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As Business Needs Change, New Faculty at Stevens Poised to Add Value

Four New Professors, with Expertise in Innovation, Crowds and Machine Learning, Join School of Business

If you’re a manager or decision-maker in business, it’s not easy to keep current with the broad, technology-driven changes affecting every industry.

Fortunately, the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology continues to hire faculty whose research insights and teaching acumen prepare professionals to manage change and lead with greater confidence through an understanding of analytics and technology.

The school is welcoming four new faculty this August, who bring expertise in areas such as crowdsourcing, human-machine collaboration, innovation, strategy, industrial organization and machine learning. 

“We were very fortunate to attract a top cohort of new faculty, who bring great research and publications to Stevens while also having great passion for teaching,” said Dr. Gregory Prastacos, dean of the School of Business. “I am delighted to welcome them aboard and look forward to great things from each of them.” 

Headshots of the four new faculty members at the School of Business.The new cohort of Stevens business faculty starting in fall 2020. From left, professors Pallavi Pal, Josep Tribo, Emma Wang and Bei Yan.

The newly hired faculty are:

Assistant Professor Pallavi Pal. An economist who recently completed her Ph.D. from Michigan State university, Dr. Pal studies machine learning, applied econometrics and industrial organization. Prior to her doctoral work, she served as an economist in the antitrust division of the Indian government’s competition commission, where she worked on cases featuring companies like Google and industries like airlines. 

Associate Professor Josep Tribo. Dr. Tribo comes to Stevens from University Carlos III of Madrid, in Spain, where he was a professor of corporate finance; he also spent a year as a visiting professor in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, in New York. He is an expert in corporate social responsibility, corporate finance, strategy and innovation whose work has been published in some of the top academic journals, including Journal of Business Ethics and Strategic Management Journal. 

Dr. Tribo was attracted most to the culture of Stevens, which he called “an open-minded organization that offers a good approach for being innovative.”

Assistant Professor Emma Wang. Dr. Wang joins Stevens just after completing her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Arizona. Her research interests include CEO compensation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and bank debt; she has a number of interesting working papers looking at these areas through the lenses of reputation, pricing and so on.  

“I am extremely honored and happy to join the Stevens family,” Dr. Wang said. “I am looking forward to working with our exceptional faculty and hardworking students, as well as exploring Hoboken and New York City

Assistant Professor Bei Yan. Before coming to Stevens, Dr. Yan was a project scientist in the technology management program at UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering. “I am very excited about Stevens’ innovation, diversity, and leadership in science and technology research,” she said of joining the School of Business.

Dr. Yan’s research interests include human-machine teaming, crowdsourcing, data analysis, text mining and social networks. She has a background in communications and marketing that beings a unique angle to her research, which has been featured in various academic journals. She earned her Ph.D. in communication from the University of Southern California.

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