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New faculty appointed at U of T’s Rotman School of Management

September 11, 2013

TORONTO, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment con­tin­ues to build on its rep­u­ta­tion for fac­ul­ty excel­lence in teach­ing and research with new appoint­ments for the 2013/14 aca­d­e­m­ic year.

“This year’s appoint­ments all have very strong teach­ing and research records and are join­ing us from some of the top uni­ver­si­ties in the world,” says Joel Baum, pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment and asso­ciate dean, fac­ul­ty, at the Rot­man School.

Bing Han comes to the Rot­man School as a pro­fes­sor of finance from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin. Recent­ly he has been a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at the Shang­hai Advanced Insti­tute of Finance, Peking Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­nese Uni­ver­si­ty of Hong Kong, and the Che­ung Kong Grad­u­ate School of Busi­ness. His research and teach­ing inter­ests include the­o­ret­i­cal and empir­i­cal asset pric­ing, behav­iour finance, risk man­age­ment and real estate finance.

Mitchell Hoff­man joins the Rot­man School as an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment. Pre­vi­ous­ly he was a post-doc­tor­al asso­ciate at the Yale School of Man­age­ment after com­plet­ing a PhD at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. His research and teach­ing inter­ests include labour eco­nom­ics, behav­iour­al eco­nom­ics, orga­ni­za­tion­al eco­nom­ics and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty.

Azarakhsh Malekian joins the Rot­man School as an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of oper­a­tions man­age­ment. Pre­vi­ous­ly she was a post-doc­tor­al fel­low at the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy. She holds a PhD in Com­put­er Sci­ence from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land, Col­lege Park and her research and teach­ing inter­ests include net­work eco­nom­ics, mech­a­nism design and algo­rith­mic game the­o­ry as well as opti­miza­tion.

Four fac­ul­ty join­ing the Depart­ment of Man­age­ment at either the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Mis­sis­sauga (UTM) or the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough (UTSC) will also be cross-appoint­ed to the Rot­man School.

• Rus­lan Goyenko will be an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of finance at UTM.

• Michael Hasler will be an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of finance at UTSC.

• Matthew Osborne will be an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of mar­ket­ing at UTM.

Dushyant Vyas will be an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of account­ing at UTM.

Ear­li­er this year the Finan­cial Times ranked the fac­ul­ty 9th in the world for aca­d­e­m­ic research among glob­al busi­ness schools. Fur­ther details on fac­ul­ty and research at the Rot­man School are online at ww.rot­man.utoron­

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


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