FIU Business welcomed seven new faculty members across four departments in the fall 2023 semester.
Yu Hu joined the Department of Finance as visiting assistant teaching professor. Hu received his PhD from FIU Business, and his research interests include asset pricing, institutional investors and investments. He was previously assistant professor of finance at Our Lady of the Lake University.
The Department of Global Leadership and Management welcomes Lindsay Larson and Yuhan Zhan, both as assistant professors. Larson, whose research focuses on leading and working in teams in the digital age, received her PhD from Northwestern University. Zhan received her PhD from Ohio State University and most recently was assistant professor of management at Western Kentucky University. Her research focuses on employee learning, applicant attraction, employee organizational bonds and workplace diversity.
Two faculty members have joined the Department of Marketing and Logistics, both as assistant professors of marketing.
S. Cem Bahadir’s research interests include value drivers and implications of brands in the context of M&As marketing information and investor attention, marketing strategy and brand performance relationship in emerging markets. Bahadir received his PhD from Emory University and most recently was associate professor of marketing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Umair Usman, joined the department after receiving his PhD from the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on consumers’ responses to new technologies in marketing, including blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and the metaverse. Usman is also interested in how emotions, especially fear and envy, affect consumers' decision-making.
The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics welcomed two new faculty members.
Arjun Kadian joined the department as assistant professor after receiving his PhD from the University of South Florida. His research interests include understanding consumer behavior on IT platforms and the impact of organizational initiatives on IT workers' performance, productivity and wages.
Jong Youl Lee joined the department as assistant professor after receiving his PhD from the University of Rochester. His research focuses on healthcare IT and analytics as well as user behavior on digital performance and IT’s impact on healthcare. He creates research using casual inference, applied econometrics, applied machine learning and game theory methodologies.