Stacey Jacobsen joins the Cox School of Business as an assistant professor of finance. She earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, then went on to earn a Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2011. Prior to entering the doctoral program she worked as a senior analyst in the investment banking department at Southwest Securities, Inc. and as a senior strategy associate at FedEx Kinko's in Dallas. Her research interests lie in the areas of empirical corporate finance and market microstructure. She has presented her work at several leading conferences. Her work has also been published in Management Science and has been featured in The New York Times and Financial Times.
Bo Kyung Kim
Bo Kyung Kim joins theCox School of Business as an assistant professor of strategy. She obtained a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2002 and an MBA in 2005, both from Seoul National University, South Korea. In 2006, she completed an M.S. in Organizational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has a Ph.D. in Strategy from the University of Michigan. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program at Michigan, she worked for several broadcast studios in Korea as a scripter and producer. Her research projects focus on the effects of the status and identity of organizations and on organizations themselves, their performance, and the structuring of market systems, especially in the U.S. opera market and the U.S. daily newspaper industry.
Robert Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom in the Cox School's O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom. Prior to SMU Cox, he taught at Auburn University, Capital University and Shawnee State University. Lawson is co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual reports, which provide an economic freedom index for over 140 countries. He has numerous professional publications in journals such as Public Organization, Cato Journal, Kyklos, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and European Journal of Political Economy. Lawson has served as president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and is a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society. He earned his B.S. in economics from the Honors College at Ohio University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University.
Yian Liu joins SMU Cox as an assistant professor of finance, earning her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2010. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, she graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in mathematical economic analysis, math and managerial studies. Professor Liu studies financial intermediation, international finance and corporate finance. Her most recent work, "International Liquidity Sharing: Evidence from Financial Crises" studies how multinational banks propagate credit supply shocks, which lead to synchronized business cycles. A Fischer Black doctoral fellowship, University of Chicago grant, as well as Microsoft, Chevron and Academic Decathlon Scholarships, are among her other awards.
John Sumanth, assistant professor of management and organizational behavior,comes to the Cox School from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior and was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award for 2010-2011.He also holds an MBA in marketing and management from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida and a B.S. in industrial engineering (cum laude) from the University of Miami.
Ryan Vogel, a visiting assistant professor in management and organizations, comes to Cox from the University of Georgia, where he received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior. He also holds a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Before returning to school to complete his doctoral work, Ryan was an entrepreneur in Toronto, Ontario where he co-founded and operated several business ventures.His research focuses on the various ways employees 'fit' in their organizations and on how supervisor-subordinate relationships become constructive versus destructive.
Dimitris Vrettos is an assistant professor of accounting at the Cox School of Business. Dimitris earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece; his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; and his Ph.D. from the Broad School, Michigan State University. Dimitris' professional experience spans 12 years in the automotive, packaged foods,airline and maritime shipping industries.His functional experience includes financial planning and analysis, capital budgeting, treasury functions, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and product line management.