Endowed Professorships

The Paul R. Anderson Professor of is named in honor of Temple’s fifth president, who served the university from 1967 to 1973.


Current Recipient: Subodha Kumar

Subodha Kumar has joint appointments in Information Systems and Statistical Science. He also serves as the director of Center for Data Analytics His research and teaching interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, Fintech, supply chain analytics, healthcare analytics, social media analytics, retail analytics, digital marketing, cybersecurity, econometric and analytical modeling, software management, project management, scheduling, combinatorial optimization, and data mining, among others. He has published several papers in reputed journals and refereed conferences. In addition, he has authored a book, and co-authored 2 book chapters, 2 Harvard Business School cases, and 4 Ivey Business School cases. He also has a patent.

Kumar studied at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned his PhD and MBA. He also received a Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri, both in India.

This distinguished professorship in risk management and insurance is funded by an endowment created in 1966 by friends of Joseph E. Boettner. The endowment also provides student scholarships and helped establish an MBA concentration in this area. A chartered life insurance underwriter, Boettner gained widespread recognition as a specialist in estate planning. As president of the Philadelphia Life Insurance Company and director of several firms in the Greater Philadelphia region, he was highly regarded as a perceptive, imaginative, honest, and unselfish leader. He was an honorary member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honors society.


Current Recipient: Martin Grace

Dr. Martin F. Grace joins the Fox School as the Harry A. Cochran Professor of Risk Management and Insurance.

Most recently, Dr. Grace was a Regents’ Professor, held a named professorship, and served as the interim chair of Georgia State University’s Risk Management and Insurance department. He is the former president of the Risk Theory Society, and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance.

His research interests include tort reform, catastrophe financing, and industrial organization, regulation, and taxation of the insurance industry. Over his career, he has published more than 70 professional and scholarly research papers and book chapters, and has consulted with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, various state regulators, and industry associations. He has also testified before the U.S. Congress on the future of insurance regulation as part of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Dr. Grace earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Florida, where he also attained his JD and his Master of Arts degree in Economics. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

This distinguished professorship honors Charles E. Beury, who served as president of Temple University from 1926-1941 and on Temple’s Board of Trustees prior to his appointment. Nicknamed “Beury the Builder,” his presidency coincided with an explosion of building projects that physically expanded Temple’s campus as well as a business-minded approach that sought greater efficiency and organization within Temple University. For Beury’s efforts, Temple University impressively grew in students, faculty, accredited programs, and state funding by the time he stepped down as president.


Current Recipient: In-Sue Oh, PhD

 

Established in 1985 by the Temple University Board of Trustees, Carnell professorships recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves in research, scholarship, the creative arts, and teaching. They honor Temple University’s first dean, Laura H. Carnell, who worked alongside founder Russell H. Conwell from 1893 until his death in 1925, most of that time as Temple’s chief administrator. Known for her tremendous energy, dedication and compassion, she was a prudent manager and innovative leader who helped thousands of students make a better life for themselves and their families.


Current Recipient: J. Jay Choi, PhD

 

Current Recipient: Arvind Parkhe, PhD

 

This endowed professorship, which recognizes excellence in research while honoring well-known Philadelphia publisher and philanthropist Cyrus H.K. Curtis, founder of the Curtis Publishing Co. As president of Curtis-Martin Newspapers, Curtis oversaw several nationally recognized publications, such as Ladies’ Home Journal and the New York Evening Post. In addition to publishing, Curtis held directorships at the First National Bank of Philadelphia and Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. He was known for his charitable donations to medical, cultural, and educational institutions, including Temple University.


Current Recipient: Sanat K Sarkar, PhD

 

This distinguished chair honors Jerome Fox, a World War II veteran, a certified public accountant and the founder of the former Philadelphia accounting firm Gelrod Fox & Company. Established by Saul A. Fox in his father’s memory, this chair is to be held by high-level practitioners of accounting, taxation, and financial strategy, who hold the same zeal for these areas of academic focus as Fox did.


