Faculty Associates

 Adomza-Gordon-194x199 Gordon K. Adomdza 
Teaching Associate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation 

Dr. Adomdza's research interests are in the areas of micro-level entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship, with a developing interest in sustainable business models for social entrepreneurship. 

  Todd Alessandri 
Associate Professor of Strategy 

Professor Alessandri’s research explores the intersection of strategic management and financial theory, particularly around strategic investments. Current research projects focus on the drivers and outcomes of business and international diversification, with emphasis on the effects of ownership structures and real options. Professor Alessandri teaches several strategy-related courses including Strategy in Action (undergraduate), Strategic Decisions for Growth (graduate), Strategic Decisions in Times of Uncertainty (graduate), and Global Markets (graduate). 

   
Nicholas Athanassiou 
Associate Professor, International Business Group Coordinator, Academic Director of Bachelor of Science in International Business 

Professor Athanassiou’s research interests are (1) in international business strategy with a focus on the international business capabilities of top management teams, (2) on global innovation processes, and (3) on knowledge acquisition and transfer issues. 

   
Ramaiya Balachandra 
Professor of Information, Operations and Analysis 

Professor Balachandra’s research interests include outsourcing and offshoring technology, project management, R&D management, new product development, and technological forecasting.

   
Elitsa Banalieva 
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Professor Banalieva’s research focuses on the regional/global strategies, internationalization-performance, and strategic alliances and divestments of multinational firms. Professor Banalieva’s teaching interests include conducting interactive, team-based, and cross-cultural simulations and video case studies to illustrate the complexities of doing business in an international context. 

   
Allan W. Bird 
Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business 

Professor Bird has spent nine years researching the challenges facing today’s global leaders. He is currently researching the expert cognition in global leaders and the impact of intercultural capacity on global leader effectiveness. He teaches courses on Cultural Aspects of International Business and Living and Working Abroad. 

 Born-Jeffery-194x199 Jeffery A. Born 
Professor of Finance, Co-Director, Executive MBA Program 

Professor Born has taught investments/portfolio management, corporate finance, and most recently international finance. Much of his research has focused on security market reactions to new information, particularly the response of share prices to changes in dividend policy. 

   
Christopher Bosso 
Associate Dean of the School of and Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Professor of Political Science
   
James Boyer  
Executive Professor and Assistant Academic Specialist, Accounting
 Oscar Brookins
 
Oscar Brookins 
Associate Professor, Monetary Economics 

Oscar T. Brookins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University, Boston, where his areas of interest are Money and Finance, Macroeconomics, Urban Economic Policies, and the economies of Turkey and Cyprus. He has previously held positions at the Universities of Ghana, Tanzania, Notre Dame, SUNY College at Buffalo and Virginia State University. In recent years he has taught at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Turkish North Cyprus. He has published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Studies, American Economist, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and several other journals. He holds an AB degree in Mathematics from DePauw University, an MA in Economics from Northeastern University and the Ph.D. in Economics from State University of New York at Buffalo.

 W. Paul Chiou
 
W Paul Chiou 
Assistant Professor, Finance

Professor Chiou's current research interests include international finance; portfolio management, financial institution management, law and finance, and risk management. He has primary teaching interests in International Finance, Investments, Bank Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Financial Management. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Dr. Chiou held faculty position and has taught various finance courses at graduate and undergraduate levels at Central Michigan University, Shippensburg University, Rutgers University, and the others. He was a Research Specialist for Information Research and Credit at the Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank, Ltd in Taipei, Taiwan. Professor Chiou currently serves as an Associate Editor for Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. He was interviewed by media such as the Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, DC for the issues of Asian financial markets numerous times.

   
William Crittenden 
Senior Associate Dean, Dean of Faculty and Professor of Strategy 

Strategic Management; Business Strategy; Planning & Implementation; Managing Nonprofit Organizations; Global Corporate Citizenship (e.g., governance, social responsibility, sustainability, social entrepreneurship); Market Entry Strategies; Decision making; Family businesses; Business education; Faculty administration & evaluation.

   
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra 
Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University in the USA. He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another from the University of Salamanca. He studies the internationalization of companies, with a special interest in emerging market multinationals. He also analyzes governance issues, with a special interest in corruption in international business. He is the reviewing editor of Journal of International Business Studies and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Management Division at the Academy of Management. For more information please visit www.cuervo-cazurra.com.

