Three faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration received promotions to the rank of full professor as of July 1, 2016. Dr. Jonathan O’Brien of the Department of Management, Dr. Jennifer Ryan of the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics and Dr. Marjorie Shelley of the School of Accountancy received the promotions.
“The promotions are well-deserved based on the teaching, research and leadership accomplishments of these faculty members,” said Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration. “The rank of full professor signifies leadership in teaching, research and service as well as a national reputation in one’s discipline and these three promotions recognize outstanding contributions from three of our newer faculty.”
O’Brien joined CBA in 2015 from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. His research is widely published, including in the Strategic Management Journal
and Academy of Management Journal
. He serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal
and the Journal of Management Studies.
He has also served the college in its faculty recruiting efforts for the Department of Management. His research focuses on governance of strategic assets and other topics such as real options, capital structure, the institutional environment, emerging economies and behavioral influences on corporate governance.
Ryan joined CBA in 2015 from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests are in inventory and supply chain management with a focus on coping with uncertainty and the role of information and information sharing in supply chains. Her research appeared in many publications including Management Science, Operations Research
and Production and Operations Management
. Ryan will be the first chair of the newly created Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics which opens this fall.
Joining the School of Accountancy in 2013, Shelley previously was an associate professor at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include factors affecting audit quality, the role of board of director audit committees, the effects of earnings predictability/ambiguity on investors’ responses to accounting. Her article, “Do Complexity, Governance, and Auditor Independence Influence Whether Firms Retain their Auditors for Tax Services?” in the Journal of American Taxation Association
(JATA) was selected as the JATA Best Paper of 2010 award. She has published in Contemporary Accounting Review
, Auditing: A Journal of Theory and Practice
and many others.