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Panagiotis (Panos) Adamopoulos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM)

Panagiotis (Panos) Adamopoulos completed his PhD in information systems at New York University in 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Adamopoulos held positions at the University of Minnesota as well as Relational SA and Toyota Hellas. Adamopoulos’s primary research interests include data science, machine learning, econometrics, and experimental research designs in the areas of personalization, mobile and social commerce, and online education.


Tetyana Balyuk, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance

Tetyana Balyuk completed her PhD in finance at the University of Toronto’s Joseph L. Rotman School of Management in 2017. Balyuk has held positions at the University of Toronto, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and Telenor Group Ukraine. Balyuk’s primary research interests are corporate finance, lending, fintech, banking, and household finance.


Ruomeng Cui, PhD
Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM)

Ruomeng Cui completed her PhD in operations management at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in 2014. Prior to coming to Emory, Cui held positions at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. Cui’s primary research interests include empirical operations management, supply chain management, information sharing, consumer behavior, social media, and government procurement. She has published articles in a number of leading journals, including Harvard Business Review, Management Science, and Production & Operations Management. Media reports on her research include National Public Radio and the Globe and Mail.


Christoph Herpfer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance

Christoph Herpfer completed his PhD in finance at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and the Swiss
Finance Institute in 2017. Herpfer has previously studied at the London School of Economics and held positions at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and Oliver Wyman. Herpfer’s primary research interests include corporate finance, banking, and law and finance.


Özgecan Koçak, PhD
Associate Professor of Organization & Management

Özgecan Koçak completed her PhD in organizational behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2003. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Koçak held positions at Columbia Business School and Sabanci University. Her research in the fields of organization theory, economic sociology, and strategy focus on market structures and meaning systems that shape organizational and individual behavior. Koçak’s articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Management Science and the American Journal of Sociology.


Daniel McCarthy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Daniel McCarthy completed his PhD in statistics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 2017. McCarthy is also the cofounder and chief statistician of Zodiac, a predictive customer analytics platform. McCarthy’s primary areas of research include Bayesian models, computational methods, customer lifetime value, and the marketing-finance interface. His articles have been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the American Statistical Association: Theory and Methods, Statistica Sinica, and the Annals of Applied Statistics. His work has also been featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Barron’s, CBS, Slate, Business Insider, and The Motley Fool.


Karen Sedatole, PhD
Professor of Accounting

Karen Sedatole completed her PhD in business administration at the University of Michigan in 2000. Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Sedatole was the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on the design and effectiveness of performance measurement and reward systems, the role of forecasting and budgetary systems within organizations, and control in interorganizational collaborations. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Management Accounting Research, and The Accounting Review. Sedatole is a two-time recipient of the American Accounting Association Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Research Award and currently serves as senior editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research.


Jianxin (Donny) Zhao, PhD
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Jianxin (Donny) Zhao completed his PhD in business administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. Before coming to Emory, Zhao held positions at the University of North Carolina. His primary research interests include debt markets, financial accounting, social networks, and corporate governance.


Renee Dye, PhD
Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management

Renee Dye completed her PhD in English at Emory University in 1994. Dye has previously held positions at Emory, McKinsey, and Navigant, and she is the founder of Stratitect, an independent consulting firm. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals and magazines, including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and The McKinsey Quarterly.


Karl Kuhnert, PhD
Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management

Karl Kuhnert completed his PhD in industrial and organizational psychology at Kansas State University in 1985. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Kuhnert was a professor at the University of Georgia, where his teaching and research interests include leadership development, organizational change, and decision-making artificial intelligence. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Management, and the Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

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