Current Recipient: David E. Jones, DM

 

This distinguished professorship honors Dr. Charles E. Gilliland, Jr., who served as dean of Temple’s School of Business Administration in 1960 and as a professor of finance from 1965-68. Dr. Gilliland played an important role in shaping both undergraduate and graduate programs in the school, particularly in research and communication, and was active in helping to create business administration programs in third-world countries. He also played a vital role in the development and building of Speakman Hall, which opened in 1966. Upon stepping down as Dean, Dr. Gilliland participated in an educational project in Pakistan sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development.


Current Recipient: Xueming Luo, PhD

 

The Millard E. Gladfelter Professor of Statistics and Data Science is named in honor of Temple’s fourth president, who served the university from 1959 to 1967.


Current Recipient: Edo Airoldi, PhD

This distinguished professorship honors Robert L. Johnson, president of Temple University from 1941-1959. Originally known for co-founding Time magazine, where he acted as vice-president and advertising director, Johnson saw Temple University through the tumult of World War II. With the help of his leadership, business acumen, and personable character, Temple University became a staple of the Philadelphia community. Johnson personally championed research funding efforts for the faculty and made it his mission to connect with students on an individual basis.


Current Recipient: Joydeep Srivastava, PhD

The Merves Chair in Accounting and Information Technology is endowed by alumnus Stanley Merves (BS ’51), CPA. Merves was founder and senior partner of Merves & Company. His successful business career included positions at Price Waterhouse, the IRS, The Franklin Mint, and partnerships in several investment and technology firms. He played leading roles in professional, civic and charitable associations, and his philanthropy extended well beyond the greater Philadelphia region. He was a member of the Temple University Accounting Alumni Hall of Fame and recipient of the 1999 Musser Award for Alumni Achievement. Mr. Merves received Temple University’s Conwell Society Award in 2002.


Current Recipient: Rajiv D. Banker, PhD

This distinguished professorship honors Frank M. Speakman, instructor of insurance and business economics at Temple University, from 1913-1916. A well-known and well-respected certified public accountant and consulting actuary, Mr. Speakman bequeathed a significant portion of his estate to Temple upon hearing former University president Robert Johnson’s speech, titled, “The Case for Temple University,” in the hope of assisting the University expand its reach in the North Philadelphia community. The generosity of this Philadelphia businessman–for whom the former home to Temple’s School of Business Administration is named–underlined a lifetime and a legacy of service.


Current Recipient: Shreeram “Ram” Mudambi, PhD

The Milton F. Stauffer Professorship was established by the Temple University Board of Trustees in 2011 to attract and retain outstanding faculty in the Fox School while supporting research excellence. Milton Stauffer was a business instructor who became the founding dean of the School of Commerce in 1918. Under his leadership, Temple established its first robust business curriculum.


Current Recipient: Jason Bennett Thatcher, PhD

The Marvin Wachman Professor of Finance is named in honor of Temple’s sixth president, who served the university from 1973 to 1982. During his time as president, President Wachman started both the Temple Japan and Center City campuses.


Current Recipient: Gurdip Bakshi, PhD

 

Established by AF Lieutenant Colonel and Fox School alumna (BS ’31, MBA ’50) Dorothy S. Washburn, the Washburn Chair in Marketing enhances the quality of teaching and scholarship at The Fox School. Her bequest evokes memories of a remarkable individual whose outstanding military service was matched by her civic leadership and volunteerism. She held management, logistics, and procurement positions in several branches of the military, receiving four outstanding service awards from the Army and five from the Air Force. She served her alma mater as a member of the Board of Managers of the Business School and the Board of the General Alumni Association.

The Stanley and Franny Wang Professorship supports excellence in business and management education. This endowed chair position was named by Stanley, MBA ’72, and Franny Wang, MBA ’72, with the belief that supporting impactful educators provides quality education for dynamic students and a better, more educated world. Stanley Wang is the founder, president and CEO of Pantronix Corporation.

