McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Media Experts

McDonough faculty have expertise on a wide range of modern day issues. Experts can speak to the growth of AI in business, volatility of financial institutions, corporate structure on employee satisfaction, globalization of sustainability efforts, and more.

Members of the media interested in connecting with an expert source should contact Samantha Krause, director of marketing and communications, at samantha.krause@georgetown.edu.

Accounting Faculty

Kirsten Anderson

Professor of the Practice

Corporate financial reporting • Financial economics • Securities and Exchange Commission

Kirsten Anderson
Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Business Law

Corporate financial reporting • Financial economics • Securities and Exchange Commission • Federal Income Taxation • Tax Legislation and Tax Reform • Tax Ethics • Internal Revenue Service Rules and Procedures • Financial Crimes • Supreme Court Case Analysis

Thomas Cook

Giles Hilary

Houston Professor

Governance • Risk management • Financial analysis • Decision-making • Behavioral finance • Finance crime (anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, fraud) • Cyber-risk from a non-technology perspective

Giles Hilary
Allison Koester

Allison Koester

Saleh Romeih Associate Professor

Corporate taxes • Financial reporting • Financial misrepresentation • corporate economic incentives • non-GAAP metrics

Allison Koester
Reining Petacchi

Reining Petacchi

Dottie and Tim Hobin Associate Professor

Financial reporting • Economic consequences of regulations • Accounting choices of governmental entities • Economics of auditing

Language skills: Mandarin (read & write), Italian (conversational)

Reining Petacchi
Jason Schloetzer

Jason Schloetzer

William Charles Sonneborn Associate Professor

Boards of directors • CEO succession • Corporate governance • Performance measurement and evaluation • Incentive compensation • Artificial intelligence (AI) • Autonomous vehicles • Business implications of AI • How AI tools are impacting businesses • Automation • Machine learning • The future of work/human resources • Impact of AI on accounting/banks

Jason Schloetzer

Wei (Vicki) Tang

Associate Professor

Earnings forecast • Social media • Cryptocurrency • Social factors in business decisions

Wei (Vicki) Tang

Ethics Faculty

Professor Jason Brennan

Jason Brennan

Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor

Political power • Interest groups • Ethics in voting • Ethics in commercial society • Competence • Voters pathology • Voters processing information • Voter turnout • Compulsory voting • Democratic theory • Freedom and political bias • Commodification (what can and cannot be for sale) • Capitalism versus socialism • Social justice • Political resistance • Police violence • Dysfunction in the criminal justice system • Dysfunction in higher education

Jason Brennan

Michael Douma

Assistant Research Professor and Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

History of business in America • Philosophy of history • History of markets • Ethics

Language skill: Dutch

Michael Douma

William English

Assistant Professor

Ethics • Education • Public policy • Political economy • Political theory • Experimental social science • Behavioral genomics

William English

John Hasnas

Professor and Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

Ethics • Criminal law • White-collar crime

John Hasnas

Peter Jaworski

Associate Teaching Professor

Applied ethics • Social and political philosophy • Normative ethics • Bioethics • Philosophy of law and art • Personal identity

Language skill: Polish

Peter Jaworski

Edward Soule

Associate Professor

Managerial ethics • Corporate social responsibility • Where morality intersects management • Corporate strategy • Regulatory policy

Edward Soule

Finance Faculty

Reena Aggarwal

Reena Aggarwal

McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

International financial markets • Market regulation and valuation • Corporate governance • Initial public offerings (IPOs) • Private equity • Capital markets • Emerging markets • Wall Street and stock exchanges • Dodd Frank • Private equity • Proxy voting • Securities lending

Language skill: Hindi

Reena Aggarwal
James Angel

James J. Angel

Associate Professor

Bitcoin • Digital assets • Financial markets • Financial crises • Fintech • U.S. economy • Operation and regulation of the stock market • Capital markets • Wall Street • Dodd Frank • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) • Short selling and “naked” short selling • Stock splits • High-tech/frequency trading/Flash Crash • Equity risk models • Insider trading • Stock exchange mergers • Money markets and funds • Stock volatility • Stock and derivative exchanges (NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq OMX, Deutsch Boerse, etc.) • Healthcare reform

James J. Angel
Jennie-Bai

Jennie Bai

Associate Professor

Asset pricing and its connection with corporate finance • Credit risks • Banking • Art market and Asian art

