Class of 2015: Foster School welcomes promising new faculty

Farh Crystal 030.webCrystal Farh
Assistant Professor of Management & Organization

Education & Experience
PhD (organizational behavior), University of Maryland, 2012
Assistant Professor of Management, Michigan State University, 2012-2015
Office of Naval Research Grant on diversity and team decision-making, 2015
Wallace Dissertation Research Award, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2014
Frank T. Paine Doctoral Award for Academic Achievement, University of Maryland, 2011
Best International Paper Award, OB Division of the Academy of Management, 2010
Outstanding Reviewer Award, OB Division of the Academy of Management, 2009

Expertise
Leadership and teams in dynamic contexts; employee proactivity, voice and creativity; individual cross-cultural effectiveness

Extracurricular
Avid singer and lover of seafood and hiking



Abhinav GuptaAbhinav Gupta
Assistant Professor of Management & Organization

Education & Experience
PhD (management), Pennsylvania State University, 2015
Research published in top-tier journals Administrative Science Quarterly and Strategic Management Journal

Expertise
Political ideologies of corporations and executives; institutional change; social activism

Extracurricular
Enjoys walking and hiking



Hyeunjung Elina Hwang.webHyeunjung (Elina) Hwang
Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management

Education & Experience
PhD (industrial administration), Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
Formerly worked for Women’s World Banking, Samsung Securities, 2e Consulting and IT Research & Evaluation

Expertise
Social networks; business analytics; open innovation; organizational learning

Extracurricular
Enjoys running and strength training



Sarah Shaikh

Sarah Shaikh
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Education & Experience
PhD (accounting), University of Arizona, 2015
Is a CPA and CMA
Worked for John Deere in budgeting, forecasting and internal audit, 2005-2009

Expertise
Management incentives and decision-making; corporate governance; financial reporting quality

Extracurricular
Enjoys running, volunteering, reading and traveling



shunko-masha-1039.webMasha Shunko
Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Education & Experience
PhD (manufacturing and operations management), Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
Assistant Professor of Management, Purdue University, 2011-2015
Salgo-Noren Outstanding Master’s Teacher Award, Purdue University, 2014
POM SCM Best Student Paper Competition (Carnegie Mellon), first prize, 2009
Consulting and research with Caterpillar, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Emergency Medical Services of Marion County, Indiana, Mayo Clinic
Worked for Deloitte in her native Estonia, providing audit and consulting services to manufacturing and banking clients in Estonia, Latvia, Belarus and Russia

Expertise
Tax-efficient supply chain management; healthcare operations; behavioral operations management

Extracurricular
Loves anything outdoors, including hiking, biking and running, most recently competing in adventure “mud” races

Learn more about Masha Shunko.