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New Faculty Appointments Announced at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

September 7, 2018

Toronto – Faculty appointments in five academic areas for the 2018/19 academic year were announced today at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The appointments help to strengthen the research and teaching activities at the Rotman School including its courses and programs in artificial intelligence.

Alberto Galasso, an associate professor of strategic management, has joined the Rotman School on a full-time basis after holding a cross-appointment to the School from the University of Toronto Mississauga since 2012. His research agenda focuses on the determinants of innovative activity, the management of innovation and the functioning of markets for technology.

Gillian Hadfield, a leading scholar and advocate for legal reform and redesign, has rejoined the University of Toronto as a professor of law. She will also be cross-appointed to the Rotman School as a professor of strategic management where she will teach a class on responsible development and governance of artificial intelligence. She previously was at the University of Southern California and was at the University of Toronto from 1995 to 2001.

Shannon Liu joins the Rotman School as an assistant professor of strategic management. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, social economics, and applied microeconomics.

Rachel Ruttan joins the Rotman School as an assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resource management. Previously she was an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Her PhD is from Northwestern University and her research interests include compassion and prosocial behaviour, values and moral judgement, motivation and emotion.

Jee-Eun Shin has been appointed as an assistant professor of accounting. She holds a PhD in accounting and management from Harvard Business School. Her main research interests are in managerial accounting: performance measurement, efficient contract design, internal control systems and issues that deal with executive compensation.

Peter Wittek will be an assistant professor of strategic management at the Rotman School. He holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore. He is the current academic director of the Quantum Program in the School’s Creative Destruction Lab, where he helps bridge the gap between research-grade results in the field and the commercialization of such technologies. He is also a Data Scientist in Residence at the School’s Management Data Lab.

Irene Yi has been appointed as an assistant professor of finance. She joins the Rotman School from Purdue University where she was a visiting assistant professor of finance. She holds a PhD from the University of Southern California and her research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, and labour and finance.

Additionally, four faculty members appointed to the University of Toronto Scarborough and the University of Toronto Mississauga have received cross-appointments at the Rotman School.

Olga Bountali is an assistant professor of operations management at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (ICCIT) and the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross appointment to the Rotman School’s Operations Management & Statistics Area. Her research interests include supply chain management, healthcare operations management, hospitality, and revenue management.

Andrew Steck joins the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross appointment to the Rotman School as an assistant professor of strategic management. He has a PhD in economics from Duke University and his research interests include industrial organization, energy economics and applied microeconomics.

Ron Shalev joins the University of Toronto Scarborough as an associate professor of accounting with a cross appointment to the Rotman School. Previously he was an assistant professor of accounting, taxation and law at New York University.

Marius Zoican joins the University of Toronto Mississauga with a cross appointment to the Rotman School as an assistant professor of finance. Previously he was an assistant professor at Université Paris Dauphine and his research interests include fin tech, market design and financial intermediation.

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