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Syracuse University’s Whitman School Welcomes New Faculty


Syracuse University’s  Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Whitman School) has added three faculty members to its team for the 2018-19 academic year.

Robert Arscott is an assistant professor of finance whose research primarily concerns the interaction of corporations and debt capital markets, with an emphasis on highly leveraged syndicated lending. His interests extend to topics in real estate investment, leasing and banking. At the Whitman School, he will be teaching courses in real estate and finance during the upcoming fall semester. Prior to his academic career, he worked in investment banking operations at UBS AG, and as an acquisitions associate for a private equity real estate fund in London, United Kingdom. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

Suho Han is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship whose research focuses on examining the internal dynamics within angel investor networks and how processes in these networks evolve over time. Through his research, Han explores how ventures are evaluated and funded in the context of diverse, voluntary organizations by focusing on the coordination processes among angels in their networks. Other research interests center on examining how founding teams with family members establish trust with outside parties to acquire key resources and case study methods. Professor Han received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.

Minjung Kwon is an assistant professor of marketing, whose research interests focuses on quantitate marketing and empirical industrial organization, including forward-looking consumer choices, dynamic structural models and marketing of products with seasonal demands. She earned a Ph.D. in quantitative marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business after receiving her master of arts in quantitative methods and social sciences from Columbia University. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Professor Kwon also has industry experience, working for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

David Lucas joins the entrepreneurship faculty as a postdoctoral research fellow within the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES). He was a visiting Ph.D. student with IES during the 2017-18 academic year. He recently received the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grant to fund his research, which focuses on the political and social conditions that enable and constrain entrepreneurial action. A current project investigates how the policies of national and state governments interact to influence entrepreneurs’ ability to create jobs. He earned master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from George Mason University.

In addition, two current faculty members were promoted. Alexander McKelvie was promoted to professor of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, and Julie Neiderhoff was promoted to associate professor, with tenure, of supply chain management.

About the Whitman School

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University inspires students for a world of accelerating change. Offering B.S., MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Whitman School’s faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. To learn more about the Whitman School of Management, visit Whitman.syr.edu.

About Syracuse University

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families. To learn more about Syracuse University, visit syracuse.edu.