Faculty Directory

Here, world-ready students learn from world-renowned teacher-scholars.

They’ve earned national and international reputations as business leaders, experts and consultants. They’re authors and scholars. The professors in the classrooms at the Robins School could be in the corner offices of global corporations. But they believe the role of teacher is much more important.

headshot of  Jeffrey  Carlson
Department Chair, Marketing
Associate Professor of Marketing

Specialties:
  • Salesforce Management
  • Advertising Effects
  • Marketing Strategy
Contact:
(804) 287-1852
headshot of  Dean  Croushore
Department Chair, Economics
Rigsby Fellow in Economics
Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Monetary Policy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Real-Time Data Analysis
Contact:
(804) 287-1961
headshot of  John  Earl
Department Chair, Finance
Associate Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • Alternative Assets
  • Portfolio and Investment
  • Corporate Finance
Contact:
(804) 289-8589
headshot of  Amit  Eynan
Department Chair, Analytics & Operations
Professor of Analytics & Operations
Contact:
(804) 287-1867
headshot of  Mickey  Quiñones
Dean
Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Individual and Organizational Development
  • Strategic Management of Human Capital
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
Contact:
(804) 289-8549
headshot of  Maura  Alexander
Instructor of Finance

Specialties:
  • Equity Analysis and Valuation
  • Financial Modeling
Contact:
(804) 287-6497
headshot of  Andrew  Alwood
Lecturer of Economics

Specialties:
  • Business Ethics
  • Ethics and Economics
Contact:
(804) 289-1761
headshot of  Tom  Arnold
Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Securities
  • Econometrics
  • Finance Pedagogy
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Practitioner Issues
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Small Business Management
Contact:
(804) 287-6399
headshot of  Olivia  Aronson
Associate Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Start-ups
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
Contact:
(804) 289-8596
headshot of  Marina  Astakhova
Associate Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Work Passion
  • Person-Environment Fit
  • Cross-Cultural Research
  • Economic Inequality
Contact:
(804) 662-3143
headshot of  Ashley  Austin
Associate Professor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Fraudulent Financial Reporting
  • Auditor Judgement & Decision-Making
Contact:
(804) 287-6645
headshot of  Nancy  Bagranoff
Professor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Budgets and Fiscal Responsibility
  • Accounting and Business Education
  • Cybersecurity
Contact:
(804) 289-8551
headshot of  William  Bergman
Instructor in Marketing

Specialties:
  • Advertising, Digital Marketing, Branding
  • Publishing, Sales Management
Contact:
(804) 662-3164
headshot of  Deniz  Besik
Assistant Professor of Analytics & Operations

Specialties:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Network Economics of Supply Chains
  • Perishable Food Supply Chain Management
Contact:
(804) 289-1798
headshot of  Doug  Bosse
Associate Dean for International Business Programs
Professor of Management
The David Meade White Jr. Chair in Business

Specialties:
  • Business & Corporate Strategy
  • Stakeholder Strategy
  • Innovation Management Strategy Consulting
  • Value Creation in Interfirm Relationships
Contact:
(804) 287-1922
headshot of  Xingxing  Chen
Assistant Professor of Analytics & Operations

Specialties:
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Algorithms
Contact:
(804) 289-8955
headshot of  Cindy  Conn
Instructor of Business Communications

Specialties:
  • Business Communication
  • Professional Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Document Design
Contact:
(804) 289-8259
headshot of  Mitch  Conover
Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • International Finance
  • Investments
Contact:
(804) 287-1921
headshot of  Ed  Cook
Lecturer of Analytics & Operations
Contact:
headshot of  Richard  Coughlan
Associate Professor of Management
Paul Clikeman Teaching Fellow

Specialties:
  • Business Ethics
  • Negotiations
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Hotel Industry
  • Management Education
Contact:
(804) 289-8556
headshot of  Erik  Craft
Associate Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)

Specialties:
  • Economic History of Weather Information
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Traffic Citations
Contact:
(804) 287-6573
headshot of  Chad  Curtis
Associate Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Economic Growth
  • Macroeconomics
Contact:
(804) 289-1765
Lecturer of Economics
Visiting Lecturer of Mathematics
Contact:
headshot of  Patricio  Duran
Associate Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Global Strategy
  • International Business Environment
  • Emerging Markets
  • Family Business
  • Latin America Businesses
  • Applied Meta-Analysis
Contact:
headshot of  Art  Durnev
Professor of Finance
Patricia A. and George W. Wellde Jr. Distinguished Chair in Finance

