UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


New thought leaders


UNC Kenan-FlaglerThrough their research and teaching, UNC Kenan-Flagler professors make an impact on the lives of students and business people. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community.

Stephen Arbogast is a professor of the practice of finance and director of the Energy Center. He began his career with Exxon more than 30 years ago and has served in a variety of positions around the world. He started teaching in MBA programs in 1987 and has focused on international finance, project finance, ethics and the business of energy.

Yasser Boualam is an instructor in finance who is completing his PhD from Wharton. His research interests are macro-finance, financial institutions, financial fragility and crises and economic theory. He research examines bank lending and relationship capital, bank dynamics and credit market competition, understanding the behavior of distressed stocks and sovereign debt.

Olga Hawn is an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy and organization theory, business and society. She has examined environmental, social and corporate governance activities of the firm with a focus on the strategic impact of such activities in developed and emerging markets. Her interests also include international expansion of multinationals from emerging markets.

Pranav Jindal is an assistant professor of marketing. He studies quantitative marketing and empirical industrial organization with specific focus on pricing, product insurance, consumer beliefs and inter-temporal preferences. His teaching focuses on using quantitative and analytical tools to understand consumer behavior and derive managerial insights.

Shijie Lu is an assistant professor of marketing. His research interests include Internet marketing, advertising, competition, empirical industrial organization and Bayesian methods. His recent projects focus on understanding the issues in online advertising markets with advanced targeting technologies.

Patia McGrath is a lecturer in strategy and entrepreneurship who is completing her PhD at Wharton. Her research interests are corporate strategy, organizational learning, firm scope, corporate restructuring and firm innovation. Before she began her academic career, she worked at GE was global director of innovation and strategic connections, Credit Suisse First Boston, a business intelligence software startup and J.P. Morgan.

Allison Schlobohm is an instructor of management and corporate communication. She teaches public speaking and interpersonal communication. She researches the role of racial difference in contemporary U.S. public health programming. She examines the ways that societal assumptions about blackness and brownness affect the creation, dissemination and execution of HIV/AIDS prevention interventions.