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New faculty bring theory and practice

UNC Kenan-Flagler welcomes talented professors who have joined the School this academic year.


Stephen Glaeser headshotStephen Glaeser studies how innovative firms trade-off the benefits of communicating with investors against the costs of publicly revealing information about partially non-excludable innovations. He also is interested in how taxation affects real decisions and how imperfect information gives rise to agency conflicts. He teaches courses in managerial and financial accounting.


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Andrei Gonçalves’ research interests span topics in asset pricing, macro-finance and corporate finance. His current projects focus on understanding the ways in which corporate policies and asset prices interact, linking firm cash flows and fundamentals with their risks and discount rates. His teaching interests include topics in investments and corporate finance.


Eleni Simintzi headshotEleni Simintzi studies labor and finance, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her work crosses the borders between finance and labor economics and emphasizes the importance of labor market frictions in the corporate environment. Recent research revisits the heated debate on pay inequality through the lens of the firm and examines how within firm disparities affect firm and employee outcomes. She teaches courses in corporate finance.

Andreas Stathopoulos researches asset pricing and international finance with an emphasis on exchange rate determination, international risk sharing and portfolio choice. He teaches courses in investments, financial markets and macroeconomics.

Management and Corporate Communication

Melissa Hull headshotMelissa Hull Geil’s research interests include professional communication in academia, experiential learning and disability studies. She teaches courses in business writing and business and professional communication at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Stephanie Mahin headshotStephanie Mahin examines how organizations, for better or worse, use social media and social networks to mobilize stakeholder groups from purchase interest to protest. She teaches public relations, media relations and crisis communication.


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Markus Saba
is an experienced pharmaceutical senior executive with an expertise in global and health care marketing. He teaches courses in global healthcare and brand management. He leads the full-time MBA Program Healthcare Concentration and is executive director of the Center for the Business of Health at UNC Kenan-Flagler.


Mike Beeler headshotMike Beeler brings more than 20 years of industry experience in operations and supply chain management to UNC Kenan-Flagler. His teaching interests include operations, supply chain and project management. His teaching history began while serving as an instructor in the U.S. Navy during his nine years of active-duty service.

Chloe Kim Glaeser headshotChloe Kim Glaeser uses empirical methods to address challenges faced by omni-channel retailers. Her research interests include empirical operations, omni-channel retailing, data-driven decision making and consumer behavior. Her teaching interests are closely connected with her research: big data analytics, data-driven decision making, retail operations and operations management and logistics.

Sajad Modaresi uses analytical modeling and statistical and machine-learning tools to provide insights into operational decision problems and design implementable solutions. His research mainly focuses on data analytics in retail operations, online personalization, and data-driven approaches to decision-making under uncertainty. His teaching interests are business analytics, retail operations, data-driven decision-making and operations management.

Organizational Behavior

Elad Sherf headshotElad Sherf researches the causes and consequences of feeling fairly treated in the workplace and especially on why many supervisors fail to act fairly towards their subordinates. He also studies why employees frequently remain silent – instead of speaking up – about issues, ideas and concerns in the workplace. His teaching interests include organizational behavior, teams, leadership and organizational fairness/justice.

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Andrew Boysen headshotAndrew Boysen’s research focuses on technology competition and value-based strategy. His dissertation research looked at competition and indirect complementarity between substitute technologies. He uses formal modeling to develop theory, and large data sets to test new ideas. He teaches courses in technology strategy, business strategy and corporate strategy.

Alex Dickey headshotAlex Dickey brings almost 30 years of experience managing and growing consulting organizations and defining, developing and implementing innovative solutions for the world’s leading financial institutions to UNC Kenan-Flagler. He teaches consulting skills and frameworks and is a faculty advisor to the STAR Program.