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The 2019-20 academic year at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business brings 15 new full-time professors who will challenge our assumptions, further our global reach, and contribute meaningfully to the school’s mission of educating and preparing the world’s leaders for a future shaped by digital convergence.


Kate Ashley

Kate Ashley

Associate Teaching Professor, SCIM Group

Associate Teaching Professor Kate Ashley joins the Supply Chain and Information Management (SCIM) group. Ashley teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her work focuses on settings where both customers and firms optimize based on expectations about each other, and her research incorporates, game-theoretic models, structural estimation, and advanced analytics. With her background in consulting, she has provided expertise in supply chain and operations management to numerous start-ups seeking to develop their pricing strategies.


Shawn Bhimani

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, SCIM Group

Visiting Assistant Professor Shawn Bhimani infuses his many years of experience at Fortune 500 companies into his new role in the SCIM group. His research examines forced labor in corporate supply chains, human trafficking, and supply chain disruption. Bhimani’s sharp focus on preventing forced labor and on gaining insight into supply chain vulnerabilities relies on quantitative, game-theoretic analyses to both inform business leaders and to inspire best practices among them. His current research uses data-driven approaches to disrupt the agricultural labor trafficking supply chain.


Richard Herron

Richard Herron

Associate Teaching Professor, Finance Group

Associate Teaching Professor Richard Herron joins the Finance group with a background in mechanical and nuclear engineering.  His previous experience at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology brings a unique lens to his research in empirical corporate finance.


Mason Jenkins

Mason Jenkins

Visiting Assistant Professor, Marketing Group

Visiting Assistant Professor Mason Jenkins brings his knowledge and experience in psychology to the Marketing group. He researches consumer judgment and decision-making as they pertain to consumer memory and repurchasing behavior. Jenkins is a double husky with both a master’s degree and a doctorate in psychology from Northeastern University.


Yael Karlinsky-Shichor

Yael Karlinksky-Shichor

Assistant Professor, Marketing Group

Assistant Professor Yael Karlinsky-Shichor joins the Marketing group where she applies her information management experience to questions of decision-making. Karlinsky-Shichor’s award-winning research uses statistical models of actual B2B data to pinpoint the conditions under which machine-learning automation of typically human-led roles, like salespeople, could become more profitable for a company than the alternatives.


Apoo Koticha

Apoorva Koticha

Visiting Teaching Professor, Finance Group

Visiting Teaching Professor Apoorva Koticha brings 25 years of multi-faceted industry experience to the Finance group. His research focuses on portfolio management and trading, as well as derivatives. Koticha rose through the ranks of Citigroup on the sell side of the industry and later switched to the buy-side when he helped found the New York-based Archeus Capital Management hedge fund.  He also brings the benefits of his many years as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Harvard Management Company to his teaching of fixed income, basic and advanced portfolio management, and financial derivatives.


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Shun-Yang Lee

Assistant Professor, Marketing Group

Assistant Professor Shun-Yang Lee joins the Marketing group where he teaches courses on marketing analytics and programming with data. He employs those same data analytics to examine the intersection of marketing and technology. His experimental approach reveals actual and potential abuses of human behavior and sentiment through manipulation of data distributed throughout social media and online platforms.


Zhenyu Liao

Zhenyu Liao

Assistant Professor, MOD Group

Assistant Professor Zhenyu Liao joins the Management and Organizational Development (MOD) group. His work asks timely questions about how an organization can foster moralization in its employees in the digital age in order to stimulate productivity and creativity. Liao’s research seeks to bring issues of complicity in gender bias to light; ultimately, in order to reduce it. He also examines leadership types and proposes reparative models for abusive supervision.


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Weiling Liu

Assistant Professor, Finance Group

Assistant Professor Weiling Liu joins the Finance group. She researches financial intermediation, market frictions, and empirical asset pricing. Liu’s incisive work has linked the phenomenon of declining options in the long-term care insurance market to political incentives enjoyed by regulators during their election cycles.


Mohammad Moshref-Javadi

Mohammad Moshref-Javadi

Visiting Assistant Professor, SCIM group

Visiting Assistant Professor Mohammad Moshref-Javadi joins the SCIM Group. He brings the future of delivery systems to Northeastern’s scholarly community via his experience at Megacity Logistics Lab and MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics where he worked on autonomous vehicles. His research interests include the design of efficient customer-centric distribution systems, data-driven decision-making models, and optimization algorithm designs.


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Saptarshi Mukherjee

Visiting Assistant Professor, Finance group

Visiting Assistant Professor Saptarshi Mukherjee joins the Finance group. His primary research interests span macro-finance, financial intermediation, and household finance. These interests focus Mukherjee on finding methods to understand and appropriately estimate the impact of money supply shocks in developing economies where informal firms have significant influence.


Tareq Nasralah

Tareq Nasralah

Visiting Assistant Professor, SCIM group

Visiting Assistant Professor Tareq Nasralah joins the SCIM group. He uses his expertise in information systems to tackle one of the most urgent public health issues of our time—opioid addiction—by leveraging text analytics to automatically extract pertinent information from online user-generated content.


Bhawesh Sah

Bhawesh Sah

Visiting Assistant Professor, SCIM group

Visiting Assistant Professor Bhawesh Sah joins the SCIM group. He has his doctorate in industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His background in mechanical, industrial, and systems engineering has led to a wide area of study including drone logistics, Kanban Replenishment Process improvements, and supply chain optimization. His research interests include modeling drone systems, process improvement simulations, pharmaceutical supply chains, and machine learning.


Ali Sharifkhani

Ali Sharifkhani

Assistant Professor, Finance group

Assistant Professor Ali Sharifkhani joins the Finance group. His major research focus analyzes the connections between labor markets and financial markets. More recently, his work has examined a firm’s access to immigrant labor pools and offshore outsourcing as determinants of asset price dynamics. He brings industry experience through his past research positions with the International Monetary Fund, Neuberger Berman, and Freddie Mac.


Kuppuswamy Srikrishna

Visiting Teaching Professor, E&I Group

Visiting Teaching Professor Kuppuswamy Srikrishna joins the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) group. He refers to himself as a serial entrepreneur, with prior experience as an angel investor and interests in company culture and the trajectory of entrepreneurial businesses.  Srikrishna is also an avid writer with prolific blog posts documenting both important life events and personal and professional successes and failures, all with the purpose of teaching and learning. His writing has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Mint, Hindu Business Line, and YourStory.