Class of 2016: Foster School welcomes seven promising new faculty members

Ed-deHaan-portraitEd deHaan
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Education & Experience
PhD (accounting), University of Washington Foster School of Business, 2013
Assistant Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 2013-2016
MSx Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award, Stanford GSB, 2016 (2014)
Shanahan Faculty Fellow, Stanford University GSB, 2014-15
PhD Teaching Award, UW Foster School, 2011

Certified Public Accountant (inactive), California, 2004
Worked in audit and consulting, KPMG, 2004-2008

Published in leading accounting journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research
Ad hoc referee, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting

Investor relations, voluntary disclosures, SEC enforcement, governance, market intermediaries

Has traveled (for work and pleasure) to more than 40 countries, most recently China, South Africa, Vietnam, and India

Learn more about Ed deHaan.

Stephanie-GrantStephanie Grant
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Education & Experience
PhD (accounting), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
Excellence Ranking by Students, University of Illinois, 2012
Business/Accounting Department Chair and Instructor, Kaplan University, 2009-2011
Audit Senior Associate, Deloitte and Touche LLP, 2008-2009
Intern, Audit and Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 2006-2007

Financial accounting, judgment and decision-making, investor responses to voluntary firm disclosures, management choices regarding content and format of firm disclosures

Enjoys running, scuba diving, playing tennis, and weightlifting

Simha-MummalaneniSimha Mummalaneni
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Education & Experience
PhD (marketing), Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, 2016
Dissertation explores how affirmative action programs affect online procurement markets

Competitive strategy, digital marketing, auctions, political marketing, structural modeling

In high school, competed in tennis and National Academic Quiz Tournaments; has volunteered for a number of political campaigns; once judged an Iron Chef competition at his college dining hall

Dan-OlsonDaniel Olson
Assistant Professor of Management

Education & Experience
PhD (strategic management and entrepreneurship), University of Maryland, 2016
Dissertation on “Wages, Mobility, Competitive Positioning, and the Interaction between Competitive and Social Processes”
Senior Associate in corporate group, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Salt Lake City), 2005, 2007-2010
Associate in capital markets group, Morrison & Foerster LLP (New York City), 2005-2007
Associate in business department, Jenkens & Gilchrist, PC (Austin), 2004-2005
Admitted to the State Bars of Texas (2004), New York (2007) and Utah (2008)
ACAC Best Paper Award, 2015
Wharton People Analytics Conference Research Paper Competition, finalist (2015)
Reviewer for Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management’s BPS, OMT and ENT divisions

Employee entrepreneurship, employee mobility, labor market strategy, social comparison, corporate law

Has a JD from Harvard Law School (2004) and a BA in philosophy from Brigham Young University (2000); was articles editor at the Harvard International Law Journal, associate editor of Aporia: Student Journal of Philosophy and assistant editor of Epoche: A Journal for the History of Philosophy at BYU; a native New Yorker and diehard Yankees fan, he nevertheless has a soft spot in his heart for the Mariners and Ken Griffey, Jr.

Kira-Schabram-portraitKira Schabram
Assistant Professor of Management

Education & Experience
PhD (business administration), University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business, 2016
Dissertation examines the impacts of a professional “calling” on career, compassion and creativity
Academy of Management MSR Interest Group Most Promising Dissertation Award finalist, 2015
Paul Chwelos Memorial Award for Outstanding Potential for Teaching Excellence, UBC, 2015
Uma Sharma Graduate Award for Research Quality and Imaginativeness, 2010
Recipient of a $105K Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2010
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Journal, Society & Animals Journal

Meaningful work/callings, “dark side” behaviors (deviance, infringement, ostracism), morality at work, trust, dirty work, animals and society

Grew up in Germany but lived around the world; speaks German, English, French, Afrikaans and is fluent in Latin and American Sign Language (her sister is deaf); a passionate advocate for animal welfare, has worked, volunteered and consulted in wildlife rescue, cattle ranching and domesticated animal shelters; was awarded 2016 British Columbia SPCA Volunteer of the Year Award.

Lea-SternLéa Stern
Assistant Professor of Finance

Education & Experience
PhD (finance), Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, 2016
Credit analyst, Bombardier Aerospace, 2006-2007
Outstanding Paper Award, International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2012
Wharton-WRDS Award for Best Paper on Empirical Finance, WFA meetings, 2011
Bank of Canada Best Paper Award, Northern Finance Association Conference, 2010
Women in Finance Association Award of Excellence, 2009
National Bank of Canada Award of Excellence, 2008
Standard Life-Edouard Montpetit Award of Excellence, 2008

Empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, directors and officers insurance, private equity, machine learning

Educated in France and Montreal; a French wine and healthy cuisine enthusiast who can’t wait to resume practice of Aikido in Seattle

Yao-ZengYao Zeng
Assistant Professor of Finance

Education & Experience
PhD (Economics), Harvard University, 2016
USC Marshall Trefftzs Award for Best Student Paper, WFA, 2016
Best Finance Theory Job Market Paper, Finance Theory Group, 2016
Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, WFA, 2016
Yihong Xia Best Paper Award, China International Conference in Finance, 2015
Chiles Foundation Fellowship, Harvard University, 2015
Derek Bok Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, Harvard University, 2014, 2015
Distinguished Student of the Nation, Chinese Ministry of Education, 2007
Ad hoc reviewer, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Management Science, Finance Research Letters, Economics of Transition

Financial economics, financial intermediation and markets, corporate and entrepreneurial finance

Champion of the Chinese National College Mathematical Modeling Competition in 2005 and the Chinese National Olympiad in Mathematics in 2002; plays acoustic guitar and piano; avid in cartography and Chinese calligraphy

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