Jennie Bai

Turan Bali

Robert S. Parker Chair of Finance

Asset pricing • Investing • Risk management • Fixed income securities • Financial derivatives • Hedge funds • Mathematical finance models (econometrics) • Stock returns

Language skill: Turkish

Turan Bali

James Bodurtha

Associate Professor

International financial markets • Derivative- and international financial market-related issues • Assets pricing • Investing • Exchange rate

James Bodurtha

Perianne Boring

Adjunct Professor

Fintech • Blockchain and blockchain policy • Cryptocurrency • Initial coin offerings (ICOs) • Token Sales • Smart Contracts • Bitcoin

Perianne Boring
George Comer

George Comer

Associate Professor

Personal finance • Institutional money managers and funds • Hybrid mutual funds • Exchange-traded funds • Municipal bond funds • International mutual funds • Unit investment trusts

George Comer
Matt Cypher and mba students at construction site for Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Matthew Cypher

Atara Kaufman Professor of the Practice and Director, Steers Center for Global Real Estate

Institutional quality • Commercial real estate industry (valuation and underwriting)

Matthew Cypher

Sandeep Dahiya

Akkaway Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Corporate finance and bankruptcy • Banking and financial institutions • Global markets • Corporate governance and boards • Venture capital • Banking crisis • Lending relationships • Financial economics • Corporate restructuring • Venture capitalists • Entrepreneurial finance • IPOs • Executive compensation

Sandeep Dahiya
Dean Allan Eberhart giving a speech

Allan Eberhart

Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Technology-Intensive Education

Personal finance • Personal wealth management • Target based funds • Investments • Refinancing mortgage • Retirement and behavioral finance • Technology-intensive education

Allan Eberhart
David McLean

David McLean

William G. Droms Professor

Capital markets • Capital market imperfections and the resulting effects on asset prices, corporate finance, and investment

David McLean

Vladimir Mukharlyamov

Assistant professor

Corporate finance • Firm strategy and performance in venture capital and private equity, banking, and retail industries

Vladimir Mukharlyamov
Lee Pinkowitz

Lee Pinkowitz

Associate Professor

Corporate cash holdings • Corporate governance

Lee Pinkowitz

Alberto Rossi

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Robo-advising • Fintech • Empirical Asset Pricing • Household Finance • Machine learning and finance • Trust in automation • Cryptocurrency

Alberto Rossi

Quan Wen

Assistant Professor

What drives asset returns • Risk-return trade-off • Institutional investors • Frictions in the financial market/implications for market efficiency

Quan Wen
MBA students and Professor Rohan Williamson talking outside Hariri

Rohan Williamson

Bolton Sullivan/Thomas A. Dean Chair in International Business

Corporate governance and boards of directors • Cash holdings • Executive compensation • Dodd-Frank • Financial crisis • Risk management and prevention • Investment analysis • Tesla

Rohan Williamson

Xiaofei Zhao

Associate Professor

Asset pricing • Quantitative portfolio management • Big Data analysis in finance • Textual analysis of news articles and SEC filings • Labor market frictions and capital markets • Initial coin offerings (ICOs)

Language skill: Chinese

Xiaofei Zhao

Management Faculty

Robert Bies

Professor

Workplace revenge • Principled leadership • Organizational justice • Delivering bad news • Forgiveness in the workplace • CEO misconduct • Redemption, forgiveness, and mercy • Consumer trust

Robert Bies
Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Leslie Crutchfield

Executive Director, Business for Impact

Corporate social responsibility. • Philanthropy • Nonprofit leadership • Nonprofit management • Social entrepreneurship • Social innovation • Movements • Shared value and social enterprise

Leslie Crutchfield

Gerard George

Professor in Management

Capabilities and entrepreneurship — resources, knowledge, internationalization • Inclusive innovation/organizational design • Business models for inclusive growth • Knowledge production and innovation — science commercialization • Networks and innovation

Gerard George

Jennifer Logg

Assistant Professor

Decision-making • Expectations of human and algorithmic judgment • Overconfidence in performance assessments • How organizations can make more accurate predictions about the world • Using algorithms to detect bias

Jennifer Logg
Nick Lovegrove

Nicholas Lovegrove

Professor of the Practice of Management

Management Consulting Industry • Corporate Communications Industry • Life and Career Design • Strategic Management • Business, Policy, and Society • Organizational Culture • Analytics and the Future of Work • Remote and Hybrid Working

