AS THE FALL TERM BEGINS THERE ARE MANY NEW FACES IN THE HALLS
OF COMMERCE WEST AND DAVID KINLEY HALL, FACULTY AS WELL AS STUDENTS.
FIFTEEN NEW FACULTY JOIN US THIS YEAR.
At the new-faculty orientation on August 23.
ANDREW D. CUCCIA joins the faculty as an assistant professor.
He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Florida (1990) and a bachelor's
at Loyola University in New Orleans. Cuccia is a specialist in
tax accounting. His research interest include the current structure
of tax practice and tax professional judgment. He has published
in many journals including Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting
Literature, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association.
Before coming to Illinois, Cuccia taught at Louisiana State University
He also spent four years at KPMG Peat Marwick.
THOMAS R. FINNEGAN is a lecturer. He has taught at the university
since earning his doctorate at the University of Illinois in 1993.
Other Illinois degrees include a J.D. ('84) and M.A.S. ('83).
He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 1980.
Finnegan teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting,
financial reporting, and accounting theory. In 1993 he won the
coveted Luckman Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest teaching
honor given across the Urbana campus. His research focuses on
accounting principles and tax accounting.
ANANDA R. GANGULY joins the accountancy department as an assistant
professor after completing a Ph.D. (1995) at the University of
Pittsburgh. His bachelor's (1985) is from the University of Calcutta.
Between his bachelor's and doctorate he spent several years in
the accounting profession. Ganguly teaches financial accounting,
auditing, and managerial/cost accounting. His research focuses
on behavioral decision theory and experimental economics.
AUDREY A. GRAMLING joins the department as assistant professor
after earning a doctorate at the University of Arizona in the
spring of 1995. She holds an M.S. (1990) from Georgia State University
and a B.B.A. (1989) from the University of Toledo. Her teaching
interests include external and internal auditing, and managerial
and financial accounting. Research interest include audit decision
making and problem solving in various aspects of auditing. She
had contributed two sections to the 1994 CMA Review Manual.
THOMAS LINSMEIJER joins the department as an assistant professor.
He earned a Ph.D. (1985) and M.B.A. (1980) at the University
of Wisconsin and a B.B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(1978). Before coming to Illinois, Linsmeier taught at the University
of Iowa. An award winning teacher, his area is financial accounting
THOMAS J. STERNBURG joins the faculty as a lecturer. Last year
he taught accounting as a visitor. He earned a Ph.D. (1993) at
Arizona State University and both and M.A.S. (1980) and a B.S.
(1979) from the University of Illinois. His teaching and research
area is tax accounting. Before returning to graduate school,
Sternburg spent several years in the profession.
CYNTHIS A. WILLIAMS joins the faculty as an assistant professor.
She earned a Ph.D. (1995) at Ohio State and a B.A. from North
Carolina AT&T State University (1990). She also spent one
year practicing accounting at Ernst & Young. Her teaching
interest include auditing and managerial accounting; her research
focuses on behavioral auditing.
GREGORY B. NORTHCRAFT joins the faculty as a full professor.
Prior to coming to Illinois he taught at the University of Arizona
for fourteen years. Northcraft earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in social
psychology at Stanford University in 1961. He holds a B.A. (1977)
in experimental psychology and philosophy from Oxford University,
and an A.B. (1975) in psychology from Dartmouth. During his prestigious
career, Professor Northcraft has earned many honors including
several research grants, teaching awards, and the Harlow Award
for Best Paper (1986) from the Academy of Management. He teaches
management and organizational behavior, behavioral aspects of
decision-making, and organizational theory. His research focuses
on management issues, and is widely published in the leading scholarly
journals in his field including Journal of Applied Psychology,
Academy of Management Journal, Social Justice Review, and Organizational
Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He recently published
a book (co-authored) entitled Organizational Behavior: A Management
Challenge. He has also contributed many chapters in books.
RUSSELL W. WRIGHT joins the faculty as an assistant professor.
He earned a Ph.D. in strategic management from the University
of Southern California (1992), a master's in organizational behavior
(1984), an a bachelor's in economics (1982) from Brigham Young
University. Before coming to Illinois she spent two years at
the Center d"Etudes et de Recherche de l"ESSEC. He
also worked as management consultant for Shell Oil for three years.
Wrigh teaches strategy and management. His research focuses
on industry studies, and he has published many chapters in books
and proceeding volumes, including "The effects of Tacitness
and Tangibility on the Diffusion of Knowledge-Based Resources"
in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (1994).
GEORGE DELTAS joins the economics department as an assistant professor.
He earned a Ph.D. (1995) and an M.A. in economics from Yale University
and a B.S. (1988) in economics from MIT. He is interested in
teaching courses in micro-economics, industrial organization,
econometrics, environmental economics, and law and economics.
His research focuses on applied microeconomics and industrial
KEVIN F. HALLOCK joins the faculty as an assistant professor.
He earned a Ph.D. (1995) and M.A. (1993) in economics from Princeton
University. He earned a B.A. (1991) in economics from the University
of Massachuetts_Amherst. Hallock attended graduate schools on
a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, a prestigious national award. His
areas of teaching and research are labor economics, corporate
finance, and applied econometrics. Among several forecoming publications
is an article in the American Economic Review.
TOM J KREBS joins the faculty as an assistant professor after
earning a doctorate (1995) and M. Phil. (1993) in economics from
Columbia University. He earned a bachelor's in physics at the
University of Hamburg in 1990. His teaching areas include macroeconomics,
economic theory, financial economics, statistical macroeconomics,
information and markets, and microeconomics. His research focuses
on indeterminacy in economic theory.
M. SHAHID EBRAHIM joins the finance department as a visiting assistant
professor. He holds a D.B.A. (1995) from Southern Illinois University
, an M.B.A. (1985) in quantitative analysis from the University
of Wisconsin, and M.S. (1982) in systems engineering from the
University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in electrical engineering
from the Indian Institute of Technology. He worked as a financial
planner for one year after receiving his M.B.A. Ebrahim's teaching
interest include investments, corporate finance, and international
finance. His research interests include corporate finance, financial
institutions, investment, international finance, public finance,
real estate, and taxation. He has published articles in the Journal
of Business Finance and Accounting and the Journal of Economic
Behavior and Organization.
NEIL D. PEARSON joins the faculty as an assistant professor.
He earned a Ph.D. in finance at MIT in 1990 and an B.A. in economics
from Princeton in 1991. Before coming to Illinois he was an assistant
professor at the University of Rochester. From 1994-95 he was
a visiting academic fellow at the Office of Economic Analysis,
U.S. Securities and Exchange commission. Pearson teaches courses
in options and futures, financial institutions, corporate finance,
and capital market theory. His research, which focuses on financial
markets, has been published in scholarly journals including Journal
of Finance and Journal of Economic Theory.
WILLIAM L. SCOTT joins the finance faculty as a full professor,
after eleven years at Illinois State University where he taught
finance and law and served as chairperson of that department from
1984-88. He has published in leading scholarly journals in his
field including the CPCU Journal, Journal of Economics and Finance,
Financial Review, Journal of Financial Research, and Journal of
Economics and Business. Scott earned a Ph.D. at the University
of Houston in 1971, an M.A. at Austin College in 1966, and a B.B.A.
at North Texas State University in 1964.