This endowed professorship in accounting honors former Fox School of Business Dean Seymour Wolfbein. During Wolfbein’s deanship from 1967-1979, he improved the research capacity of the school by establishing institutes for social insurance, social economics, urban studies, economic organizations, and international development. The number of full-time, tenure-track faculty increased nearly fourfold under his leadership. Previously, Wolfbein served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Presidents Kennedy, and Johnson, and the Deputy Manpower Administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor.


Current Recipient: Lawrence Brown, PhD

Senior Research Fellows

NameDepartmentFellowship
Ronald AndersonFinanceHoward Gittis Senior Research Fellow
Steve BalsamAccountingStanley Merves Senior Research Fellow
Sudipta BasuAccountingRobert Livingston Johnson Senior Research Fellow
Anthony DiBenedettoMarketing and Supply Chain ManagementDorothy S. Washburn Senior Research Fellow
Elyas ElyasianiFinanceHarry Cochran Senior Research Fellow
Elizabeth GordonAccountingStanley Merves Senior Research Fellow
Jayanthi KrishnanAccountingStanley Merves Senior Research Fellow
Jagannathan KrishnanAccountingStanley Merves Senior Research Fellow
Munir MandviwallaManagement Information SystemsMilton Stauffer Senior Research Fellow
Connie MaoFinanceSeymour Wolfbein Senior Research Fellow
Lalitha NaveenFinanceHarry Cochran Senior Research Fellow
Donald RubinStatistical ScienceMurray Shusterman Senior Research Fellow
Cheng Yong TangStatistical ScienceCyrus C.K. Curtis Senior Research Fellow
Sunil WattalManagement Information SystemsHarold Schaefer Senior Research Fellow

Research Fellows

NameDepartmentFellowship
Xue BaiMarketing and Supply Chain ManagementMilton F. Stauffer Research Fellow
Jeffrey BolesLegal StudiesMurray Shusterman Research Fellow
Dmitri ByzalovAccountingStanley Merves Research Fellow
Yuexiao DongStatistical ScienceCharles Gilliland Research Fellow
Leora EisenstadtLegal StudiesMurray Shusterman Research Fellow
Crystal HaroldHuman Resource ManagementPaul R. Anderson Research Fellow
Brian HoltzHuman Resource ManagementPeter Liacouras Research Fellow
Yan LiFinanceRobert Livingston Johnson Research Fellow
Min-Seok PangManagement Information SystemsMilton Stauffer Research Fellow
Oleg RytchkovFinanceFrank M. Speakman Research Fellow
Vinod VenkatramanMarketing and Supply Chain ManagementDorothy S. Washburn Research Fellow
Ryan VogelHuman Resource ManagementDavid Adamany Research Fellow
Zhigen ZhaoStatistical ScienceCharles Ezra Beury Research Fellow

Research Honor Roll

The Fox School recognizes top research faculty with our annual Research Honor Roll. Criteria for the Research Honor Roll are based on a qualitative point system given to faculty for their publication in top academic and industry journals. The Fox School is pleased that the number of Research Honor Roll recipients has been steadily increasing as our faculty is continuing to produce high-quality research studies.

2021

  • Edoardo Airoldi, Statistical Science
  • Xue Bai, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Subodha Kumar, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Xiang (Robert) Li, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Xueming Luo, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Shreeram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • Min-Seok Pang, Management Information Systems
  • Cheng Yong Tang, Statistical Science
  • Jason Thatcher, Management Information Systems
  • Ryan Vogel, Human Resource Management
  • Edoardo Airoldi, Statistical Science
  • Xue Bai, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Steven Balsam, Accounting
  • Leora Eisenstadt, Legal Studies in Business
  • Daniel Funk, Sport & Recreation Management
  • Subodha Kumar, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Xueming Luo, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Donald Rubin, Statistical Science
  • Detmar Straub, Management Information Systems
  • Yang Yang, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2019

  • Rajiv Banker, Accounting
  • Sudipta Basu, Accounting
  • Benjamin Collier, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Subodha Kumar, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Xiang Li, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Lu Lu, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Xueming Luo, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Shreeram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • In-Sue Oh, Human Resource Management
  • Donald Rubin, Statistical Science
  • Detmar Straub, Management Information Systems
  • Yang Yang, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2018

