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September 30, 2020

New Faculty Join Tepper School in Fall 2020

Three new faculty members join us this fall, specializing in business technologies, accounting, and economics. Welcome to the Tepper School!

Zoey Jiang, Assistant Professor of Business Technologies

Zoey Jiang's research interests include new technologies, on-demand services, retail, and data-driven decision-making, inspired by real-world problems. She aims to explore new challenges and opportunities facing firms in today’s digital economy − such as the effects of digitalization on customer behavior − and plans to develop implementable solutions for business improvements. She will teach the Data Mining and Business Analytics course in spring 2021. Jiang received her Ph.D. in 2020 from the University of Michigan.

Max Risch, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Max Risch joins the Tepper School from Princeton University, where he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Economics Department last spring. His research areas include public finance, labor economics, and development economics. Risch’s research uses novel administrative datasets to analyze the relationship between public policies and the distribution of income. This spring, he will teach Introduction to Accounting. Risch received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2019 from the University of Michigan.

Serra Bornabay Akan, Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics

Serra Bornabay Akan is a familiar face as she has been a visiting professor at the Tepper School since 2014. She joins us now full time from Carnegie Mellon's campus in Qatar. Her research interests include political economy, microeconomics, and law and economics. This year, she will teach Global Business and Economics. Akan received her Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy in 2009 from Northwestern University.