna Fu joins the College as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. She received her Ph.D. from Old Dominion University and previously taught at Stockton University in New Jersey. Fu’s knowledge reaches many areas including information literacy and research, telecommunications and networks, Internet applications, database management, and programming with Java.

Tatiana GershbergTatiana Gershberg (ACCT)

Tatiana Gershberg joins the College of Business and Economics as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. She holds a Masters in Economics from SMU and her Ph.D. degree from Rutgers University with a focus in Accounting Information Systems. Tatiana took part in several projects working with large enterprises and taught a number of courses at Rutgers University. Her primary research interests are in accounting, audit and Information Technology.


Daniel LeeDaniel Lee (FIN)

Daniel Lee joins the College as an Associate Professor of Finance and Law. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley. He was previously an Associate Professor at Cal State Fullerton. He has been involved in several multi-million dollar projects in real estate developments, investments and financing, corporate financing, and investment banking services in many countries. His research interests are in real estate investment and finance, appraisal, housing economics, and mortgage markets.

Bo LiBo Li (MGMT)

Bo Li joins the College as an Assistant Professor of Management. He received his Ph.D. degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the University of Toledo in Ohio. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Ashland University. His research interests include global supply chain management, supply chain innovations, and technology and risk management in supply chains. His articles have been published in the International Journal of Business Excellence and American Journal of Operations Research.

Audrie NaAudrie Na (FIN)

Audrie Na joins the College as an Assistant Professor of Finance. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from Korea University. Her research interest includes investments, empirical asset pricing, behavioral finance, and corporate social responsibility. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics. She was a recipient of the CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Capital Markets Research Award and was a semifinalist for the Financial Management Association Best Paper Award.

Porschia NkansaPorschia Nkansa (ACCT)

Porschia Nkansa joins the College as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. She earned her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Memphis. Her research interests are auditor judgment, decision-making, and corporate governance (internal auditing and regulation). Porschia has taught financial accounting and auditing courses to undergraduate and graduate students. She is a CPA with professional experience working for a government agency, Big Four public accounting firm, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Nicholas PendarvisNicholas Pendarvis (MKT)

Nicholas Pendarvis received his Ph.D. in Marketing and an International MBA from the University of South Carolina. He studied Portuguese and Latin American business culture in Brazil. His research draws on sociological and cultural theories to generate insight on consumer behavior. His work primarily concerns the negotiation and cultural production of meaning in the context of consumption communities, collective framing processes, consumer movements, and social change processes within the marketplace.

Christine SunChristine Sun (ACCT)

Christine Sun received her Ph.D. in Accounting from Drexel University, LeBow College of Business. Her research interests lie in the interface between corporate governance and financial reporting, the effects of internal and external audit on financial reporting; and the role of accounting information in capital market. Her research projects have been presented at AAA Annual Meeting, AAA Audit Section Midyear Meeting, and AAA Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting. Christine is a member of AAA and IMA.

Maryam TofighiMaryam Tofighi (MKT)

Maryam Tofighi joins the College as an Assistant Professor of Marketing. Maryam earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from Concordia University, Canada. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of marketing analytics, research, sustainability and social responsibility in marketing, along with retailing and merchandising, consumer behavior, and brand management. Prior to joining academia, she worked for two years in the sales and marketing departments of multiple companies in IT consulting and consumer packaged goods industry.

Shikha UpadhyayShikha Upadhyaya (MKT)

Shikha Upadhyaya earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Wyoming and joins the College of Business & Economics as an Assistant Professor of Marketing. Her research focuses on the multidimensional experiences of disadvantaged consumers in various consumption, marketplace settings and the implications with specific interest in the areas of sustainability, public policy, and social marketing. Shikha has held a range of marketing and business development roles at leading consumer and non-profit organizations.