Specialties:
  • Climate Finance
  • Disaster Risk
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Accounting
Contact:
(804) 287-1269
headshot of  Joseph  Farizo
Assistant Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Advisors
Contact:
(804) 289-8565
headshot of  Jordyn  Farizo
Visiting Instructor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Taxation
Contact:
(804) 287-6068
Visiting Instructor
Contact:
(804) 287-1247
headshot of  Dale  Fickett
Instructor of Entrepreneurship

Specialties:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
Contact:
(804) 335-7198
headshot of  Durga  Gautam
Visiting Lecturer

Specialties:
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Poverty and Inequality
Contact:
(804) 287-1237
headshot of  Marshall  Geiger
The CSX Chair in Management and Accounting
Professor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Accounting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
Contact:
(804) 287-1923
headshot of  Neeraja  Gupta
Assistant Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Gender Economics
  • Labor Economics
Contact:
headshot of  Kevin  Hallock
President and Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Labor Economics
  • Compensation Design
  • Executive Compensation
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Labor Market Discrimination
  • Disability in Labor Markets
Contact:
(804) 289-8100
headshot of  Timothy  Hamilton
Associate Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Environmental Economics
  • Non-Market Valuation
Contact:
(804) 287-1815
headshot of  Alex  Hamrick
Assistant Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Leisure Crafting
  • Stress & Well-being
  • Psychological Resources
Contact:
headshot of  Sara  Hanson
Associate Professor of Marketing
Director of Spider Business Hub

Specialties:
  • Customer-to-Customer Interactions
  • Innovations in Service Technology
  • Retail Promotions
  • Corporate Perceptions & Sustainability
Contact:
(804) 289-1776
headshot of  Jeff  Harrison
W. David Robbins Chair of Strategic Management
Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Strategic Management
  • Stakeholder Theory
  • Business Ethics
Contact:
(804) 287-1920
headshot of  Timothy  Hayes
Instructor of Economics
Contact:
headshot of  Craig  Heinicke
Visiting Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Teaching: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Economic History
  • Research: Economic History, Economics of Institutions
Contact:
(804) 287-6355
headshot of  Violet  Ho
Department Chair, Management
The E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Business
Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Work Passion
  • Employment and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Social Networks
Contact:
(804) 289-8567
headshot of  Joe Ben  Hoyle
Associate Professor of Accounting
Accounting Teaching Fellow

Specialties:
  • Accounting
Contact:
(804) 289-8594
headshot of  Carlos  Hurtado
Assistant Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Urban Economics
  • Public Finance
Contact:
(804) 287-1801
headshot of  Monika  Kukar-Kinney
The F. Carlyle Tiller Chair in Business
Professor of Marketing

Specialties:
  • Retailing and Pricing
  • Impact of Internet on Consumer Behavior
  • Compulsive Consumer Behavior
  • Market Research and Analysis
Contact:
(804) 287-1880
headshot of  Abdullah  Kumas
Associate Professor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Archival Capital Markets
  • Institutional Investors Trading
  • Corporate Disclosures
  • Auditing
  • Insider Trading
  • Trading Volume
  • Behavioral Finance
  • International Taxation
  • Investment
Contact:
(804) 289-1762
headshot of  Tenace  Kwaku Setor
Assistant Professor of Analytics & Operations

Specialties:
  • Data Analytics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Machine Learning
  • Health Informatics
Contact:
(804) 662-3166
headshot of  Dana  Lascu
Professor of Marketing

Specialties:
  • Marketing Research
  • International Marketing
Contact:
(804) 289-8586
headshot of  Maia  Linask
Associate Professor of Economics
Robins Teaching Fellow

Specialties:
  • International Trade
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Industrial Organization
Contact:
(804) 287-6520
headshot of  Summer  Liu
Assistant Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Executive Compensation
  • State Ownership
  • Venture Capital
Contact:
(804) 289-8623
headshot of  Aslan  Lotfi
Assistant Professor of Analytics & Operations

Specialties:
  • Information Technology
  • Data Analytics
Contact:
(804) 287-6385
headshot of  Shakun Datta  Mago
Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Jennings Chair in Business

Specialties:
  • Industrial Organization
  • Game Theory
  • Experimental Economics
Contact:
(804) 287-6631
headshot of  Adam  Marquardt
Associate Professor of Marketing

Specialties:
  • Branding
  • Brand Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Contact:
(804) 289-8960
headshot of  Cassandra  Marshall
Associate Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Director Incentives
  • Executive Compensation
Contact:
(804) 287-1851
headshot of  Thomas  Mattson
Associate Professor of Analytics & Operations

Specialties:
  • Electronic Networks of Practice
  • Feedback Systems
  • Social Media
  • Behavioral Information Security
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
Contact:
(804) 287-6895
headshot of  Kayleigh  McCrary
Assistant Professor of Economics
Contact:
headshot of  KimMarie  McGoldrick
Professor of Economics
The E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Business

