Campus & Community

School of Business Welcomes Exceptional New Faculty Members

For more than a decade, the School of Business has been leading the charge to transform today’s business school education by harnessing the power of technology. One of the key factors to advancing this transformation has come from hiring exceptionally high-quality faculty. 

During this time, the number of full-time faculty has grown to 83, a 113% increase. This has led to the launch of new programs offered, a substantial increase in enrollment across undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. studies, and hundreds of publications that provide new knowledge and practical solutions to business's challenges. 

Twelve of those faculty members were recently welcomed for the 2023-24 academic year. This impressive group is comprised of industry and research leaders who will help further this growth and enhance the high-quality education Stevens’ delivers 

“These new faculty bring an array of relevant experiences and research that will undoubtedly strengthen Stevens’ position as a leader in business education,” shares School of Business Dean Gregory Prastacos. “They come from diverse backgrounds, both personally and professionally, and will give our students unique perspectives on the challenges and opportunities they will face as the next generation of business leaders. 

Each faculty member brings a breadth of knowledge and expertise with them, including digital transformation, the economics of equity and inclusion, leveraging AI to guide decision-making and many more topics that will prove relevant and useful to delivering an industry-ready education. 

Get to know the newest members of our community. 

Cherif Amirat 
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Cherif Amirat Cherif holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Cherif was most recently the Chief of Information Officer at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Before that, he was a Senior Director of Business Technology at Pfizer and worked as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. 

Arion Cheong 
Assistant Professor in Accounting

Arion CheongArion earned his Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems (AIS) from Rutgers University, an M.A. in Economics from UT Austin, and a B.A. from Kyunghee University. He was awarded best dissertation in AIS by the American Accounting Association and has collaborated with the Brazilian Stock Exchange (B3) and AB InBev. His work has been published in the Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and the European Court of Auditors Journal

Dennis Glacken 
Industry Associate Professor in Information Systems

Dennis GlackenDennis received his JD from Seton Hall School of Law, M.S. from Stevens Institute of Technology, and BBA from Pace University. He has held numerous leadership positions, including chief information officer, head of acquisitions and head of process improvement. Experienced in operation excellence, technology management and digital transformation, Dennis has led hundreds of transformation programs and projects, including redesigning drug development improving robotic process automation and replacing large legacy applications with modern digital innovative solutions. 

Elizabeth Gomez 
Senior Lecturer in Analytics

Elizabeth Gomez Liz received her Ph.D. in information systems and M.S. in technical and professional communications from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in information systems from Quinnipiac. Her research focuses on crisis management and ways to adapt protocols for improved communication response with today’s mobile technologies. Liz was previously a content intelligence leader for Dun & Bradstreet, where she won a Leadership Award in 2015. She was awarded a patent for managing privileges to access data in a database in 2018. 

Yanru Han 
Assistant Professor in Finance

Yanru HanYanru received her Ph.D. in finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also holds a B.S. in economics from Tsinghua University. Her work studies the interactions between financial markets and corporate decision-making, particularly emphasizing diversity and equality, human capital and supply chain aspects. Her papers have been accepted for presentation at several major conferences, including the annual meetings of the Financial Management Association.  

Jinwoo Kim 
Assistant Professor in Marketing

Jinwoo KimJinwoo holds a PH.D. and an M.S. in marketing from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. in marketing and a B.A. in psychology and business (Summa Cum Laude) from the Seoul National University. His research examines questions related to judgment and decision-making, consumption utility, mental accounting, hedonic decline and consumer financial decision-making. Jinwoo’s work has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Process

Yu (Luna) Liu 
Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship

Yu (Luna) Liu Luna received her Ph.D. in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the Naveen Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas. She also holds an M.Phil. in strategic management and a B.S. in enterprise engineering with management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Her works encompass topics such as digital entrepreneurship, venture capital and IPOs. She has published in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice

Frank Manzi 
Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Frank Manzi Frank has an MBA in Accounting from Pace University. He brings 35 years of experience in accounting, finance and operations in the public accounting, telecommunications, advertising and supply chain operations industries. He is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and serves as Assistant Chair of the Future of Accounting Education Committee. He has had several articles published in The CPA Journal

Jorge Medina 
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Jorge Medina Jorge holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York Graduate Center and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. His research interests center around applied microeconomics, especially health economics and the economics of equity and inclusion. He has been published in the Review of Social Economy, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Maritime Transport Research, and Research in Transportation Economics

Katia Meggiorin 
Assistant Professor in Information Systems

Katia Meggiorin Katia received her PH.D. from the Management and Organization Department of NYU Stern School of Business. She also has an M.S. in Management from IE Business School, an M.S. in Communication from the University of Amsterdam, and a B.A. in public relations and advertising from IULM University. Katia researches the relationship between digital platforms and society. She has been published in Strategy Science, Business & Society, and Journal of Communication Management

Sohyun Park 
Assistant Professor in Management

Sohyun Park Sohyun earned her Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota. She also holds an M.S. in Management / Organization Theory and a B.B.A. in Business and a B.A. in English Literature from Yonsei University. Her research focuses on how diverse collaborative relationships within and across organizations form and drive market outcomes for organizations. Sohyun leverages large-scale databases to answer her research questions in various settings, including the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare industry. 

Denghui Zhang 
Assistant Professor in Analytics

Denghui Zhang Denghui Zhang received his Ph.D. in information technology from Rutgers Business School. He also holds an M.S. in computer science and a B.E. in electronic engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing. His research focuses on empowering deep learning models with business domain knowledge and leveraging AI to discover new knowledge and derive managerial implications to guide decision-making. He has published in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and IEEE Transaction on Big Data.