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New faculty added to U of T’s Rotman School of Management

September 22, 2010

TORONTO, ON – Ten new faculty members have joined the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto for the new academic year. Appointments were made in several academic areas including finance, strategic management, accounting and Integrative Thinking.

“We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the Rotman School,” says Joel Baum, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty. “They bring exemplarily skills in research and teaching and will make an immediate impact in all of our programs.”

Peter Christoffersen comes from McGill University as a Professor of Finance. His main research interests are in volatility modeling for option valuation as well as in developing back testing procedures for risk management systems. He is the author of the book Elements of Financial Risk Management.

Susan Christoffersen also joins the Rotman School from McGill University as Associate Professor of Finance. While at McGill she taught courses on Capital Markets, Institutions, and Corporate Finance at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research focuses on mutual funds and more generally on the role of financial institutions in capital markets.

Partha Mohanram joins the Rotman School from Columbia Business School as an Associate Professor of Accounting. His research and teaching interests include Financial Accounting with an emphasis on Valuation, Financial Statement Analysis, Cost of Capital, Earnings Management, Corporate Disclosure and Executive Compensation

Kent Womack joins the Rotman School as a Professor of Finance and will also hold the Manulife Chair in Financial Services.  He is an expert on sell side (analysts) marketing of initial public offerings (IPOs).  He taught for over ten years in the MBA and Executive programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prof. Womack was at the Rotman School in the 2009/10 year as a visiting professor.

Matthew Grennan comes to Rotman as an Assistant Professor in Strategic Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he is completing a PhD. His dissertation research is about bargaining between buyers and suppliers in the medical device industry.

Byung Soo Lee joins as an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Integrative Thinking. He completed a PhD in June 2010 from the Department of Economics at Penn State University. His dissertation research was on “Essays in Game Theory.”

Christopher Liu joins as and Assistant Professor in Strategic Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Business where he is completing a PhD.  His research investigates the impact of social networks on knowledge production and performance.  He also holds a PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Mikhail Simutin will be an Assistant Professor of Finance. He is completing a PhD at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include Empirical asset pricing; Investor information and conditional asset pricing tests; Evaluation of profits from investment strategies; Cash holdings of firms and mutual funds; and, Mutual fund performance measurement.

Dragan Stojanovic will be a Lecturer in Accounting. Previously he was a sessional lecturer in the Rotman Commerce program. He is a recipient of the Rotman Rotman Excellence in Teaching Award for the last four years.

Lisa Harvey will be a Lecturer in Accounting. Since 2008 she has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

In addition five new appointments to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will also be cross-appointed to the Rotman School. .

James Campbell will be an Assistant Professor of Business Economics at UTSC.

Brian Connelly will be an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at UTSC.

Nico Lacetera will be an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at UTM.

Kevin Li will be an Assistant Professor of Accounting at UTM.

Alison Xu will be an Assistant Professor of Marketing at UTSC.

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions.  The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
416.946.3818
mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca
Follow Rotman School on Twitter: www.twitter.com/rotmanschool

Toronto – Ten new faculty members have joined the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto for the new academic year. Appointments were made in several academic areas including finance, strategic management, accounting and Integrative Thinking.

“We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the Rotman School,” says Joel Baum, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty. “They bring exemplarily skills in research and teaching and will make an immediate impact in all of our programs.”

Peter Christoffersen comes from McGill University as a Professor of Finance. His main research interests are in volatility modeling for option valuation as well as in developing back testing procedures for risk management systems. He is the author of the book Elements of Financial Risk Management.

Susan Christoffersen also joins the Rotman School from McGill University as Associate Professor of Finance. While at McGill she taught courses on Capital Markets, Institutions, and Corporate Finance at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research focuses on mutual funds and more generally on the role of financial institutions in capital markets.

Partha Mohanram joins the Rotman School from Columbia Business School as an Associate Professor of Accounting. His research and teaching interests include Financial Accounting with an emphasis on Valuation, Financial Statement Analysis, Cost of Capital, Earnings Management, Corporate Disclosure and Executive Compensation

Kent Womack joins the Rotman School as a Professor of Finance and will also hold the Manulife Chair in Financial Services. He is an expert on sell side (analysts) marketing of initial public offerings (IPOs). He taught for over ten years in the MBA and Executive programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prof. Womack was at the Rotman School in the 2009/10 year as a visiting professor.

Matthew Grennan comes to Rotman as an Assistant Professor in Strategic Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he is completing a PhD. His dissertation research is about bargaining between buyers and suppliers in the medical device industry.

Byung Soo Lee joins as an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Integrative Thinking. He completed a PhD in June 2010 from the Department of Economics at Penn State University. His dissertation research was on “Essays in Game Theory.”

Christopher Liu joins as and Assistant Professor in Strategic Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Business where he is completing a PhD. His research investigates the impact of social networks on knowledge production and performance. He also holds a PhD in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Mikhail Simutin will be an Assistant Professor of Finance. He is completing a PhD at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include Empirical asset pricing; Investor information and conditional asset pricing tests; Evaluation of profits from investment strategies; Cash holdings of firms and mutual funds; and, Mutual fund performance measurement.

Dragan Stojanovic will be a Lecturer in Accounting. Previously he was a sessional lecturer in the Rotman Commerce program. He is a recipient of the Rotman Rotman Excellence in Teaching Award for the last four years.

Lisa Harvey will be a Lecturer in Accounting. Since 2008 she has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

In addition five new appointments to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will also be cross-appointed to the Rotman School. .

James Campbell will be an Assistant Professor of Business Economics at UTSC.

Brian Connelly will be an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at UTSC.

Nico Lacetera will be an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at UTM.

Kevin Li will be an Assistant Professor of Accounting at UTM.

Alison Xu will be an Assistant Professor of Marketing at UTSC.

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca<http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/>.

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For more information:

Ken McGuffin

Manager, Media Relations

Rotman School of Management

University of Toronto

Voice 416.946.3818

E-mail mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca<mailto:mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca>

Follow Rotman School on Twitter: www.twitter.com/rotmanschool