Nicholas Lovegrove

Douglas McCabe

Professor Emeritus of Management

Negotiations • Human Capital Management • Employee and Labor Relations • Ethical Issues in Management • Global Employment Trends • The Employment Relationship • Leadership • Organizational Behavior • Management Consulting Practices

Douglas McCabe

Michael T. McDermott

Professor of the Practice

Leadership philosophy • CEO leadership • Changes in management/leadership • Principled leadership

Michael T. McDermott
matt mckenna

Matt McKenna

Executive in Residence and Founder of the Rural Opportunity Initiative within Business for Impact

Rural investment • Rural propensity • Creating public-private partnerships • Economic development and growth in rural areas

Associate Dean Michael O'Leary

Michael O’Leary

Senior Associate Dean for Executive Custom Programs and Teaching Professor

High performing teams • Young leaders • Multitasking • Multiteaming • Leadership • Organizational change • Organizational behavior

Language skill: German (speak)

Michael O’Leary

Gael O’Sullivan

Project Director, AB InBev Foundation Partnership, Business for Impact

Behavioral Science• Social Marketing • Global Health•Individual Behavior Change and Social Norm Change•Private Sector Health•Geographical Expertise of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America/the Caribbean

Christine Porath

Christine Porath

Associate Professor

Effects of incivility • Bad behavior in the workplace • Bad managers • How organizations can create more positive environments • Conditions that make employees excel • Interpersonal interactions • Leadership • Employee relations

Christine Porath

Jeff Reid

Founding Director, Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative and Professor of the Practice

Leadership • Entrepreneurship • Education • Business development • Venture capital • Nonprofit management • Economic development • Applying an entrepreneurial mindset to business

Jeff Reid

Dawn Sweeney

Executive-in-ResidenceBusiness for Impact

•Restaurants •Hospitality •Food service • 21st Century Workforce • Health and wellness

Catherine Tinsley

Catherine Tinsley

Raffini Family Professor of Management and Director, Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute

Gender intelligent leadership • Gender dynamics in the workplace • Decision-making • Assessing risk

Catherine Tinsley
Jeanine Turner

Jeanine Turner

Professor, Communication, Culture & Technology Program

Conflict • Difficult conversations • Digital communication • Digital presence • Executive presence • Executive presentations • Leadership communication • Managing conflict • Persuasion • Storytelling • Technology in the Workplace • Transition stories

Jeanine Turner
Ella Washington

Ella Washington

Professor of the Practice

Diversity and inclusion • Strengths-based leadership and team development • Bias in the workplace • Developing human capital

Ella Washington
two MiM students and professor Evelyn Williams sitting inside Hariri talking

Evelyn Jean Williams

Teaching Professor and Academic Director, Master’s in Management Program

Design thinking • Leadership • Team dynamics • Change management • Innovation • Executive coaching • Organizational learning • Business communication • Management education

Evelyn Jean Williams

Jeremy Yip

Assistant Professor

Psychology of negotiations • Trash-talking • Conflict • Unethical behavior • Emotional intelligence • Decision-making • Gratitude • Competitive communication

Jeremy Yip
Eric Koester

Eric Koester

Adjunct Professor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Corporate innovation • Corporate startups • Innovation and creativity • Incubators and accelerators • Venture capital • New approaches to startup fundraising • Web3/NFT/Crypto innovation

Eric Koester

Marketing Faculty

Sean Blair

Assistant Professor

Consumer behavior • How fundamental human motivations, such as the motives for control and self-presentation, influence consumer judgment and decision-making • Corporate responsibility

Sean Blair

Simon Blanchard

Beyer Family Associate Professor

Consumer psychology • Empirical and statistical models • Credit card repayment/consumer debt • Personal finance and budget • Consumers and branding

Language skill: French

Simon Blanchard

Rob Britton

Adjunct Professor

Advertising campaign development • Crisis communications • Airline industry • Marketing and operations • IT • International planning • Consumer marketing • Communications and leadership

Rob Britton
Karthik Easwar

Karthik Easwar

Associate Teaching Professor

Consumer psychology • The influence of affect, emotion, and culture on consumer information processing • Decision-making • Consumption • Consumer bias • Marketing strategy • Retailing • Brand positioning/branding • Advertising and public policy • Sector knowledge: health, consumer packaged goods, financial behaviors (investments, budgets, etc.)

