Dean Gropper Presents

Join Dan Gropper, Dean of the FAU College of Business, as he introduces the college's faculty members, research, programming, innovations, and much more. Follow Dean Gropper on Twitter at @FAUbusinessdean.

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Siri Terjesen, PhD, joins the Department of Management Programs at FAU as a full professor and Dean's Distinguished Research Fellow. Prior to joining the Florida Atlantic University College of Business, Terjesen held a similar position at American University in Washington D.C. She also has an on-going joint faculty appointment with the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. Additionally, while completing her master's degree in economics from the Norwegian School, Terjesen earned the distinction of being a Fulbright Scholar. Terjesen is a prolific scholar whose research has examined various aspects of entrepreneurship and international business. Her work has been cited more than 8,500 times and she has published more than 65 refereed journal articles as well as several cases and book chapters. Her research has appeared in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Journal of Operations Management, and many more. She's also a co-author of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor's Social Entrepreneurship Report which examines entrepreneurial activity around the world. As a professor, Terjesen has been recognized for her outstanding work in the classroom by both student organizations and national teaching associations.


Amir Javadinia, Ph.D., is a new assistant professor in the Marketing Department at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business. Professor Javadinia recently earned his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of South Carolina and his research uses big data to investigate issues in marketing strategy, especially at the intersection of marketing and finance. Using data from the automobile industry, Professor Javadinia's research examined the effects of product recalls on firm financial performance and market reactions. He also has work under review that is exploring the impact of marketing efforts on online crowdfunding success.


Bryan Caplan, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center and a Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He specializes in public economics, public choice theory, psychology in economics, and the economics of the family. Caplan's book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, was named the best political book of the year (2007) by the New York Times. In his new work, Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, Caplan makes a bold case for unrestricted immigration. (Pictured left to right in episode artwork: FAU Business Dean - Dan Gropper, Guest - Bryan Caplan, FAU Asst. Professor - William Luther)


Milad Baghersad earned his Ph.D. in Business Information Technology from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Florida Atlantic University, Professor Baghersad was a visiting faculty member at Cleveland State University. His primary research interests include supply chain disruptions and disaster operations management. Professor Baghersad has published papers in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals like Decision Sciences Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, and Transportation Research Part E. Professor Baghersad is joining the Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) at FAU Business.


Lakshman Chandrashekhar earned his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2003. He brings a wealth of experience from having taught all over the world in locales such as China, Finland, France, India and across the United States. Professor Chandrashekhar has also published extensively. He's written three books and more than thirty refereed journal articles. Professor Chandrashekhar is joining the International Business faculty in the Department of Management Programs at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business.


Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes "The Americas," a weekly column on politics, economics and business in Latin America and Canada that appears every Monday in The Wall Street Journal. Ms. O'Grady joined The Wall Street Journal in August 1995 and became a senior editorial page writer in December 1999. She was appointed an editorial board member in November 2005. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Indianapolis-based Liberty Fund. In 2012 Ms. O’Grady won the Walter Judd Freedom Award from The Fund for American Studies. In 2009 Ms. O'Grady received the Thomas Jefferson Award from The Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 2005 Ms. O'Grady won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism awarded by the International Policy Network for her articles on the World Bank, the underground economy in Brazil and the bad economic advice the U.S. often gives to Latin American countries. In 1997 Ms. O'Grady won the Inter American Press Association's Daily Gleaner Award for editorial commentary. Ms. O'Grady received a bachelor's degree in English from Assumption College and an M.B.A. in financial management from Pace University.


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