   
Kamran Dadkhah 
Associate Professor, Economics 

Kamran M. Dadkhah is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Northeastern University, Boston, where his areas of interest are econometrics, macroeconomics, international economics, and Middle Eastern economies. Previous positions have included Senior Economist, Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.; Senior Economist, Development and Investment Bank of Iran; and Director of Planometrics and General Economy Bureau, Plan and Budget Organization of Iran. He has published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Political Economy, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Applied Economics, Middle Eastern Studies, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Empirical Economics, and Mathematical and Computer Modelling. He holds a BA degree in Economics from Tehran University, MA and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Indiana University, and an MS degree in Mathematics from Northeastern University. 

 Dan Danielsen Dan Danielsen
Associate Dean for Academic Affiars, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, LLM and International Programs.

Professor Danielsen is a legal scholar who spent many years as an international business lawyer. He teaches Corporations, Law and Development, International Business Regulation, International Law and Conflict of Laws. Professor Danielsen’s research explores the complex role of the business firm in global governance. 

   
Luis Dau 
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Professor Dau's research and teaching interests include global strategy, emerging market firms, institutional change, pro-market reforms, business groups, firm performance, and culture. 

  Adeneken (Nick) Dedeke
Lecturer of Supply Chain and Information Management 

Professor Dedeke’s teaching interests include: management information systems, operations management, innovation in IT, and statistics. He has research interests in the areas of inventory management in retailing; application of operations management to services industries; information, process, and service quality issues; and adaptation of technology and process improvement approaches in service industries.

 Deritis-Anthony-194x199 Anthony de Ritis 
Professor and Chair, Music Department; Joint Appointment to Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group 

Creative Practice and Innovation; Interactive Real-Time Performance Systems; Music Composition and Sound Design; Online/Distance Learning 

Hua Dong
 
Hua Dong 
Academic Specialist, World Languages Center

She is currently the coordinator of the Chinese program there. Hua teaches courses on Chinese language and culture, and has also developed and led Chinese Language “Dialogue of Civilizations” in China.

 Dunlap-Denise-194x199 Denise Dunlap
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Professor Dunlap's primary research interests are (1) in international strategy with a focus on subsidiary knowledge transfer and capabilities, (2) on global innovation and entrepreneurship and (3) international cross-cultural management including emerging markets. Specifically, she is interested in cross-national knowledge transfer practices and how they affect firm-level innovation and entrepreneurship for small and large firms. She is currently teaching courses on international business and corporate social responsibility. 

   
Kimberly Eddleston 
Riesman Research Professor and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Professor Eddleston is widely published in the field of entrepreneurship. She has won multiple awards for her research on family businesses as well as women entrepreneurs and managers. She has helped many students successfully join their family's firms and has also assisted students in the launch of their own enterprises. Professor Eddleston has taught multiple entrepreneurship courses including Family Business Management and Small Business Management. She has also developed a small business consulting project curriculum that has been featured at several entrepreneurship conferences.

 Denise Garcia Denise Garcia
Sandeleer Research Faculty Associate, Professor of International Security and Negotiation   

Professor Garcia’s research is at the intersection of security and international law.  She is interested in the formation of new international norms and agreements regarding key challenges to global governance, in particular disarmament and arms control. She is a member of the Academic Council of the United Nations, the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, and a supporting member of the Arms Control Association.

   
Denise Horn 
Assistant Professor of International Affairs 

Transnational Activism, Feminist International Relations, International Relations Theory, Democratization and Civil Society

   
Kimberly Jones 
Academic Specialist, International Affairs, Department of Political Science 

Terrorism and counterterrorism, political violence, conflict, national security and foreign policy with an emphasis on the U.S., U.K., Afghanistan, Russia and the Caucasus, as well the Middle East. 

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Jayant Kale 
Philip R. McDonald Chair Professor of Finance

Professor Kale’s research is on topics in corporate finance and mutual fund investing. His recent research in these areas examines the role of product market considerations and agent incentives in the financial policies of corporations and the investment decisions of mutual funds. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, and PhD course in Corporate Finance and undergraduate and MBA courses in International Finance.


   
Raymond Kinnunen 
Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Professor Kinnunen’s research interests are in the areas of corporate strategy, management control systems, and technology-oriented small businesses. In addition to teaching at Northeastern University, he has taught in advanced management programs at INCAE in Central America and IMEDE in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Kinnunen has also conducted seminars on Designing Case Competitions and Teaching Teams the Fundamentals of Case Analysis Competitions at Northeastern University and recently at the Stockholm School of Economics. 