Language skill: Tamil

Karthik Easwar

Ronald C. Goodstein

Associate Professor

Integrated marketing communications • Positioning • Ethnicity in marketing • Consumer behavior • Healthcare industry marketing

Ronald C. Goodstein
MBA student and Professor Rebecca Hamilton speaking outside Hariri

Rebecca Hamilton

Michael and Robin Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration

Consumer decision-making • Consumer choices • Consumer behavior • How consumer preferences change when consuming products and services • Social influences in consumer behavior

Rebecca Hamilton
Prashant Malaviya

Prashant Malaviya

Professor and Senior Associate Dean of MBA programs

Consumer psychology • Advertising • New media effectiveness and branding • Marketing strategy • Social media • Consumer decision-making • Brand equity • Effect crisis communication has on a brand • Brand turn-around strategy • Consumer relations

Language skill: Hindi

Prashant Malaviya
Christie Nordhielm

Christie Nordhielm

Associate Teaching Professor

Advertising • Marketing • Retail and services marketing • Consumer segmentation, production, distribution, and logistics issues • Data privacy • Illusory Truth Effect

Christie Nordhielm
Bill Noveli speaking with MBA students in Hariri Building atrium

William Novelli

Distinguished Professor of the Practice and Founder, Business for Impact

Nonprofit management • Social marketing • Corporate social responsibility • Public relations • Communications • Aging well

William Novelli
Neeru Paharia

Neeru Paharia

Associate Professor

Consumer behavior • Signaling through brands, social media, political consumption, and moral psychology • Digital marketing • sustainability • brands taking political position

Neeru Paharia
Charles Skuba

Charles Skuba

Professor of the Practice and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Custom Programs

International business • Global branding • Marketing strategies • Free trade agreements • U.S. international trade policy • Market development in India, China, and emerging markets • Foreign direct investment

Charles Skuba
Bob Thomas

Robert Thomas

Professor

Product development • Market segmentation • Business-to-business marketing • Marketing strategy • Innovation • New product development and forecasting • Organizational buying behavior

Robert Thomas

Debora Thompson

Professor

Consumer behavior • Decision-making • Information processing • Attitude change • Decision difficulty • Consumer preference • Feature creep and fatigue • Comparative advertising

Debora Thompson

Luc Wathieu

Professor

Marketing research • Consumer behavior • Pricing • Internet (e.g., daily deal websites) • Consumer Electronics • Online Commerce • Consumer Advocacy • Issues related to research in business

Luc Wathieu

Operations Faculty

Vishal Agrawal

Provost’s Distinguished Professor and Lapeyere Family Associate Professor

Sustainable operations • New product development • Supply chain management • Managerial challenges in business and the environment • Effect of consumer behavior on operations

Vishal Agrawal

Volodymr Babich

Professor

Problems at the interface of operations and finance • Strategic procurement • Supply chain management • Supply chain risk management • Operations • Finance • Stochastic modeling

Volodymr Babich
John Cui

Shiliang [John] Cui

Associate Professor

Supply chains • Global production trends • Service Operations • Queuing games • Inventory management • Waiting in line • E-commerce • Product development

Language Skill: Chinese

Shiliang [John] Cui
Robin Dillon-Merrill

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill

Professor

Decision and risk analysis • Natural disaster impact on decision-making • Impact of near-misses on decisions • Rational choice models • How people think and behave

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill
Ricardo Ernst

Ricardo Ernst

Baratta Chair in Global Business and Director, Georgetown Global Business Initiative

Global logistics • Supply chain management • Supplier-manufacturing-distribution linkages • Inventory control • Globalization • Competitiveness and governability • Free trade and Latin American markets

Language skill: Spanish

Ricardo Ernst

Kasra Ferdows

Heisley Family Chair of Global Manufacturing

Global logistics • Global trends in manufacturing • International operations strategy • Outsourcing and off-shoring production • Strategic roles of domestic and international factories

Kasra Ferdows


Jose-Luis Guerrero-Cusumano

Associate Professor

Benchmarking • Quality control • International standards • ISO 9000 certification procedures • Customer satisfaction • Quality in e-commerce

Language skills: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, and German

Victor Jose

Victor Richmond Jose

William and Karen Sonneborn Associate Professor

Decision • Risk analysis • Forecasts • Development of prescriptive models and tools that help managers make good decisions in uncertain environments • Probability elicitation, forecast verification, and expert combination of forecasts • Health • Supply chains • Homeland security

Victor Richmond Jose

Bharat Kaku

Teaching Professor

Global supply chains • Business statistics • Management science • Cellular manufacturing • Facilities layout • Risk management in supply chains

