Friday, September 3, 2010

Fresh Faces: Faculty Preview, Part II

Austin, Lisa Lisa Austin

Adjunct instructor in accounting. Austin (MSA ‘09) was a teaching assistant and part of the faculty search committee as a student at Wake Forest. She earned the Federation of Schools of Accountancy Award for exemplary academic achievement, leadership and motivation and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. She has industry experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Elizabeth Baker

Visiting Assistant Professor comes to Wake Forest University Schools of Business from Virginia Military Institute where she was assistant professor of economics and business. She earned a Ph.D. in Business with a Concentration in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a MBA from the University of Arizona and a B.A. in Physics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her primary research and teaching interests include Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship.

Anna Cianci

Assistant Professor of Accounting, graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University, a M.A. in Pastoral Theology at St. Joseph's College, a M.S. in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Duke University. A CPA, her academic research primarily focuses on judgment and decision making behavior in financial accounting and auditing settings. She is published in numerous journals, including, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting, Organizations and Society and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Her teaching interests include financial accounting, managerial accounting and auditing.

Christoph Hinkelmann Christoph Hinkelmann

Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance, graduated from the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. Last year, he served as a vice president and portfolio manager for Allianz Global Investors Capital. He has taught Advanced Investment courses to MBA students at Auburn University and has published numerous journal articles focusing on macroeconomic risk and student performance in finance classes.

LankauM Melenie Lankau

Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, received her B.A., MBA, and Ph.D. from the University of Miami, School of Business Administration. She has worked at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business as an Associate Professor of Management and at Cornell University, as an Assistant Professor of Management. Lankau is the recipient of numerous academic awards and honors, including the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Teacher award from the Terry College of Business. She is widely published in Organizational Behavior and Management journals including The Academy of Management Journal and The Journal of Management.

LankauC Charles A. Lankau

Professor of Practice; Business Law, Communication and Negotiation, completed his B.A. in Psychology/Business Management at the University of Miami and received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He spent 10 years as a criminal prosecutor and civil trial lawyer before transitioning into academia at Cornell Law School and The University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. He has received nine Teacher of the Year Awards at UGA, and the MBA Teacher of the Year Award in 2007 and 2008. His academic interests are in Business Regulation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Aspects of Insurance, and Tort Reform.

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