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Gabelli School Chair Challenge invests in research

Announcements | Jul 24, 2017 |

As part of the Gabelli School’s commitment to conducting research with impact, endowed chairs were recently bestowed on four faculty members in recognition of their excellence in scholarship.

These two-year appointments were decided through a competitive process in which a peer committee evaluated applicants’ lifetime and recent scholarship.

The Chair Challenge is one element in the Gabelli School’s overall strategy to provide additional resources for faculty research, increase the visibility of high-impact research through conference presentations and industry partnerships, and provide research role models for junior faculty inside and outside Fordham.

Dean Rapaccioli and the faculty congratulate the Gabelli School’s first four Chair Challenge recipients:

Kevin T. Jackson
Grose Family Endowed Chair in Business

Kevin T. Jackson, JD, PhD, is a professor of law and ethics. He is the author of several books and many scholarly articles in top-tier journals in the fields of business ethics and international law. Dr. Jackson is a senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute and St. Ambrose Society at Princeton University, and a fellow of the European SPES Institute of Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. He has delivered thought-leadership presentations at international academic conferences at Oxford University, the European Commission, the Norwegian School of Economics, the Indian Institute of Management, IESE, ESADE, Catholic University of America, and many other locations.

Benjamin M. Cole
William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

Benjamin M. Cole, PhD, is an associate professor in the strategy and statistics area and the program director for the full-time and professional MBA. In his research, he uses both domestic and international settings to investigate how social factors—such as status, legitimacy, logics, and media framings—influence technological innovation, regulatory oversight, and economic exchanges. He serves on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal of the Academy of Management, where he received an Editorial Board Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2016. Throughout his career, Dr. Cole has been recognized for his scholarly activity by three Academy of Management divisions. At Fordham, Dr. Cole received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2015, the graduate Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence and Stanley Fuchs Award in 2015, and the undergraduate Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009, 2013, and 2016.

Yi Tang
Robert B. McKeon Endowed Chair in Business

Yi Tang, PhD, is an associate professor of finance. His research covers asset pricing, behavioral finance, risk management, corporate finance, and international finance, and speaks to issues of interest to academics and practitioners alike. His work has been accepted for publication in top-tier journals, including The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Management Science, and for presentation at renowned international conferences, including AFA, WFA, and AEA. He is a recipient of the 2014 Jack Treynor Prize, an annual prestigious award sponsored by the Q Group.

Benjamin Segal
Stroz and Spooner Chair in Accounting

Benjamin Segal, PhD, is an associate professor of accounting. His research interests include corporate governance, the information content of financial statements and analyst reports, valuation effects of accounting regulation, goodwill and intangible asset impairment, and earnings management. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and has appeared in leading journals including Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Investing, and European Accounting Review. His teaching interests include financial reporting and the analysis of financial information.

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