   
Karthik Krishnan 
Assisstant Professor of Finance and Insurance 

Professor Krishnan's research focuses on Empirical Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Investment Banking, Universal Banking, Securities Issuance, IPO, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Corporate Governance. He has teaching interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Investments, Financial Institutions, and Capital Markets. 

   
Anna Lamin 
Assistant Professor of Strategy 

Finalist for Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar, Academy of International Business. (June 28, 2008). 

   
Harry Lane 
Professor of International Business and Director, Institute of Global Innovation Management 

Professor Lane's research interests are in intercultural management and diversity management as well as in organizational learning and strategic renewal. He teaches courses in Cross-Cultural Management, Valuing and Managing Diversity, and Organizational Renewal and Change. He is certified in the use of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) 

   
Felicia G. Lassk 
Faculty Coordinator for the Evening MBA, Associate Professor of Marketing 

Professor Lassk’s research interests include customer orientation, salesperson job involvement, emotional intelligence, and measurement issues. Her teaching interests include marketing research and professional selling. 

   
Cynthia Lee 
2006-08 Walsh Professor, Professor of Management and Organizational Development 

Professor Lee teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior, International Management, Organizational behavior in co-op settings, and Leadership in diverse and multicultural environments. She has taught Ph.D. seminars on employment relationships at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Lee initiated the consulting project at the graduate level, and her initiative has been adopted and integrated in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business’ graduate program. She has also started a fundraising class project, which teaches students various leadership and team-work related skills, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Professor Lee's research interests include leading change and innovation, performance management, understanding the changing nature of employment relationships including psychological contracts and of job insecurity.

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Duane Lefevre 
Marketing and Management Lecturer 

Mr. Lefevre teaches and consults on Working Across Cultures with an emphasis on India and other emerging markets. He has worked with Fortune 100 companies in the Finance, Manufacturing, High Tech and Pharma sectors in Europe, North America and Asia. He has led Northeastern Dialogue of Civilization programs to South Africa and India.

 Hope Lewis Hope Lewis
Faculty Director Global Legal Studies and Professor of Law 

Professor Lewis is Faculty Director of Global Legal Studies and a founder of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE). An internationally recognized legal scholar and commentator on human rights, she co-authored the textbook Human Rights & the Global Marketplace: Economic, Social, and Cultural Dimensions (Brill, 2005). She is a founding co-chair of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) International Disability Rights Interest Group and served on the ASIL executive council between 2010 and 2013. She now serves on the board of governors of the Society of American Law Teachers and the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups.

   
Grigorios Livanis 
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Professor Livanis has research and teaching interests in the areas of Applied Econometrics, Firm Theory and Management, International Economics, Financial Economics, and Information and Uncertainty. 

   
Maria Jose Luengo-Prado 
Associate Professor, Macroeconomics, Consumption, Savings 

Professor Luengo-Prado's research interests include Macroeconomics (both theoretical and applied) and Public Economics. Her research to date has focused on understanding households' consumption and saving decisions under uncertainty and the effect of these decisions on the broader economy. 

   
Daniel J. McCarthy 
Alan S. McKim and Richard A. D'Amore Distinguished Professor of Global Management and Innovation; Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Professor McCarthy is teaching mainly in the High Tech MBA program in the areas of Innovation, Business Plans, Strategy, and Corporate growth. His research is primarily in international business and entrepreneurship with an emphasis on Russia. 

   
Edward F. McDonough III 
Professor, International Business and International Innovation Management and Co-Director, Executive MBA Program 

Professor McDonough’s research has focused on executing innovation strategies, managing global new product development, and managing global new product development teams. He is currently engaged in a global study whose aim is to learn about how companies can maximize the return on their innovation investment, the role a company’s innovation strategy plays in providing sustainable competitive advantage, and the capabilities that companies need in order to effectively execute their innovation strategy. Professor McDonough has already begun to collect data from companies in both developed and emerging economies including China, Taiwan, as well as US firms.

   
Marc Meyer 
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Director, The High Technology MBA, Matthews Distinguished University Professor 

Professor Meyer is widely published in the field of product, service, and business model innovation and has worked with industry leaders in computing, industrial products, and consumer products around the world. He has also taken a leadership role in developing new methods for teaching entrepreneurship and has helped numerous students start their own ventures. Dr. Meyer is a Director of the High Tech MBA Programs and is the founder of D'Amore-McKim School of Business’ Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.

