FCBE welcomes an outstanding group of tenure-track faculty

For release:  October 31, 2017

Fogelman College is excited to announce a number of valued individuals to the College as tenure-track professors this fall. They are joining us from respected universities around the country. The knowledge and experience of these new faculty will help continue to increase the academic reputation of our College and University as a whole.

Dr. Erin Henry, assistant professor of Accountancy, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She also has a CPA license in the state of Tennessee. Dr. Henry's research areas of focus are the capital market implications of tax-related information and understanding the level of and variation in corporate tax status to evaluate tax and financial reporting policy. Her paper entitled, "The Information Content of Tax Expense: A Discount Rate Explanation" was recently accepted in the journal of Contemporary Accounting Research.

Dr. Kate Sorensen, assistant professor of Accountancy, earned her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. Her areas of research concentration are in professional skepticism, the audit-client relationship, and changing work environments. Her paper entitled, "Alternative Work Arrangements: Perceptions of Participants and Non-Participants" was accepted at the 2017 AAA Annual Audit Meeting Research Symposium in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Nirmalee Raddatz, assistant professor of Accountancy, earned her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining the Fogelman College, she worked as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Dr. Raddatz's research interests include behavioral accounting, accounting information systems, information security and assurance, and neuro-information systems. Her paper entitled, "An Image of Information Security: Examining the Coping Process by Internet Users" was recently published in the Journal of Information Systems Security.

Dr. Jamein Cunningham, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. His research focus studies the impact of historical structures and institutions during the 1960s and 1970s on the everyday lives of the indigent. Dr. Cunningham's research also centers on the socio-economic issues of policing, police resources, and crime. His most recent publication in the Journal of Urban Economics is entitled, "An Evaluation of the Federal Legal Services Program: Evidence from Crime Rates and Property Values."

Dr. Jeff Black, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include market microstructure, liquidity, market efficiency, and social network analysis. His article entitled, "The Pricing of Different Dimensions of Liquidity: Evidence from Government Guaranteed Bonds" was recently published in the Journal of Banking & Finance.

Ali Adeli, assistant professor in the Department of BIT, is completing his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. His research interests are business analytics, information technology-mediated markets, modeling human behavior, agent-based modeling and simulation, data mining, machine learning, and data visualization. His paper entitled, "Toward Understanding the Dynamics of Bidder Behavior in Continuous Combinatorial Auctions: Agent-Based Simulation Approach" was recently accepted at the 2017 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

"We are very pleased to have such outstanding additions to our faculty at Fogelman College," said Dean Rajiv Grover. "Our students are our number one priority. We strive to maintain a faculty that focuses on bringing students the most up-to-date knowledge in their field along with the extra care and attention to help them excel."