Research & Innovation

New Business School Faculty Are in a Class of Their Own

From Corner Offices to Cutting-Edge Research, Professors Bring a Wealth of Experience to Stevens

Headshots of the Stevens business faculty who started in fall 2019. New York City is in the background.
The six new faculty joining the School of Business. Clockwise from top left, professors Jing Chen, Andrea Rozario, Zachary Feinstein, Wei Zheng, Dan Pirjol and Emmanuel Hatzakis.

The skills required of aspiring leaders in finance, consulting, healthcare, technology and other industries continues to evolve as technology empowers better decision-making and greater efficiency. 

That’s why the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology consistently aims to hire highly qualified faculty who bring a blend of cutting-edge research and real-world leadership experience to the Hoboken, NJ, campus.

“This year, we are extremely fortunate to welcome six faculty whose work has already distinguished them in their careers,” said Dr. Gregory Prastacos, dean of the school. “Each has already done some very impressive work, and I am eager to see what kinds of interesting research and excellent teaching these professors do in the future.”

Accounting 

Dr. Jing Chen, assistant professor. Dr. Chen earned her Ph.D. from New York University, and comes to Stevens from the University at Buffalo – SUNY. Her expertise lies in voluntary disclosure, supplier-customer relationships, and financial and text analysis. Her work has been published in Management Science and Harvard Business Review. 

Dr. Andrea Rozario, assistant professor. Dr. Rozario brings an interest in blockchain, process automation and analytics to her research, which has appeared in The CPA Journal and Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. She has worked in audit and analysis roles at Quest Diagnostics and PwC. She recently completed a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Finance

Dr. Zachary Feinstein, assistant professor. Dr. Feinstein completed master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University. He comes to Stevens from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was published in a number of journals, including Quantitative Finance and Operations Research Letters. He has been PI on several grants and has contributed op-ed pieces to The New York Times.

Dr. Emmanuel Hatzakis, teaching professor and director of the Finance and Financial Engineering master’s programs. Dr. Hatzakis comes to Stevens from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a director in the chief investment office; he also has leadership experience at UBS and Goldman Sachs. His interests include forecasting modeling, risk management, optimization and operations. He has published in a number of journals, including Production & Operations Management, and has received the Wagner Prize and Edelman Award. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Dan Pirjol, teaching associate professor. Dr. Pirjol’s research interests include derivatives pricing, applied probability and stochastic modeling, and applied mathematics. Before joining Stevens, he was a vice president in the model risk group at JPMorgan Chase. His work has been published in Quantitative Finance and Finance and Stochastics, among others.

Management

Dr. Wei Zheng, associate professor and Richard R. Roscitt Endowed Chair in Leadership. Dr. Zheng joins Stevens from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where she was a professor of management. She has published many articles in top business journals, including Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Management; has been co-PI on several grants; and has provided marketing and management consulting services to companies, including Walmart and Dale Carnegie Training.

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