New Faculty and Electives Introduced for the 2019–2020 Academic Year

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New Faculty and Electives Introduced for the 2019–2020 Academic Year

The new academic year brings new faculty and electives to expand student perspectives.
October 2, 2019
Stanford GSB students in class at the Knight Management Center. | Elena Zhukova

Stanford Graduate School of Business introduces new faculty members, lecturers, and elective courses to enhance and broaden the student experience.

Students have the opportunity to learn from 125 tenure-line faculty and 132 lecturers. MBA and PhD students began their classes in September, while members of the Stanford MSx Program began their classes in July. Below are the newest members of the faculty.

New Tenure-Line Faculty

Jonathan Atwell, assistant professor of organizational behavior

Gregory Buchak, assistant professor of finance

John D. Kepler, assistant professor of accounting

Jinhwan Kim, assistant professor of accounting

Matteo Maggiori, assistant professor of finance, with tenure

Claudia Robles-Garcia, assistant professor of finance

Jann Spiess, assistant professor of operations, information, and technology

Stephanie Tully, assistant professor of marketing

New Lecturers

Coley Andrews, lecturer in management

Sara Deshpande, lecturer in management

Charles Hudson, lecturer in management

Sarah Hunter, lecturer in management

Brian Jacobs, lecturer in management

Scott Kupor, lecturer in management

H.R. McMaster, lecturer in management

Thomas M. Mertens, lecturer in management

Jim Milligan, lecturer in management

Melissa Thomas-Hunt, lecturer in management

Greg Waldorf, lecturer in management

Donna Wells, lecturer in management

Steve Westly, lecturer in management

New Electives

Stanford GSB also introduces new elective courses each year. MSx and second-year MBA students personalize their educational experience with electives pertaining to their career goals. The new electives offered this year address subjects of topical interest for future business leaders and range from a project-based course allowing students to work on real business challenges to a deep-dive course on designing research methods. Below is a list of the new elective courses.

  • ALP 300: The Founder’s Right Hand: From Inspiration to Launch
  • ALP 3xx:* The Fuzzy Front End of Technology Commercialization
  • ALP 3xx:* Data-Driven Impact
  • GSBGEN 310: The Impact of AI on Productivity and Personal Performance
  • GSBGEN 538: Power in Finance
  • GSBGEN 559: The Policy, Politics, and Economics for Solving Global Warming
  • OB 612: Careers and Organizations
  • OB 684: Full-Cycle Research Design: Combining Qualitative and Experimental Methods to Study Work, Organizations, and Markets
  • POLECON 531: The Future of Cities
  • STRAMGT 202: Strategic Leadership: Crafting and Leading Strategy
  • STRAMGT 205: Strategic Leadership: Creating and Sustaining Growth
  • STRAMGT 524: Longevity: Business Implications and Opportunities
  • STRAMGT 582: Building Strategic Competence: Observations from Battlegrounds Overseas and in Washington, D.C.

*Course numbers and titles pending

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