New Faculty and Electives Introduced for the 2019–2020 Academic Year
The new academic year brings new faculty and electives to expand student perspectives.
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, associate 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
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
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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