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Recognizing Accomplishments of Carey Business School Leadership and Faculty

Dean Bernard T. Ferrari announced last May that then-assistant professors Brian Gunia, Mario Macis, Jian Ni, and Meng Zhu were each being promoted by the Carey Business School Academic Board to the rank of associate professor. Macis and Ni joined the Carey faculty in 2010. Gunia and Zhu arrived in 2011.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Kathleen Sutcliffe and Paul Ferraro were among 13 prominent academicians, practitioners, and artists who took part in a summer residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in northern Italy. The goal of the month-long residency, the foundation said, was “to engage in a dialogue about how human behavior can inform and advance efforts to build resilience and more inclusive economies.” Both Sutcliffe and Ferraro held the title “academic writing resident.” In addition, Ferraro served last March as the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies at the University of Cambridge in England. And last April, he delivered the Jenner Memorial Lecture of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. His topic was “Environmental Problems are Human Problems: Insights from the Behavioral Sciences.”

Professor Federico Bandi and Associate Professor Ricard Gil received Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. The honors, given each year to outstanding faculty members across Johns Hopkins University, were presented to Bandi and Gil on May 17 at the Carey Business School’s spring commencement.

 Associate Professor Ravi Aron was the keynote speaker at a management forum organized by the Thai Management Association. The topic was “Moving from Supply Chains to Demand Chains: How Technology Is Reinventing Global Supply Chains.” The forum was held in July in Bangkok, Thailand.

Associate Professor Brian Gunia and Assistant Professor Colleen Stuart received the Faculty Recognition Award in spring 2016 from students in the MBA/Master of Public Health program offered jointly by the Carey Business School and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Associate Professor Mario Macis and Assistant Professor Emilia Simeonova of the Carey Business School were among Johns Hopkins faculty members named this past summer as recipients of prestigious awards from the university. Macis received a Discovery Award, which funds research projects conducted jointly by faculty from various divisions of Johns Hopkins. With Associate Professor Aaron Tobian and Assistant Professor Patricia Brunker, both of the School of Medicine, Macis will work on a project titled “Understanding Motivators and Barriers to Blood Donation in Minorities: A Pilot Randomized Trial with the American Red Cross.” Theirs was one of 24 cross-divisional teams of Johns Hopkins researchers to be recognized in this round of Discovery Awards. The teams could apply for grants of up to $150,000. The university considered applications from more than 160 research teams. Simeonova, like Macis an economist, was one of 34 early-career Johns Hopkins faculty members named to receive a Catalyst Award, which includes a $75,000 grant. More than 100 researchers applied for the award. In 2015, the inaugural year for both honors, Macis won a Catalyst Award.

Associate Professor Jian Ni has been selected as one of the 2017 Marketing Science Institute Young Scholars. This biennial award is given to the most promising young scholars (those who have received their doctorates within the past three to seven years) in the field of marketing. Ni and about 20 other awardees will gather this January in Park City, Utah, to discuss their work and perhaps investigate research collaborations. (In 2015, Associate Professor Hyeongmin “Christian” Kim was an MSI Young Scholar.)

Assistant Professor Tinglong Dai was selected last April as a member of the editorial review board of Production and Operations Management.

Assistant Professor Nicola Fusari served as organizer of a conference titled “The Role of Derivatives in Asset Pricing,” held June 4 at the Carey Business School’s Harbor East campus. The Carey School and AQR Capital Management co-sponsored the event, which brought together leading researchers to discuss theoretical and empirical developments in the use of derivatives in asset pricing. Professor Federico Bandi, Assistant Professors Wei Li and Zhaogang Song of Carey, as well as Fusari, were on the program committee.

Assistant Professor Alessandro Rebucci was appointed faculty research fellow of the Program in International Finance and Macroeconomics at the National Bureau of Economic Research last May.

The Black & Decker Research Fund annually provides up to four grants to Carey Business School faculty members. Last May, Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research Valerie Suslow announced this year’s recipients, each of whom was awarded $2,500. The faculty members and their respective projects are Assistant Professors Jacob Cosman and Luis Quintero, “Understanding the Production of New Housing”; Assistant Professor Roman Galperin, with Associate Professor Olenka Kacperzcyk of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and doctoral candidate Kyle Albert of Cornell University, “Perception and Adoption of Occupational Licensure by Entrepreneurs: The Case of U.S. Tax Preparation Industry”; Associate Professor Brian Gunia, “The Sleep Trap: Do Sleep Problems Encourage Entrepreneurship but Hurt Entrepreneurs?,” and Assistant Professor Stacey Lee, “Putting Compassion in Compassionate Use: A Framework for Companies.”

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