  • Steven Balsam, Accounting
  • Jagan Krishnan, Accounting
  • Subodha Kumar, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Xiang (Robert) Li, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Xueming Luo, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Connie X. Mao, Finance
  • Thorsten Moenig, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Ram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • In-Sue Oh, Human Resource Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Cheng-Yong Tang, Statistics
  • Ryan Vogel, Human Resource Management
  • Yang Yang, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2017

  • In-Sue Oh, Human Resource Management
  • Yuexiao Dong, Statistical Science
  • Kevin Fandl, Legal Studies
  • Brian Holtz, Human Resource Management
  • Xueming Luo, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Sunil Wattal, Management Information Systems
  • Sudipta Basu, Accounting
  • Dmitri Byzalov, Accounting
  • Rajiv Banker, Accounting
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Daniel Funk, Sport and Recreation Management
  • Yang Yang, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2016

  • Rajiv Banker, Accounting
  • Sudipta Basu, Accounting
  • Dmitri Byzalov, Accounting
  • J.Jay Choi, Finance
  • Brian Holtz, Human Resource Management
  • Xi Li, Accounting
  • Xueming Luo, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • In-Sue Oh, Human Resource Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Daniel Funk, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Yang Yang, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2015

  • Rajiv Banker, Accounting
  • Jeff Boles, Legal Studies
  • Hua Chen, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Seok-Woo Kwon, Strategic Management
  • Nandini Lahiri, Strategic Management
  • Yan Li, Finance
  • Xueming Luo, Marketing
  • Ram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • In-Sue Oh, Human Resource Management
  • Min-Seok Pang, Management Information Systems
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Sanat Sarkar, Statistics
  • Pavel Savor, Finance
  • Cheng-Yong Tang, Statistics
  • Jeremy Jordan, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Yang Yang, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2014

  • Derek Avery, Human Resource Management
  • Rajiv Banker, Accounting
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing
  • Crystal Harold, Human Resource Management
  • Yan Li, Finance
  • Shreeram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • In-Sue Oh, Human Resource Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Youngjin Yoo, Management Information Systems
  • Zhigen Zhao, Statistics
  • Daniel Funk, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Ceridwyn King, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2013

  • Ronald Anderson, Finance
  • Derek Avery, Human Resource Management
  • Rajiv Banker, Accounting
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing
  • Eric Eisenstein, Marketing
  • Elyas Elysiani, Finance
  • Steve Johnson, Management Information Systems
  • Jayanthi Krishnan, Accounting
  • In-Sue Oh, Human Resource Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Mitrabarun Sakar, Strategic Management
  • Youngjin Yoo, Management Information Systems

2012

  • Derek Avery, Human Resource Management
  • Rajiv Banker, Accounting
  • Pei-Yu Chen, Management Information Systems
  • Anthony DiBenedetto, Marketing
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing
  • Eric Eisenstein, Marketing
  • Masaaki Kotabe, Strategic Management
  • Shreeram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Daniel Fesenmaier, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Daniel Funk, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2011

  • Sudipta Basu, Accounting
  • Hua Chen, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • David Cummins, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Anthony DiBenedetto, Marketing
  • Elyas Elysiani, Finance
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Mitrabarun Sarkar, Strategic Management
  • Sanat Sarkar, Statistics
  • Younglin Yoo, Management Information Systems
  • Seoki Lee, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Sudipta Basu, Accounting
  • Anthony DiBenedetto, Marketing
  • Elyas Elysiani, Finance
  • Robert Giacalone, Human Resource Management
  • Shreeram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • Mitrabarun Sarkar, Strategic Management
  • Sanat Sarkar, Statistics
  • Daniel Fesenmaier, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Seoki Lee, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Daniel Fesemaier, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Achievements in Sponsored Projects

