Monday, October 6, 2014

Anderson School of Management Welcomes New Faculty

L-R: Melissa Cast, Carolyn Dang, Shihong Li, John Reed, Wellington Spetic, Todd White

Please join Anderson School of Management in welcoming its new full-time faculty:  Melissa Cast, Carolyn Dang, Shihong Li, John Reed, Wellington Spetic, and Todd White.

More information can be found below the cut.

Melissa Cast joined the faculty of UNM Anderson as a lecturer in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. Melissa is finishing her Ph.D. in Management at New Mexico State University, where she has been the recipient of the Department of Management’s Outstanding Research and Outstanding Teaching awards for graduate students. Melissa’s research interests include strategic human resource practices and organizational justice within cross-sector collaborations. Across these areas, she seeks OB, HR, and nonprofit solutions that will enhance teams’ performance, satisfaction with their roles, and facilitate positive societal impact. Her work as a Ph.D. student has been  published in such peer reviewed outlets as The Journal of Social Psychology and International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. Melissa’s work has also been presented at the national Academy of Management conference. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Melissa worked in the non-profit sector as part of a cross-sector task force charged with investigating crimes against children. She continues to work with nonprofits across the country, providing input in strategy, management, and fundraising.

Dr. Carolyn T. Dang is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior. She earned her B.A. in Social Psychology from The University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research focuses on behavioral ethics, social hierarchy, and work design. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Business & Society. She currently teaches Organizational Behavior and Diversity (MGMT 306).

Dr. Shihong Li is an assistant professor of Accounting at UNM Anderson School of Management. Dr. Li holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from Fudan University, an MBA from Tulane University, and Ph.D. from University of Houston. She had experience in international banking as well as executive education before joining Anderson. Dr. Li’s research interests include debt contracting, offbalance sheet financing, corporate tax lobbying, and tax avoidance behaviors. She enjoys the sunny weather of Albuquerque.

John Reed is a Lecturer in Marketing. He earned his BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Missouri and his MBA in Management from Harvard Business School. After graduation, he spent 30 years in corporate marketing and marketing consulting, working for and with some of the leading marketing organizations in the U.S. and Europe. He retired from corporate work in 2009 and has taught Marketing courses at Central Connecticut State University and Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Wellington Spetic earned his Ph.D. in Sustainable Business Management from the University of British Columbia and held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the University of San Diego. He joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in the Anderson School of Management as visiting assistant professor in August 2014. Dr. Spetic’s research centers on the interrelationships between business and sustainability, including embedding social and environmental issues into business strategies, business and society, and corporate social responsibility. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Business Strategy and the Environment, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, and the Forest Products Journal. He has presented his research in professional conferences, such as the Western Academy of Management and Strategic Management in Latin America. He has worked for and researched on natural resource-based industries in Canada, New Zealand, Chile, and Brazil and consulted for governmental and nongovernmental organizations on natural resources management and climate change.

Dr. Todd White is an assistant professor of Accounting and he joined the Anderson School of Management in 2014. He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also holds a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Accountancy degree from the University of Akron. Before entering the doctoral program at Virginia Tech, Dr. White worked as an accountant in the tax department of a local public accounting firm in Akron, Ohio where he earned his CPA license. During his time as a doctoral student and as an assistant professor at Western Michigan University, Dr. White taught courses in financial and managerial accounting as well as accounting information systems. He has published works in peer-reviewed accounting and finance journals which examine investors’ perception of corporate earnings and how this perception changes due to factors such as market volatility and the behavior of corporate management.