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Nine New Faculty Join Georgetown McDonough

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business welcomed nine new faculty for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Tenured and tenure-track faculty

Rahul Gupta is an assistant professor of strategy who researches entrepreneurship, agglomeration, skill-biased technological change, and labor markets. He recently received a Ph.D. in business administration from Duke University. 

Dawson Kaaua is an assistant professor of business analytics. His research integrates operations management, service operations, queues, public sector operations, and socially responsible operations to better understand voting research disparities. Dawson received a B.A. in economics from Stanford University, as well as a Ph.D. and an MBA in operations and information management from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Suh Yeon Kim is an assistant professor of marketing. Her research interests include customer management (product returns and customization, customer journey analytics), branding (private labels, brand equity dynamics, human brands, star power), causal inference, applied econometrics, and machine learning. Kim holds a M.A. in statistics from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in marketing from Emory University. 

Non-tenured faculty

Sudipta Dasmohapatra is a professor of the practice and academic director of the school’s new Master of Science in Business Analytics degree program. Dasmohapatra is joining Georgetown from Duke University, where she taught quantitative management and held administrative duties. She holds a Ph.D. in forest products marketing from Pennsylvania State University. 

Satish Joshi is a visiting associate professor in the operations and information management area. His current research focuses on environmental life cycle analysis, corporate environmental management, alternative transportation fuels, bio-based materials, and environmental accounting. Satish holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Ranjani Krishnan is a visiting professor of accounting. Krishnan is joining Georgetown from Michigan State University, where she taught accounting and information systems at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. She holds an MBA in finance and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Claire Y.C. Liang is an associate teaching professor of finance. Her interests include uncertainty in asset pricing, entrepreneurial finance, and finance and growth. Previously she taught at University of Maine and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and worked in investment banking in New York and Asia with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. Liang holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Alberta, Canada, as well as a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University.

Mario R. Ramírez Basora, professor of the practice in strategy and managing director of the Dikran Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs program, is a director of transfer pricing at PriceWaterHouseCoopers. His research interests include optimal price instruments in voluntary emission markets, as well as dividend policies and firm survival. Ramírez Basora holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University. 

Eric Travis Sampson is a junior faculty fellow at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics. He specializes in ethical theory, epistemology, philosophy and economics, political philosophy, and applied ethics. Sampson recently earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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