2021

  • Samuel Rosen, Finance
  • Ryan Vogel, Human Resource Management

2020

  • Edoardo Airoldi, Statistical Science
  • Randy Dumm, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Kevin Fandl, Legal Studies in Business
  • Daniel Funk, Sport & Recreation Management
  • Vishesh Karwa, Statistical Science
  • Donald Rubin, Statistical Science
  • Anthony Vance, Management Information Systems

2019

  • Edoardo Airoldi, Statistical Science
  • Daniel Funk, Sport and Recreational Management
  • Ceridwyn King, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Munir Mandviwalla, Management Information Systems

2018

  • Shira Cohen, Accounting
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Randy Dumm, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Ram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Crystal Reeck, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Cheng Yong Tang, Statistical Science
  • Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Zhigen Zhao, Statistics
  • Jacqueline Zinn, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management

2017

  • Shira Cohen, Accounting
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Crystal Reeck, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Sanat Sarkar, Statistical Science
  • Cheng Yong Tang, Statistical Science
  • Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Zhigen Zhao, Statistics
  • Jacqueline Zinn, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management

2016

  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Crystal Reeck, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Sanat Sarkar, Statistical Science
  • Cheng Yong Tang, Statistical Science
  • Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Zhigen Zhao, Statistics

2015

  • David Cummins, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Sanat Sarkar, Statistics
  • Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Sunil Wattal, Management Information Systems
  • Sheryl Winston-Smith, Strategic Management
  • Youngjin Yoo, Management Information Systems
  • Zhigen Zhao, Statistics

2014

  • David Cummins, Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Yuexiao Dong, Statistics
  • Robert Krafty, Statistics
  • Sanat Sarkar, Statistics
  • Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Sunil Wattal, Management Information Systems
  • Sheryl Winston-Smith, Strategic Management
  • Youngjin Yoo, Management Information Systems
  • Zhigen Zhao, Statistics

2013

  • Hua Chen, Risk Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • David Cummins, Risk Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Angelika Dimoka, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Prof. Jaine Lucas, Strategic Management
  • Ram Mudambi, Strategic Management
  • Paul Pavlou, Management Information Systems
  • Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Sunil Wattal, Management Information Systems
  • Mary Weiss, Risk Insurance and Healthcare Management
  • Youngjin Yoo, Management Information Systems

Translational Research Awards

2021

  • Gary Blau, Human Resource Management
  • Daniel Goldberg, Human Resource Management
  • Theodore L. Hill, Strategic Management

2020

  • Gary Blau, Human Resource Management
  • Anthony Di Benedetto, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Cory Ng, Accounting

2019

  • Gary Blau, Human Resource Management
  • Sherry Jarrell, Finance
  • Anthony Petrucci III, Human Resources Management

2021

  • Bertrand Guillotin, Strategic Management
  • Sheri Lambert, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Neha Mittal, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

2020

  • Marilyn Anthony, Strategic Management
  • Bertrand Guillotin, Strategic Management
  • Crystal Reeck, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

2019

  • Bertrand Guillotin, Strategic Management
  • Munir Mandviwalla, Management Information Systems
  • Dennis Paris, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Sport & Recreation Management

2021

  • Taha Havakhor, Management Information Systems
  • Gareth Jones, Sport and Recreation Management
  • Crystal Reeck, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Jason Thatcher, Management Information Systems

2020

  • Thilo Kunkel, Sport and Recreation Management
  • Solon Moreira, Strategic Management

2019

  • Lynne Andersson, Human Resource Management
  • David Jones, Accounting
  • Robert Li, Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Cory Ng, Accounting
  • Guntram Werther, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

2021

  • William Bunting, Legal Studies in Business
  • Sam Hodge, Legal Studies in Business
  • Yang Yang, Tourism and Hospitality Management

2020

  • Sam Hodge, Legal Studies in Business
  • David Jones, Accounting
  • Shreeram Mudambi, Strategic Management

2019

  • Leora Eisenstadt, Legal Studies in Business
  • Kevin Fandl, Legal Studies in Business
  • Theodore L. Hill, Strategic Management