New Faculty Strengthen Georgetown McDonough’s Focus on Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Policy, and Analytics
This fall, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will welcome 12 new faculty members who will enhance the school’s teaching and research around entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainable business, business and public policy, and the future of work, as well as subjects across all traditional business disciplines.
Gerry George, professor of management, is an expert in change management/business innovation; entrepreneurship; organizational innovation; science, technology, and Innovation; and sustainability. He formerly served as dean and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University (SMU).
An award-winning researcher and teacher, George has published extensively in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and tackling grand challenges in society. He also achieved the Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher distinction for Cross-Field Impact in 2019 and 2020. Before joining SMU, he was deputy dean of Imperial College Business School, founding director of the Gandhi Centre, and academic director of the London Stock Exchange’s Elite Program, which supports ambitious private companies through their next stage of growth. Before Imperial, he earned tenure at London Business School and University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2013 to 2016, he served as editor of the Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in the field of management.
Among other distinctions, George was awarded a prestigious Professorial Fellowship from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council to work on socially-inclusive innovation in natural resources, healthcare, and energy. His co-authored books are Handbook on the Business of Sustainability, Handbook of Inclusive Innovation, Managing Natural Resources, The Business Model Book, Implausible Opportunities, and Inventing Entrepreneurs. He received an honorary doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen for contributions to the fields of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. He was conferred Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Pilani). He is senior global fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies and a visiting professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at SMU.
Fr. Quentin Dupont, S.J., assistant professor of ethics and financial economics, studies empirical corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate misconduct, social capital, and household finance. Dupont completed a Ph.D. in finance and business economics and an M.S. in business administration from the University of Washington. He also received a M.Div. and Th.M. from Boston College, an M.A. in philosophy from Fordham University, a M.S. in finance and banking from Universite Paris Pantheon-Assas (Paris, France), and a B.S. in economics from Universite Catholique (Lille, France).
Amrita Kundu, assistant professor of operations and information management, conducts interdisciplinary empirical research to discover ways businesses can create social value and improve environmental sustainability. Kundu particularly enjoys hands-on field-work-driven projects where she can engage with local stakeholders. She completed a Ph.D. in management science and operations at London Business School, an MSE in environmental systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.E. in chemical engineering from R.V. College, India.
Charly Porcher, assistant professor of economics, conducts research in international trade, economic geography, and industrial organization. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, an M.A. in economics from Sciences Po and ENSAE (France), and a B.A. in applied mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique (France).
Emisa Nategh, assistant teaching professor of operations and information management, researches crowdsourcing, sharing economy/on-demand platforms, online auction, dynamic pricing, and healthcare analytics. Her current research integrates machine learning and natural language processing with statistics to develop statistical learning models applied to real-world data. Netegh completed a Ph.D. in operations management and an M.S. in business administration from the University of Washington, an M.S. in marketing analytics from the University of Rochester, as well as an M.S. in applied mathematics with a concentration on optimization and a B.S. in applied mathematics with concentration on statistics from Sharif University of Technology.
Ian Appel, visiting assistant professor of finance, researches corporate finance, law and finance, and institutional investors. Appel received a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, as well as an M.S. in applied mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in mathematics from Duke University. His research focuses on financial institutions, asset management, and asset pricing investments.
Shoumitro Chatterjee, visiting assistant professor of strategy, researches international trade, development economics, and agriculture. Chatterjee received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.
Monica Gamez-Djokic, visiting assistant professor of management, researches the psychological consequences of automation in the workplace, behavioral ethics, moral judgement, and motivation. She received a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University and a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College. Before joining Georgetown she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management in the Management Department.
Ayung Tseng, visiting assistant professor of accounting, received a Ph.D. from Columbia Business School and an MBA from Yale School of Management. Her research explores how accounting information reflects business fundamentals, connecting with interdisciplinary theories.
Rachel Wellhausen, visiting associate professor of strategy, economics, ethics, and public policy, is on leave from the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary field of interest is international political economy, specifically the political economy of international investment and finance. She received a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.S. in European political economy from the London School of Economics, and B.A. degrees in economics, English, and interdisciplinary studies from the University of Arizona.
Viktoriya Zotova, visiting assistant professor of accounting, researches climate change transparency, capital flows, and economics of disclosure regulation. She earned a Ph.D. in business and management at the University of Maryland, a B.A. in economics from St. Norbert College, and also is a certified Sustainability and Climate Risk professional and a member of the American Accounting Association and the United Nations Association-National Capital Area.
Robert Press, post doctoral fellow, received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oklahoma and both a BBA in economics and B.A. in history from Midwestern State University. He is an expert in industrial organizations, applied microeconomics, economic networks, and auctions.