Bharat Kaku
Bardia Kamrad

Bardia Kamrad

Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs

Risk management • Decision-making problems in the face of uncertainty • Operational risk management issues • Related capital investment problems in operations • Inventory management • Pricing and forecasting • Risk management as a useful approach to economic development

Bardia Kamrad
Bonnie Montano

Bonnie Montano

Teaching Professor

Artificial intelligence • Decision support systems • Knowledge management • Information systems

Bonnie Montano

Jonathan Stroud

Associate Professor

Statistical financial data • Bayesian statistics • State space models • MCMC particle filters • Finance Stochastic volatility • Spatio-temporal models • Data assimilation

Jonathan Stroud

Sezer Ulku

Associate Professor

Operations strategy • Supply chain management • Outsourcing • New product development • Innovation private equity • Entrepreneurship

Sezer Ulku

Canan Ulu

Associate Professor

Bayesian learning in sequential decision problems • Decision-making under multiple criteria

Language Skill: Turkish

Canan Ulu

Safak Yucel

Assistant Professor

The energy sector • Capacity investment in electricity and energy supply chains • Energy-related operations • Socially responsible supply chain management • Sustainability • The impact of governmental policies on investments in renewable and conventional energy sources

Safak Yucel

Strategy Faculty

Paul Almeida

Dean and William R. Berkley Chair and Professor

Innovation • Artificial intelligence • Machine learning • Global business education • International collaborations • Technology and knowledge management

Paul Almeida

Jasmina Chauvin

Assistant Professor

Firm performance in the United States and emerging markets • Strategic firm management

Jasmina Chauvin

Arthur Dong

Teaching Professor

Competitive strategy • International economics and trade • China’s economic development and economy

Arthur Dong

Larry Downes

Project Director, Center for Business and Public Policy

Innovation • Regulation and antitrust • Internet Policy • Technology and innovation policy • Telecommunication and broadband • Net neutrality

Larry Downes
2 IBP students and a professor sitting and smilinng in a breakout room

J. Bradford Jensen

McCrane/Shaker Chair of International Business

International trade • Imports • Exports • The relationship between international trade and investment and firm performance • Offshoring • Outsourcing • Services trade • Trade and productivity growth • The relationship between increasing import competition on U.S. manufacturers • The impact of trade in services on the U.S. economy

J. Bradford Jensen

Lizhi Liu

Assistant Professor

E-commerce • Economic development (China) • Trade Regulation

Language skill: Chinese

Lizhi Liu
Jeff Macher

Jeffrey T. Macher

Professor and Academic Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Microeconomics • Competitive strategy • The management of technology and innovation • Public policy • Vertical integration • Regulation • Semiconductors • Pharmaceuticals • Medical devices • Biotechnology

Jeffrey T. Macher
John Mayo

John Mayo

Elsa Carlson McDonough Chair in Business Administration and Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Regulation • Antitrust • Application of microeconomics to public policy • Regulatory and antitrust policy • Competition policy • Econometrics • Industrial organization • Monopolization • Price fixing • Telecommunications and electricity

John Mayo
Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Associate Professor

Antitrust • Mergers • Industrial organization and finance • Price discrimination • Cartel enforcement • Contracts • Microeconomics • Pricing

Nathan Miller

Ferdinando Monte

Associate Professor

International economics • Economic geography • Firm organization • The impact of international trade on local labor markets and inequality • Models for the evaluation of local policies on local outcomes • Empirical analysis of firms’ reorganization and growth

Language skill: Italian

Ferdinando Monte
Dennis Quinn

Dennis Quinn

Vice Dean, John J. Powers Jr. Professor in International Business

Business and public policy • Democratization and economic liberalization in emerging markets • Origins and consequences of international financial liberalization • Globalization • International political economy • Financial and manufacturing structures

Dennis Quinn

Pietra Rivoli

Professor of Strategy and International BusinessExecutive Director of the Pivot Program

Social issues in international business • Globalization and China • Trade policy • International business • U.S.-China Trade relations • Corporate responsibility

Pietra Rivoli

Robert J. Shapiro

Fellow, Center for Business and Public Policy

Economics of growth and innovation • Globalization • Fiscal and monetary policy

Professor Weymouth showing undergraduate students notes on a whiteboard

Stephen Weymouth

Associate Professor and Dewey Awad Fellow

International business • Political, legal, and social environment of business around the world • Interest groups • Policy change and reform • Globalization and elections • Digital globalization • Privacy laws • International economy • Tariffs

Stephen Weymouth