FAU College of Business Faculty

One of the strongest attributes of the Florida Atlantic University Executive Ph.D. is the highly esteemed and experienced faculty.

The faculty members in the Executive Ph.D. Program are selected from the nearly 90 full-time faculty in the College of Business. Selection criteria include excellence in teaching, consulting, research, and publication.

What makes FAU College of Business faculty special?

They have earned doctoral degrees from the nation's most prestigious AACSB accredited universities, such as Harvard, Wharton School, Northwestern, MIT, Columbia, Chicago, NYU, and Michigan.

Consulted with Fortune 500 firms, small businesses, and government; published numerous texts and articles in leading academic business journals, such as: Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting Research, Financial Review, Financial Management, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Analyst Journal, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Public Opinion Quarterly, Columbia Journal of World Business, International Business Studies.

Published articles in the most widely recognized practitioner-oriented business and trade journals such as: Harvard Business Review, Journal of Accountancy, Business Horizons, Long Range Planning, Marketing News, American Demographics, The CPA Journal, Journal of Taxation, Financial Executive, Banker's Magazine, Bank Marketing, Productions and Inventory Management, The Financial Planner, The Personnel Administrator, The Development Journal.

 

FAU College of Business Executive Ph.D. Faculty

 

Ravi Behara

Anita Pennathur

Stone Fellow & O'Maley Distinguished Professor
Finance Department
Email: pennathu@fau.edu  

Research Interests: International Financial Market Integration, Developing Countries and Economic Development, Performance, Governance, Regulation of Multinational Institutions and Markets.

C.M. Sashi

C.M. Sashi

Professor
Marketing Department
Email: sashic@fau.edu  

Research Interests: International Relationships, Competitive Strategy, Social Media, Distribution Channels, B2B Markets

 

Cheryl Burke Jarvis

Cheryl Burke Jarvis

Chair & Phil Smith Professor of Free Enterprise
Marketing Department
Email: jarvisc@fau.edu 

Research Interests: Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Higher Education, Philanthropy

Chul Woo Yoo

Chul Woo Yoo

Associate Professor
ITOM Department
Email: yooc@fau.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Information Security, Business Analytics in Social Media, Consumer Behaviors in Electronic Commerce

 

David Javakhadze

David Javakhadze

Associate Professor
Finance Department
Email: djavakhadze@fau.edu  

Areas of Expertise: Finance

David Menachof

David Menachof

Associate Professor
ITOM Department
Email: dmenachof@fau.edu  

Areas of Expertise: Global Supply Chain Management with a focus on Supply Chain Security and Risk, Logistics and Transportation, Liner Shipping and Containerization, Business Process Improvement

 

Derrick Huang

Derrick Huang

Associate Professor
ITOM Department
Email: dhuang@fau.edu  

Areas of Expertise: Digital Transformation, Technology Strategy, Data Analytics, Healthcare Information Systems, Risk Management

Donald Neubaum

Donald Neubaum

DeSantis Distinguised Professor of Management/Entrepreneurship
Management Programs - Entrepreneurship
Email: dneubaum@fau.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Management, Entrepreneurship

 

Douglas Cumming

Douglas Cumming

Professor
Finance Department
Email: cummingd@fau.edu  

Area of Expertise: Financial Market Misconduct & Fraud, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Crowdfunding

Eric Chiang

Eric Chiang

Associate Professor
Economics Department
Email: chiang@fau.edu  

Research Interests: International Economics, Economics Education, Intellectual Property Rights

Areas of Expertise: Economics of Education, International Economics, Game Theory

 

James Wainberg

James Wainberg

Associate Professor
Economics Department
Email: jwainberg@fau.edu  

Research Interests: My research examines decision making in accounting and auditing contexts using behavioral decision theory. Specific interests include audit risk factors, regulatory inspections of audit firms, professional skepticism, and whistleblower reporting.

Julia Higgs

Julia Higgs

Professor
School of Accounting
Email: jhiggs@fau.edu  

Areas of Expertise: Auditing, Financial Accounting, Accounting and Cybersecurity Issues, Audit Committees, Risk Disclosures

 

Mark Kohlbeck

Mark Kohlbeck

Professor
School of Accounting
Email: mkohlbec@fau.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Financial Accounting, Fair Values, Intangible Assets, Audit Markets

Michael Harari

Michael Harari

Associate Professor
Management Programs - Leadership & Human Resources
Email: mharari@fau.edu  

Areas of Expertise: Performance Appraisal, Personality, Employability, Talent Acquisition

 

 

Milad Baghershad

Milad Baghersad

Assistant Professor
ITOM Department
Email: mbaghersad@fau.edu

Areas of Expertise: Supply Chain Management, Disaster Resilience, Business Analytics, Machine Learning

 

Ravi Behara

Ravi Behara

SBA Communications Professor
ITOM Department
Email: rbehara@fau.edu

Research Interests: Healthcare Services and Service Analytics

Area of Expertise: Information Technology and Operations Management

 

Rebel Cole

Rebel Cole

Lynn Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor of Finance
Finance Department
Email: coler@fau.edu  

Areas of Expertise:
Small Business Finance, Financial Institutions, Commercial Banking, Corporate Governance, Real Estate

Roland Kidwell

Roland Kidwell

Chairl, DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Management/Entreprenuership & Director, Adams Center for Entrepreneurship
Email: kidwellr@fau.edu   

Areas of Expertise: 
Family Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics

 

Scott Seavey

Scott Seavey

Assistant Professor
School of Accounting
Email: seaveys@fau.edu   

Areas of Expertise: 
Accounting

Steven Caudill

Steven Caudill

Chair & Kaye Family Professor
Finance Department
Email: scaudill@fau.edu   

Areas of Expertise: 
Economics

Research Interests: Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics

 

William Luther

William Luther

Assistant Professor
Economics Department
Email: wluther@fau.edu 

Areas of Expertise: Business Cycles, Economic Growth, Monetary Policy, Cryptocurrencies

 

 

 


 

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