FIU Business welcomed seven new faculty members across four academic departments for fall 2020, strengthening its position as a leader in business education and research.
Michael (Minye) Tang has joined the FIU Business as an assistant professor of accounting. Tang, who earned his PhD from the University of Rochester, was previously an assistant professor of accounting at New York University. His primary research interests include corporate disclosures, financial analysts, capital markets and financial reporting.
Joining the college as an assistant professor of global leadership and management is Kisha Jones, who was previously and assistant professor of psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. Jones, whose research focuses on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and how organizations can create and maintain work environments in which people from all backgrounds can succeed, earned her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chaitali (Tali) Kapadia also comes to FIU Business as an assistant professor of global leadership and management. Kapadia, who earned her PhD from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, was most recently an assistant professor of management at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on how the micro-dynamics of employees’ daily organizational lives influence motivation and creativity.
Sebastian Schuetz joins the college as an assistant professor of information systems and business analytics. Schuetz, who earned his PhD from City University of Hong Kong, was most recently an assistant professor of information systems at the University of Arkansas. His primary research area is the management of information security. Other research areas include enterprise software platforms, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.
Edward Duran joins FIU Business as an information systems and business analytics instructor. Previously, he was a special projects administrator with Miami-Dade County, where he supported the intersection between business operations and technology for numerous functions in the Department of Solid Waste Management. Duran earned his Master of Science in Information Systems from FIU Business.
Andrea Patrucco joins the college as an assistant professor of logistics. Patrucco, who earned his PhD from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, was most recently an assistant professor of project and supply chain management at The Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include supply chain management, strategic supply management, supplier relationship management, public procurement and organizational design.
Also joining FIU Business as an assistant professor of marketing and logistics is Ha Ta, who was most recently an assistant professor of Supply chain Management at Clarkson University. Ta’s research interests include service design, technology management (blockchain, AI), omni-channel retail and behavioral and relational issues. She earned her PhD from the University of Arkansas.