Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper School Faculty Available for Media

Below are a sampling of administrators, professors and researchers who are available to speak with journalists.

Click on the faculty name to view his or her full profile and access a downloadable headshot. 

Faculty (by Area)


Gérard Cornuéjols, IBM University Professor of Operations Research

  • Operations research
  • Optimization
  • Optimization methods in finance
  • Integer programming

Sunder Kekre, Vasantrao Dempo Professor, Professor of Operations Management

  • Operations management
  • Business analytics
  • Supply chain management
  • Enhancing productivity and customer satisfaction
  • Engineering of global products and services
  • Management of health care

John Hooker, T. Jerome Holleran Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • Operations research
  • Optimization
  • Mathematical programming
  • Constraint programming
  • Scheduling
  • Vehicle routing
  • Transportation scheduling
  • Health care logistics
  • Business ethics
  • Ethical decisions blog
  • Supply chain ethics
  • Ethics of artificial intelligence
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Cross-cultural ethics and corruption
  • Music theory
  • Musical composition

Dennis Epple, Thomas Lord University Professor of Economics

  • Admission
  • Tuition
  • Financial aid policies
  • School competition
  • School choice
  • Mobility and redistribution
  • Educational vouchers
  • Charter schools

Onur Kesten, Associate Professor of Economics

  • Market design
  • Matching
  • Game theory

Sevin Yeltekin, Professor of Economics, Senior Associate Dean of Education

  • Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Computational economics
  • Fiscal and monetary policy design
  • Social insurance design
  • Dynamic games
  • Macro-finance

Nicola Secomandi, Professor of Operations Management, Head of the Ph.D. Program

  • Energy and commodity merchant trading operations
  • Energy markets and operations
  • Operations management
  • Real options
  • Energy and supply chain risk management

David Mawhinney, Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship, Executive Director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

  • Innovation ecosystems
  • Startups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing for entrepreneurs
  • Venture capital
  • Angel investing
  • Private equity
  • Product management
  • Product innovation
  • Commercialization

Sridhar Tayur, Ford Distinguished Research Chair, Professor of Operations Management

  • Health care operations
    • Organ transplantation
    • Insurance effect on consumer and physician behavior
    • Consistent care in nursing homes
    • Personalized medicine
  • Global manufacturing
    • Private equity and lean operations
    • Manufacturing automation
    • Combating child labor in the supply base
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Software startups
    • New business models
    • Social enterprises
    • Platforms and matching markets
    • Sharing economy
    • Venture capital
  • Global supply chain
    • Operations
    • Supply chain management
    • Enterprise analytics and software
    • Omni-channel retailing
    • Outsourcing
    • Combating counterfeiting

Lars-Alexander Kuehn, Associate Professor of Finance

  • Equity and bond market investments
  • Financial markets
  • Asset allocation
  • Credit risk
  • Bankruptcies
  • Capital structure

Bryan Routledge, Assistant Professor of Finance

  • Finance
  • Asset pricing
  • Natural language processing
  • Preference theory
  • Social media
  • Commodities and commodity pricing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Corporate finance

Chester Spatt, Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance

  • Financial markets and regulation
  • SEC
  • Pension underfunding
  • Taxes and investing
  • High-frequency trading
  • Trading and short-selling
  • Equity trading and market structure
  • Liquidity
  • Credit rating agencies
  • Federal Reserve stress test
  • Mortgages
  • Municipal borrowing
  • Derivative securities

Linda Argote, David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

  • Organizational learning
  • Learning curves
  • Transactive memory systems
  • Organizational theories
  • Behavioral theories
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Social identity
  • Competitive advantage
  • Communication networks
  • Group performance

Brandy Aven, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

  • Corporate fraud
  • Email analysis
  • Communication behavior
  • Trust
  • Networked teams
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Social network analysis
  • Entrepreneurship

Rosalind Chow, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

  • Racial inequality
  • Policy attitudes
  • Affirmative action support
  • Colorblindness
  • Inter-racial dynamics
  • Gender inequality
  • Sponsorship vs. mentorship
  • Gender gap in leadership positions

Taya Cohen, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

  • Organizational psychology
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Workplace deviance
  • Morality and ethics
  • Character
  • Personality
  • Intergroup relations
  • Personnel selection
  • Transgressions
  • Moral character
  • Organizational citizenship behavior
  • Counterproductive work behavior