   
Valentine M. Moghadam 
Director, International Affairs Program, Professor of Sociology 

Research Interests: Globalization; Development; Social movements and transnational activism; transnational feminist networks; political sociology of the Middle East and North Africa. 

   
Susan Montgomery 
Executive Professor of Law and Business 

Professor Montgomery's interests are in the areas of intellectual property (IP) and business transactions, with an emphasis on IP assets, international IP strategies, and business transactions. She also teaches law school courses on trademark law and practice, international IP laws and practice, and business transactions practice.

   
Jay Mulki 
Assistant Professor, Marketing Group, Renfro Fellow 

Professor Mulki’s primary research interests are in the areas of business ethics, services marketing, personal selling, and sales management. Professor Mulki has taught undergraduate classes in International Marketing and Introduction to Marketing, and graduate classes in International Marketing, Services Marketing and Marketing Strategy.

 Suzanne Ogden Suzanne Ogden
Professor and Interim Chair

Professor Ogden's area of study includes Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Democratization and Development in China; International Relations, US-China Relations, US Policy Towards Asia

   
Nikos Passas 
Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice 

Nikos Passas is Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. His law degree is from the Univ. of Athens (LL.B.), his Master’s from the University of Paris-Paris II (D.E.A.) and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Athens Bar (Greece). He is fluent in 6 languages and plays classical guitar. 

   
Sheila M. Puffer 
Walsh Research Professor and Cherry Family Senior Fellow of International Business 

Professor Puffer has research and teaching interests in international business and management and entrepreneurship, with emphasis on Russia

   
Samuel Rabino 
Professor of Marketing and Research Associate, Dipartimento di Studi Aziendali, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope 

Professor Rabino’s research interests include new product announcements, intellectual property strategies for global marketers, new global segmentation methodology, and the process of internationalization of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

   
Ravi Ramamurti 
D'Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor of International Business and Director, Center for Emerging Markets 

Professor Ramamurti does research and consulting on corporate strategy and business-government relations in emerging economies. He is currently researching the internationalization strategies of multinationals from Emerging Markets. He teaches courses on the global business environment and global strategy. 

   
Christopher Robertson 
Associate Professor, International Business; McCarthy Family Research Fellow; Faculty Coordinator for Full-time MBA Program 

Professor Robertson's primary research interest is in cross-cultural management. Specifically, he is interested in ethical, behavioral, and strategic differences across borders. Professor Robertson has expertise in Latin America and he has spent considerable time in Peru, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador among other countries. Professor Robertson has taught the Full-time MBA required Global Management course for many years. He also teaches undergraduate international business as well as a graduate seminars on global business ethics and corporate citizenship. Professor Robertson has led study abroad courses to Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil for Northeastern MBA students.

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Kirsten Rodine Hardy 
Assistant Professor   

Professor Hardy's areas of study are Comparative/International Political Economy, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Europe. All her classes include some kind of experiential education, including Model UN simulations and country policy presentations.

 Sonia Rolland Sonia Elise Rolland
Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director, LLM and International Programs. 

Professor Rolland's writings focus on the legal framework for sustainable and socio-economic development in international economic law. Her research interests include public international law, international trade law, international environmental law and energy regulation. She teaches Public International Law, International Trade Law, International Business Transactions and Cross-Border Civil Litigation.

   
Alexandra V. Roth 
Lecturer and Executive Professor, International Business and Strategy 

Dr. Roth teaches courses in International Business Management, Cultural Aspects of International Business, Managing the Global Enterprise, International Business and Global Social Responsibility, and Executive development. Her research interests are cross-cultural management, gender studies, globalization and cultural change, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and socially responsible investments (SRI).

   
Ravi Sarathy 
Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Professor Sarathy's major research and teaching interests are in international business and global strategy, industrial policy, global infrastructure, and the airline and computer software industries. 

   
Gavin Shatkin 
Associate Professor, Public Policy & Architecture 

Professor Shatkin has a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs (75%) and the School of Architecture (25%). His research focuses primarily on globalization and urban poverty in Southeast Asian cities. He is the author of Collective Action and Urban Poverty Alleviation: Community Organizations and the Struggle for Shelter in Manila. He has published articles in a number of journals, including Urban Studies, Environment and Planning, The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Cities, and the International Development Planning Review.


