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The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed new full-time faculty to the Department of Economics and the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship.

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed four new full-time faculty and three visiting faculty in August 2022, bringing the school’s total number of full-time faculty to 68.

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business professors Zahra Akbari, Mustafa Akben, Lana Waschka and Cora Wigger

The new full-time teachers are:

  • Zahra Akbarilecturer in economics
    • BA, Bu-Ali Sina University; Masters, Islamic Azad University; MA, University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida
    • Scientific interests: health economics, behavioral economics, addiction, racial/gender disparities, mental health, income inequality, labor economics
  • Mustafa Akbenlecturer in management
    • BA, Marmara University; MS, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, Temple University
    • Scientific interests: Proactivity, creativity, social network analysis, biohacking, machine learning
  • Lana Waschkaassistant professor of marketing
    • BS, Business Administration and Statistics, NC State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia
    • Scientific interests: pro-social behavior, cognitive processing, digital marketing, consumer perception
  • Cora Wiggerassistant professor of economics
    • BA, The College of Wooster; MP, Vanderbilt University; PhD, Northwestern University
    • Scientific interests: education policy, labor economics
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Visiting teachers Su Dong and Jim Fatzinger (Not pictured, Alessandro Perri)

Joining the Love School of Business as Visiting Professors are:

  • Su DongVisiting Associate Professor of Management
    • BS, Shanghai University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., UNC-Charlotte
    • Joined us from Fayetteville State University
    • Scientific interests: management information systems, operations management, database management systems, electronic health policy
  • Jim FatzingerVisiting Associate Professor of Management
    • BBA, University of Miami; MBA, University of Miami; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; DBA University of Florida
    • Joined us from Eastern Kentucky University
    • Scientific Interests: Resilience in the aftermath of natural disasters, business education, teaching and learning best practices, leadership in higher education
  • Alessandro Perryvisiting assistant professor of management
    • MBA, New York University; Masters in Global Management, Thunderbird School of Management; M.Ed., Winthrop University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
    • Joined us from Winthrop University
    • Academic Interests: International Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Product Sourcing and Trading

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