Five Goizueta doctoral alumni recently became tenured professors, an achievement that showcases their dedication to academic pursuits. David Kryscynski 11PhD received tenure at Brigham Young University, where he is an associate professor of strategy in the department of management. Byoung-Hyoun Hwang 09PhD is now an associate professor of finance at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Maria Vulcheva 05MBA 11PhD is now an associate professor in the School of Accounting, College of Business at Florida International University. Jane Thayer 08PhD received tenure from the University of Virginia, where she is an associate professor of commerce and accounting, while Seoyoung Kim 09PhD, who was the first female finance doctoral student at Goizueta, is now an associate professor of finance and business analytics at Santa Clara University.

Achieving tenure is a major milestone for researchers.

“Universities award tenure to those faculty members who have made significant contributions to the academic environment and are expected to continue to do so for years to come,” said Kathryn Kadous, Schaefer Chaired Professor of Accounting at Goizueta. “We are proud of our excellent PhD graduates, and we are gratified that they are playing such an important role in the education of new generations of students.”