   
Dennis Shaughnessy 
Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Professor Shaughnessy's teaching interests arise from more than twenty years of experience in the following areas: innovation and entrepreneurship; corporate venturing; strategic planning for globalization; mergers & acquisitions; intellectual property; compliance, governance and ethics; and corporate social responsibility. Prior to working as manager and later senior executive in both a Fortune 500 company and a successful life sciences growth company, he worked as a public servant in national government, and as a lawyer in a large corporate practice. Most recently, his work has focused in the emerging field of global social entrepreneurship, and more specifically in how business can contribute to the alleviation of poverty through innovative new “high impact” social enterprises. In addition to teaching undergraduates and graduate students, he teaches executive education in enterprise growth, mergers and acquisitions, strategic intellectual property, and management of life sciences enterprises. 

   
H. David Sherman 
Professor of Accounting 

Professor Sherman's research has long focused on financial reporting, performance measurement/management, and financial literacy issues facing corporate management and Boards of Directors in global businesses. He also actively studies methods to improve productivity in health care, financial services, and other service organizations. His current research focuses on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) impact on managers and investors and Audit committee responsibilities beyond compliance. David is also studying governance issues related to Chinese entrepreneurial businesses that have equities traded on US markets, identifying the paths that increase their likelihood of achieving founder and investor goals. He is an expert on developing and using financial and non-financial measures to evaluate and manage performance. Professor Sherman teaches executive and MBA courses in accounting, control, and global financial statement analysis with a focus on contemporary and international shareholder reporting and financial statement analysis, and financial management of high technology, medical technology, financial services, health care, and nonprofit organizations.

 Denis Sullivan Denis Sullivan  
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Director, Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development. 

Professor Sullivan's areas of study includes Comparative Politics, Middle East Studies, Islamism, Egyptian Politics, Arab-Israeli Conflict.

 


Fareena Sultan 
Professor of Marketing 

Professor Sultan's research interests are in the area of Marketing Innovations, Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing and New Media/ Social Media. Her current research interests include Global Mobile Marketing, Digital Marketing and Youth Media Multi-tasking, She teaches courses in Marketing Management, Electronic /Digital Marketing, Mobile Marketing and Marketing Analysis for Technology-based Products and Services.

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Ron Thomas 
Senior Lecturer, International Business 

Dr. Thomas teaches and consults on managerial, social, and ethical implications of globalization, with particular reference to the European Union. He has a special interest in the enrichment of international management education.

 Tita-William-194x199 William Tiga Tita 
Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Dr. Tita's research interests are in exploring the role of the Web in trade development for the emerging economies. His primary teaching interests are professional ethics, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, management, and strategy in the global economy.

   
Berna Turam 
Associate Professor of International Affairs, Dept. of Political Science 

Political sociology, political ethnography, state-society relations, religion and politics, civil society and democratization in the Middle East, Muslim politics and secularism, Islam and gender politics. 

 Un-Annique-194x199 C. Annique Un 
Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy 

Professor Un's research interests include comparing innovativeness of foreign and domestic firms, how R&D investments, R&D collaborations, R&D outsourcing, and the management of people influence innovation. She has taught international business courses at PhD, MBA, and undergraduate levels. 

 

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Edward G. Wertheim 
Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Development 

Professor Wertheim teaches organizational behavior, negotiation, and mediation. He is a professional mediator.


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Ronald M. Whitfield 
Lecturer of Finance and Insurance 

Dr. Whitfield is an economist and business consultant with expertise in sustainability, strategic planning, international trade, and market/technology assessments.

 Margaret Woo Margaret Woo
Professor of Law

Professor Woo teaches civil procedure, administrative law and comparative law. In 1997, she was named the law school's Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. She is also a faculty director for the law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy.


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Yu (Amy) Xia 
Associate Professor 

Amy Xia’s research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, service supply chain, risk management and scheduling.

 Yang-Shawee-194x199 Shiawee Yang
Associate Professor of Finance

Professor Yang has teaching and research interests in real estate, financial economics, and investment management. Her current research concerns financial issues of the US real estate capital market, the REIT industry, and the Asian financial and real estate markets.


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Michael Zack 
Executive Faculty Director, Online Graduate Programs and Professor of Information, Operations and Analysis 

Professor Zack's research and teaching focuses on the use of information and knowledge to improve organizational performance, and the link between intellectual resources and competitive strategy. 

 Grey-Person-194x199 David Zepeda 
Assistant Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management 
Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research 

Professor Zepeda’s primary research interest is in the area of managing technologies and resources across the health care supply chain with particular emphasis on reducing disparities in the delivery of chronic care.