Oliver Hahl, Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Strategy

  • Corporate strategy
  • Organizational behavior
  • Architecture of competitive advantage
  • Organizations and networks
  • The business of sports
  • Perceptions of authenticity

Robert Kelley, Distinguished Service Professor of Management

  • Minorities and women in business
  • Developing star performers
  • Employee performance and productivity
  • Leveraging intellectual capital
  • Gold-collar workers
  • Managing tech and creative workers
  • Customer-centric businesses
  • Followership
  • Leadership
  • Service businesses
  • Corporate culture
  • Organizational change
  • Harassment in the workplace

Denise M. Rousseau, H.J. Heinz II University, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy 

  • Diversity
  • Psychological contract
  • Human resources strategy
  • Employee relationships
  • Aging workforce
  • Leadership
  • Idiosyncratic deals
  • Organizational culture
  • Change management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Managerial decisions

Anita Williams Woolley, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

  • Collective intelligence
  • Social intelligence
  • Social dynamics of women in business
  • Women on boards and in committees
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Team dynamics
  • Business social skills
  • Offensive vs. defensive business team strategy
  • Virtual teams
  • Team performance
  • Team collaboration
  • Artificial intelligence and teams
  • Remote workforce and teleworking
  • Open office concepts

Fatma Kilinç-Karzan, Associate Professor of Operations Research

  • Convex optimization
  • Business analytics
  • Online learning
  • Machine learning
  • Integer programming
  • Assortment optimization
  • Large-scale computational game theory
  • Compressed sensing
  • High-dimensional statistical estimation
  • Decision-making under uncertainty
  • Structured nonconvex optimization

Dokyun Lee, Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

  • Deep learning
  • Data science
  • Text mining
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning in business
  • Content engineering
  • Advertising content
  • Recommender systems
  • Impact of algorithms
  • Explainable algorithms
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Sharing economy

Javier Peña, Bajaj Family Chair in Operations Research

  • Financial engineering
  • Data science
  • Business analytics
  • Convex optimization
  • Statistics
  • Data mining

Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Business Technologies

  • Deep learning
  • Machine learning
  • Social media
  • Social networks
  • FinTech
  • Digital marketing
  • Sharing economy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer vision
  • Data science

Peter Boatwright, Allan D. Shocker Professor of Marketing and New Product Development

  • Marketing new products and services
  • Product and service innovation
  • Qualitative and analytical marketing
  • Millennials, segments of millennials

Tim Derdenger, Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategy

  • High-tech marketing
  • Marketing strategies in product lines
  • Sports marketing
  • Pricing and branding
  • Sponsorships and celebrity endorsements
  • Streaming industry
  • Angel investors
  • Technology management
  • Video games
  • Antitrust issues
  • Platform markets

Jeffrey Galak, Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Marketing
  • Consumer behavior
  • Decision-making
  • Satiation
  • Sentimental value
  • Hedonic adaptation
  • Variety seeking
  • Affective forecasting
  • Expectation updating
  • Fluency effects

Hui Li, Assistant Professor of Marketing

  • Two-sided platform/marketplace
  • Dynamic pricing
  • Sharing economy
  • Airbnb/hotel/rental/housing market
  • Multichannel management
  • Digital product
  • e-book industry
  • Groupon/daily deals industry/online-to-offline business

Alan Montgomery, Professor of Marketing

  • Marketing
  • Electronic marketing
  • Clickstream analysis
  • Price optimization
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Machine learning
  • Business analytics
  • Decision theory
  • Price optimization for retailing
  • Profiling consumers using clickstream data
  • Integrating managerial knowledge with business
  • Analytics through Bayesian statistics and decision theory
  • Analytical modeling of consumer financial transaction data

Christopher Olivola, Assistant Professor of Marketing

  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Behavioral economics
  • Consumer behavior
  • Appearances and voting
  • Face perception and first impressions
  • Consumer/household financial decision-making
  • Consumer attitudes toward taxes
  • Charitable giving and prosocial behavior
  • Consumer reactions to deadly events and humanitarian disasters
  • How consumers trade off spending (or saving) time and money

Bob Monroe, Associate Teaching Professor of Business Technologies, Co-Director of the MS in Product Management Program

  • Product development
  • Product management
  • Technology-enhanced education
  • Better business through computing technology