New Faculty Members Join the School of Business for Fall 2022

9.15.2022 Article, Business Analytics, Center for Analytics Impact, Faculty News, Finance, News Release, School News
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The Wake Forest University School of Business welcomed six new full-time faculty members for the 2022-2023 academic year.

“We are honored to have these six new scholars join the Wake Forest School of Business community as full-time faculty members,” said Dean Annette Ranft. “Each brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will enrich our students’ learning experiences and contribute to our reputation as a top-tier business school.”



Kate FrearKate Frear, Associate Teaching Professor, Organizational Behavior, earned a Ph.D. in organizational science from UNC Charlotte. Prior to Wake Forest, Frear served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Management at Southern Methodist University and an Assistant Professor of Management at University of South Carolina Upstate. Her research interests include emotional intelligence and soft skills training.



Shannon McKeenShannon McKeen, Professor of the Practice and Executive Director for the Center for Analytics, earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. McKeen has worked as an Adjunct Professor with Wake Forest since 2017, working almost exclusively with the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. Prior to joining Wake Forest, McKeen served as the Executive Director of Strategic Engagement at Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC, Executive Director of the National Consortium for Data Science; and Deputy Director of South Big Data Innovation Hub. His research interests include assurance of learning in project based experiential learning and structured problem solving and team science.


Stacie PetterStacie Petter, Professor of Management Information Systems, earned a Ph.D. in computer information systems from Georgia State University. Before joining Wake Forest, Petter served as the Ben H. Williams Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Her research focuses on how information systems and technology have the potential to generate value and benefits, but also harm, to individuals and organizations. She examines how information technology can be used in the fight against human trafficking and other illicit activity. Petter also performs research related to gamification and online games in organizations and how an individual’s personal identity with information technology can affect how they use technology in personal or business settings.


Tilan TangTilan Tang, Associate Teaching Professor, Finance, earned a Ph.D. in finance from Michigan State University. Prior to Wake Forest, Tang served as a permanent faculty at Temple University and Clemson University for more than 10 years combined, and has been a visiting scholar at University of Georgia and Southern Methodist University. Her research interests include empirical corporate finance and corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions; firm valuation; executive compensation; board of director network; financial policy; and customer-supplier relationships.



Amy WallisAmy Wallis, Teaching Professor, Organizational Behavior, earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Wallis has spent her over 20-year career serving multiple companies as an organizational development consultant, advisor and C-suite executive. She previously served as a Professor of Practice and Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest, strategy consultant in Latin America with The Monitor Company and director of workplace learning and development at American University. She is returning to the School’s permanent faculty after a brief but powerful experience working with a corporate start-up in Charlotte as their Chief Human Resources Officer. Amy consults with organizations in many industries, including travel, high tech, pharmaceutical, professional services, banking and the non-profit sector.


Ali Zeytoon-NejadAli Zeytoon-Nejad, Assistant Teaching Professor, Economics, earned a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University. Zeytoon-Nejad has served as a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor at Wake Forest since 2019. Prior to Wake Forest, he served as a Lecturer at North Carolina State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Elon University. His research interests include economics of risk, insurance, and production; behavioral and experimental economics; applied econometrics, economic systems and comparative economics; and engineering economy and business economics.


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