MEET THE NEW FACULTY
Business Administration hired six new faculty this year.
- JAMES D. HESS joins the marketing group as a full professor.
His areas of interest are pricing and distribution channels. He
has published in the leading scholarly journals in his field and
has published a book with North Holland entitled The Economics
of Organization. Professor Hess is the secretary/treasurer of
the TIMS College Marketing Advisory Board (1994-96). He earned
a doctorate in economics at MIT in 1975 and a double bachelor's
in economics and electrical engineering at Princeton in 1971.
- ANJU SETH joins the strategy and policy group as an
associate professor. Seth earned a Ph.D. at the University of
Michigan in 1988, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management
in Calcutta, in 1978, and a B.A. in psychology from the Indraprastha
College for Women at the University of Delhi in 1976.
- DOUGLAS R. JOHNSON joins the strategy and policy group
as an assistant professor. He earned a Ph.D. in business policy
and organization at UCLA (1994) and a bachelor's in economics
and mathematics from Wabash College. Research interests include
the intra-industry structure, competitive advantage, and intra-industry
dynamics. He has worked as a consultant and project manager at
- DON-JAE KIM joins the international business group
as an assistant professor. He earned a B.B.A. (1985) and an M.B.A.
(1987) at Seoul National University, and a doctorate from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1991. His interests include international
business strategy and technological innovation and diffusion.
- MATTHEW S. KRAATZ joins the organizational behavior
group as an assistant professor. He earned a doctorate (1993)
and a master's (1991) at Northwestern, and a bachelor's in psychology
(1989) at Illinois College.
- CAROL M. MOTLEY joins the marketing group as an assistant
professor. She earned a doctorate at the University of Georgia
('94), has an M.B.A. ('84) from Washington University, and a B.S.
('78) from Southern Illinois University. Motley also has six years
of business experience. Her research interests include retail
merchandising and strategy, and consumer response to advertising.
- MICHAEL G. PRATT joins the organizational group as
an assistant professor. He earned an M.A. (1988) and a Ph.D. (1994)
in psychology from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. (1988)
in psychology from the University of Dayton.
Finance has hired one associate professor and one adjunct lecturer.
- ELIJAH BREWER joined the department in February 1994
as an associate professor. Previously he was a senior economist
at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His areas of expertise
include financial intermediaries and risk management. Brewer earned
a Ph.D. in economics (1985) and an M.S. in financial management
(1976) from MIT and a B.A. in economics from Lawrence University.
- SCOTT S. PICKARD joined the finance department as an
adjunct lecturer this fall. He earned a B.S. ('72) and M.S. ('79)
in engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. ('82)
from the University of Michigan. Pickard is president and CEO
of ERES Consultants, Inc., a Champaign-based pavement engineering
consulting firm, and North Campus Venture, Inc.