Specialties:
  • Economic Education
  • Pedagogy
Contact:
(804) 289-8575
headshot of  M. Saif Mehkari
Associate Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Business Cycles
Contact:
(804) 289-8574
headshot of  Mishita  Mehra
Assistant Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Immigration
Contact:
headshot of  Joel  Mier
Lecturer of Marketing

Specialties:
  • Customer Centricity
  • Innovation
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Sales Effectiveness
Contact:
(804) 662-3043
headshot of  Christine A. Mihelcic
Assistant Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Identity
  • Stigma
  • Disability
  • Diversity
  • Social Entrepreneurship
Contact:
(804) 287-1821
Visiting Instructor

Specialties:
  • Business Law
Contact:
(202) 258-3130
headshot of  James  Monks
Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Economics of Education
Contact:
(804) 287-1959
headshot of  Michelle Amy Montague-Mfuni
Assistant Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Strategy
  • International Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Cross-border collaboration
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • African Investment
Contact:
(804) 289-8560
headshot of  David  North
Associate Professor of Finance
Director: Center for Active Business Education (CABE)

Specialties:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Investment
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Modeling
  • Investments
  • Management Turnover
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Contact:
(804) 287-1938
headshot of  Daniel  Paik
Associate Professor of Accounting
Contact:
(804) 289-8573
headshot of  Robert  Pawlewicz
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Audit Quality
  • Auditor Fees
  • The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
Contact:
(804) 289-8707
headshot of  Alexander  Persaud
Assistant Professor of Economics
Contact:
(804) 289-8576
headshot of  Randy  Raggio
Professor of Marketing

Specialties:
  • Branding
  • Brand Equity Theory and Measurement
  • Brand Authenticity
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Gratitude in Marketing
Contact:
(804) 289-8593
headshot of  Binish  Rijal
Assistant Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Environmental Economics
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Environmental Regulations
Contact:
(804) 289-8673
headshot of  Michel  Robe
Professor of Finance
The Patricia A. and George W. Wellde, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Finance
Contact:
(804) 287-6589
headshot of  Raika  Sadeghein
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Contact:
(804) 287-6311
headshot of  Abbie  Sadler
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Contact:
804-289-8569
headshot of  Dave  Soule
Lecturer of Economics

Specialties:
  • Data Science, Analytics, & Visualization
  • Bayesian Statistical Analysis
  • Legislative Redistricting Methods
  • Forecasting
  • Operations Management
Contact:
(804) 338-7182
headshot of  Melissa  Spencer
Assistant Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Gender Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Crime Economics
Contact:
headshot of  Trey  Sutton
Associate Professor of Management

Specialties:
  • Strategic Management
  • Nonmarket Strategy
  • Environmental Sustainability
Contact:
(804) 287-6471
headshot of  Andrew  Szakmary
Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Momentum and Contrarian Strategies
  • Calendar Anomalies
  • Volatility Prediction
Contact:
(804) 289-8251
headshot of  Shital  Thekdi
Associate Professor of Analytics & Operations
Director of Assessment and Accreditation

Specialties:
  • Risk Management, Uncertainty Analysis
  • Operations Research
Contact:
(804) 289-1763
headshot of  Steve  Thompson
Professor of Analytics & Operations

Specialties:
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Data Analytics
Contact:
(804) 287-6643
headshot of  Nancy  Tran
Assistant Professor of Finance

Specialties:
  • Municipal Bond Market
  • Climate Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
Contact:
(804) 289-8559
headshot of  Joyce  van der Laan Smith
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs
Professor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Financial Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
Contact:
(804) 287-6811
headshot of  Valaria  Vendrzyk
Department Chair, Accounting
Associate Professor of Accounting
Contact:
(804) 287-1832
headshot of  Andrea  Waddle
Associate Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
Contact:
(804) 662-3165
headshot of  Darrell  Walden
Associate Professor of Accounting

Specialties:
  • Accounting (accounting education, financial, tax, managerial, AIS, and cost)
Contact:
(804) 289-8577
headshot of  Jonathan  Whitaker
Professor of Analytics & Operations

Specialties:
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
Contact:
(804) 287-6524
headshot of  Jonathan  Wight
Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • Ethics and Economics
  • Economic Development
Contact:
(804) 289-8570
Visiting Lecturer

Specialties:
  • Macroeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Health
Contact:
headshot of  Ge  Wu
Assistant Professor of Finance
Contact:
(804) 287-6309
headshot of  Tom  Zylkin
Associate Professor of Economics

Specialties:
  • International Trade
  • International Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
Contact: